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Rave re­views

I’ve gone through my copy of the Septem­ber/ Oc­to­ber is­sue and it is, by far, the best an­nual wildlife is­sue ever. The ar­ti­cle writ­ten by Michela Rosano and the won­der­ful pic­tures by Michelle Val­berg of the ice griz­zlies of north­ern Yukon was sim­ply amaz­ing to read and con­tem­plate. The story by Niki Wil­son about the his­toric re­turn of the plains bi­son (“Back where they be­long”) was also great. In fact, I could say the same for all of the ar­ti­cles in this is­sue. Keep up the good work! Mau­reen Bedard Saint-gabriel-de-val­cartier, Que.

Septem­ber/oc­to­ber was an­other en­joy­able is­sue of the mag­a­zine. The wildlife theme re­mains a win­ner for me. I also ap­plaud your fo­cus on Canada’s North. There is a won­der­ful fu­ture there for Canada!

Dick Hub­bard Mis­sis­sauga, Ont.

Epic ex­pe­di­tion

On Septem­ber 6, ex­plorer Adam Shoalts com­pleted his four-month, Royal Cana­dian Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety spon­sored Trans-cana­dian Arc­tic Ex­pe­di­tion. Cana­dian Ge­o­graphic sat down with Shoalts in his first in­ter­view since he re­turned (can­ Here is a se­lec­tion of reader feed­back on that in­ter­view. All I can say is wow! I look for­ward to read­ing more of Adam’s sto­ries from his jour­ney. And I agree with him in hop­ing that Canada’s next 150 years are met with an in­creased aware­ness and ded­i­ca­tion to pro­tec­tion, con­ser­va­tion and true en­vi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship.

Rhonda Mcma­hon Guelph, Ont.

Awe­some and in­spir­ing ac­com­plish­ment, Adam. Bravo for demon­strat­ing the im­por­tance of pro­tect­ing the North. I look for­ward to read­ing your new book when it comes out. Ja­son White Toronto

Goose grief

I was pleased to read the ar­ti­cle, “Search for the Blue Goose” in the Septem­ber/oc­to­ber is­sue. Read­ing any re­minders of the work ac­com­plished by J. Dewey Soper is im­por­tant. How­ever, I was dis­ap­pointed that no men­tion was made of my bi­og­ra­phy of Dewey Soper en­ti­tled Arc­tic Nat­u­ral­ist: The Life of J. Dewey Soper pub­lished by Dun­durn Press in 2010. An­thony Dal­ton, Fel­low of the RCGS Mayne Is­land, B.C.

This is in­deed an amaz­ing map [ above], but is it time to con­sider re­nam­ing this sanc­tu­ary? The ar­ti­cle talks about hon­our­ing In­dige­nous is­sues and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion. Soper was given a map by the lo­cal peo­ple who guided him to the area af­ter three years search­ing for it on his own and get­ting nowhere. Why is the sanc­tu­ary still named af­ter him?

Pamela Holmes White­horse

A lament for Bear 148

In April 2015, Cana­dian Ge­o­graphic pub­lished a story by Les­lie An­thony about Bear 148 above], a tagged young fe­male griz­zly who roamed Banff Na­tional Park in close prox­im­ity to peo­ple. On Septem­ber 24, Bear 148 was killed by a hunter near Mcbride, B.C. An­thony sub­se­quently wrote an on­line story about her death (can­­ti­cle/lament-bear-148). Here is a se­lec­tion of reader feed­back on it.

Great ar­ti­cle, Les­lie. You ar­tic­u­lated the prob­lem well. Hope­fully soon we will find a way to co­ex­ist with the other an­i­mals who share this mag­nif­i­cent planet.

De­bra March Strat­ford, Ont.

Of course there are ef­forts that can pre­vent this from hap­pen­ing, how­ever there is no po­lit­i­cal will to make those ef­forts stick. How in the world is a hunter given per­mis­sion to kill a col­lared re­search bear? Aren’t there any le­gal reper­cus­sions for de­stroy­ing a bear that has taken the wildlife of­fi­cers time and money to plan, trap and re­lo­cate, and whose track­ing stats help them de­ter­mine how wildlife moves?

Emma Han­son Ed­mon­ton Cor­rec­tion: The im­age of a pair of bald ea­gles on page 63 of the Septem­ber/oc­to­ber is­sue (“The bald ea­gles of Bes­nard Lake”) shows the birds sit­ting in an east­ern white pine, the near­est of which oc­curs in south­east Man­i­toba. All other images are of Bes­nard Lake, Sask., proper.

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