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Incident Title Announcement that Mary Cole  has Terminal Cancer Plane Snowed In

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Details of Cougar Death Sheep Darting

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Sheep Darting Mishap

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Cougar Lair Located

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Cougar Shot 

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Cougar Shot Continued Wolves Kill an Elk Dead Cougar Found in a Cave Wolves Eat Elk Dead Cougar Found by  Monumental Bridge

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9 Sheep Capture

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Wolves Chasing Elk Rattlesnake Encounter with  Maricio and Penny

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High‐Schoolers From McCall Visit

Key terms/people involved Mary, Cancer, Terminal,  Death, Hospital,  Plane, Rene, Teresa, Ray,  Snow, Grounded Cougar, Autopsy, Kill, Death,  Skull Sheep, Darting, Ewe Sheep, Darting, Ewe, Ram,  Death, Broken leg, Jim Cougar, Lair, Den, Sheep, Ram,  Elk, Wolf

Author Unknown

2/19/2000

Unknown

2/24/2000

Holly Akenson Jim Akenson

3/9/2000 3/13/2000

Holly Akenson

3/18/2000

Jim Akenson

3/24/2000

Cougar, Shot, Hunters, Hounds Cougar Shot, Hunters, Hounds,  Bobcat Wolves, Kill, Elk Dead, Cougar, Cave Wolves, Kill, Elk, Eat

Jim Akenson

3/26/2000

Jim Akenson Unknown Unknown Jim Akenson

3/27/2000 3/31/2000 3/31/2000 4/1/2000

Dead, Cougar, Bridge 9, sheep, Captured, darting,  dart, collared Wolf, Elk, Mica, Author A, Run,  Chase,  Rattlesnake, Mule, "Penny,"  Maricio

Jim Akenson

4/1/2000

Jim Akenson

4/8/2000

Jim Akenson

5/6/2000

Jim Akenson

5/18/2000

Jim Akenson

5/22/2000

Jim Akenson

5/22/2000

Jim Akenson Jim Akenson/  Unknown

6/14/2000 6/16/2000

Holly Akenson

6/27/2000

Deer, Airstrip, Fawns, Plane Wolf, Pups, Babies, Howl,  Moose, Cow, Elk, Cow, Pregnancy Bear, Elk

Holly Akenson

7/1/2000

Holly Akenson Holly Akenson Holly Akenson

7/11/2000 7/15/2000 7/16/2000

John Lancaster, Death, Plane  Crash, Plane, Crash

Jim and Holly  Akenson

7/25/2000

Jim, Head, Injury, Maul

Holly Akenson

7/27/2000

High School, Visit, Education,  Students, McCall

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High‐School Visit Continued:  Rattlesnake, Cave Paintings

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Mica Cuts Leg, Needs Stitches

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Visiting Wolf Pups

High School, Visit, Education,  Students, Rattlesnake, Cave  Paintings, Tracking, Mica,  McCall Micah, Dog, Leg, Cut,  Wounded Wolf, Babies, Pups, Holly,  Jeremy, Den

76

Animal Bone Show and Tell

School, Class, Education,  Students, Elk, Cougar, Coyote,  Skulls, Bone, Deformities

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Deer, Plane, Fawn Incident Searching for Wolf Pups, Fighting  off a Cow High Elk Pregnancy Results Bear Sighting, Elk Barks at it John Lancaster‐‐Pilot‐‐Dies in  Plane Crash Due to Engine  Failure Jim Gets Hit in Head While  Splitting Wood

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date


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Meeting with Elderly Hikers

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A Fire Starts in Buck Creek

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John Lancaster's Memorial  Service

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More Forest Fires

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Class on Wolf Tracking Chris Joins the 4000 Squared  Club‐‐Hikes up Two Mountains in  15 Hours

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Chasing off a Bear

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Jeremy, Ken, Sam, Author B,  Hiking Forest, Fire, Forest fire, Buck  Creek, Helicopter,  Smokejumpers, Firefighters John Lancaster, Death, Plane  Crash, Plane, Crash, Funeral,  Memorial Service Big Creek, Salmon, Clear  Creek, Burgdorf, Three Bears,  Diamond Point, Flossie Wolf, Wolves, Tracking, Bones,  Skull, Telemetry, Cougar,  Coyote

Holly Akenson

7/31/2000

Holly Akenson

7/31/2000

Holly Akenson

8/1/2000

Holly Akenson

8/2/2000

Holly Akenson

8/3/2000

Holly Akenson

8/5/2000

Chris

8/6/2000

The Return of the Bear‐‐Tries to  Get Into a Cabin

Hiking, "Chris," Mountains,  Record Bear, Black Bear, Chasing,  Confrontation, Pistol Bear, Black Bear, Chasing,  Confrontation, Cabin,  Window, Break In

