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In a July 29, 2011 photo, Pee Wee, a Barbary falcon, gets to eat after chasing away some starlings at Sakuma Brothers Farms’ blueberry field in Burlington, Wash. Pee Wee is trained to dive-bomb clusters of starlings that like to dine on the newly ripened berries. (AP Photo/Skagit Valley Herald, Scott Terrell)
We pay state taxes and license fees for the hiring of qualified wildlife personnel. Why have we gotten bottom-of-the-barrel deer management since Brent Manning left? Do you think it has to do with our governor? Writer Les Davenport does. STORY & COMMENTS
For the rest of the month of December we will be bringing you highlights and top stories from 2012. Brent Lawrence, formerly with the National Wild Turkey Federation and now with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, answers a child's question about whether hunting is really necessary for survival. His thoughtful response is worth reading again. STORY & COMMENTS
FishinPals, the non-denominational fishing ministry operated by Jim and Janet Dillow of Virginia, recently started its 10th year. The first event of 2011 was held at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area May 21. STORY & COMMENTS