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PNS Daily Newscast - December 17, 2018 


Do GOP lawmakers have the votes to avoid a government shutdown? Also on the Monday rundown: groups laud Zinke’s departure, but worry about who’s next. Plus, a call for review of Veteran’s Administration dog research.

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Public News Service - MT: Endangered Species & Wildlife

A wildlife biologist says wolves and other large predators have an innate ability to find diseased prey in herds. (Tupulak/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Could wolves and other large predators be border guards in the fight against Chronic Wasting Disease? One biologist believes so, as CWD, an infectious neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose populations, spreads in the Mountain West. Biologist Gary Wolfe, a fo

Sixty million bison once roamed North America, but only a small fraction of that number remain. (American Prairie Reserve)

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Smithsonian is partnering with American Prairie Reserve to research and restore one of the country's most treasured landscapes. The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute does science and conservation work around the world, and is bringing that expertise to APR's reser

There are about 700 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park. (Jim Peaco/Yellowstone National Park)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Conservation and tribal groups are challenging removal of endangered-species protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears in court just days before hunting of the bears is set to begin in Idaho and Wyoming. Six cases alleging that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wrongly remo

Supporters of the Land and Water Conservation Fund say it's helped Montana's outdoor recreation economy at places such as Glacier National Park. (m01229/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – With less than two months before it expires, conservation groups are calling for permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund – a program that has received bipartisan support in the past. Montana has received nearly $600 million since the fund was c

Up to 10 male grizzly bears and one female grizzly could be hunted this fall in Wyoming. (Jim Peaco/Yellowstone National Park)

HELENA, Mont. – Conservation groups are asking Wyoming officials to cancel this fall's grizzly bear trophy hunt after four newly reported bear deaths from 2017. In a letter to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, the groups say the deaths mean the state needs to readjust its hunting quota. W

One more female and male grizzly bear could be killed during Wyoming's hunting season this fall because of a transfer from Montana. (Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park)

HELENA, Mont. - Conservation groups say Montana is sharing its grizzly bear mortality quota so that more bears can be killed in Wyoming's proposed hunt this fall, despite Montana's decision not to allow a grizzly hunt this year and its stated commitment not to transfer the mortality figures to other

There are about 700 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. (Pat (Cletch) Williams/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – This week is National Park Week, and one of the greatest attractions to parks is the wildlife. There's one animal, in particular, many park-goers would love to have the chance to see: the grizzly bear. But since they were taken off the Endangered Species list last year and Wyom

No longer protected as an endangered species, Wyoming has proposed allowing grizzly bear hunts this fall. Montana declined to do the same. (Ellie Attebery/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Trump administration is in court in Montana today, trying to delay groups that are challenging its decision to strip endangered-species protections from Yellowstone grizzly bears. The hearing comes after another federal court ruled that endangered Great Lakes wolves can'

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