Last year’s data requires justification of hunting, grouse team-member says. Others contend the dwindling population can support a regulated season.
Spring brings male sage grouse to Wyoming leks to perform their funny mating routines.
Budd says rig activity is not shifting to core habitat, despite spikes in leases and permits. The rate of drilling there, however, has doubled.
As Wyoming’s numbers are finalized, new report contends that Trump administration policies are negatively impacting grouse habitat.
Federal agencies’ suggested amendments roll back crucial protections and must be rejected.