Chris

8/7/2000

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Fire Prevention Measures

Fire, Forest Fire, Prevention

Holly Akenson

8/13/2000

114

Emergency Fire Evacuation From  Taylor Ranch

Holly Akenson

8/13/2000

115

Emergency Fire Evacuation From  Taylor Ranch Continued

Holly Akenson

8/13/2000

116

Emergency Fire Evacuation From  Taylor Ranch Continued: Part 3

Holly Akenson

8/13/2000

Holly Akenson

8/13/2000

Holly Akenson

8/14/2000

Holly Akenson

8/15/2000

Holly Akenson

8/16/2000

Holly Akenson

8/16/2000

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Emergency Fire Evacuation From  Taylor Ranch Continued Part 4

118

Living With the Flying B. Crew

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Cleaning Up After the First Fire Attempted Recovery of Stock: 13  Missing

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Cleaning Up After the Fire  Continued: Fire Drill,  Firefighters, Laundry

Forest, Fire, Forest fire,  Smokejumpers, Firefighters,  Emergency, Evacuation Forest, Fire, Forest fire,  Smokejumpers, Firefighters,  Emergency, Evacuation,  Helicopter Forest, Fire, Forest Fire,  Smokejumpers, Firefighters,  Emergency, Evacuation,  Helicopter Forest, Fire, Forest Fire,  Smokejumpers, Firefighters,  Emergency, Evacuation,  Helicopter, River Guides Forest Fire, Forest, Fire,  Emergency, Evacuation,  "Flying B" Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Taylor  Ranch, Damage Forest Fire, Forest, Fire,  Damage, Missing, Stock Forest Fire, Forest, Fire,  Cleaning Up, Laundry, Mules,  Firefighters, Helicopter,  Horses


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Firestorm at Flying B

Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Firefighting, Mules, Horses,  Helicopter, Evacuation, "Short  Creek Fire," "Shellrock Fire"

Holly Akenson

8/18/2000

"A Fire of Biblical Proportions‐‐"  Firestorm at Flying B Continued

Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Firefighting, Mules, Horses,  Firefighters "Short Creek Fire,"  Middle Fork Peak, Lookout,  "Shellrock Fire"

Holly Akenson

8/18/2000

The Firestorm Hits Flying B: Total  Mayhem

Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Jim, Chris, Mike, "Penny,"  "Cricket," Back Burn, Accident,  Injury, Shellrock, Short Creek,  Firefighters, Firefighting  Emergency

Holly Akenson

8/18/2000

Holly Akenson

8/18/2000

Holly Akenson

8/18/2000

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The Firestorm Hits Flying B:  Continued Part 2

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The Firestorm Hits Flying B:  Continued Part 3

Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Jim, Chris, Mike, "Penny,"  "Cricket," Back Burn, Accident,  Injury, Shellrock, Short Creek,  Firefighters, Firefighting  Emergency Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Jim, Mike,  Back Burn,  Shellrock, Short Creek,  Firefighters, Firefighting  Emergency

127

Cleaning Up After the Second  Firestorm

128

Cleaning Up After the Second  Firestorm Part 2

Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Jim, Chris, Mike, Shellrock,  Short Creek, Firefighters,  Firefighting, Emergency Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Jim, Mike, Shellrock, Short  Creek, Firefighters,  Firefighting, Emergency,  Injury, Bernard

Cleaning Up After the Second  Firestorm Part 3

Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Jim, Mike, Shellrock, Short  Creek, Firefighters,  Firefighting, Emergency,  Injury, Bernard, "Penny," First  Aid, "Rick," 

Holly Akenson

8/18/2000

Cleaning Up After The Second  Firestorm Part 4

Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Jim, Mike, Short Creek,  Firefighters, Firefighting,  Emergency, Injury, Bernard,  First Aid, Raven, Owl, Dead,  Deer, Fawn, Bear Cub, Elk, Bill  Guth, Ray Arnold,  

Holly Akenson

8/19/2000

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Holly Akenson

8/18/2000

Holly Akenson

8/18/2000


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Cleaning Up After the Second  Fire Part 5

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Cleaning Up After the Second  Fire Part 6‐‐Visit to Veterinarian

Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Jim, Mike, Short Creek,  Firefighters, Emergency,  Injury, First Aid, Plumbing,  Rick, Mica,    Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Flying  B, Jim,  Short Creek,  Firefighters, Firefighting,  Emergency, Veterinarian,  Mica, Mark Omann, Lornia,  Chris, Taylor Ranch

Cleaning Up After the Second  Forest Fire At Taylor Ranch Part  1

Forest Fire, Forest,  Jim, Chris,  Short Creek, Firefighters,  Firefighting, Emergency,  Taylor Ranch, Bighorn Bridge,  Big Creek, Burnt Creek, Mike  Feliciano, Steven Bierman,  Dennis Geving

Jim Akenson

8/21/2000

Forest Fire, Forest, Jim, Chris,  Short Creek, Firefighters,  Firefighting, Emergency, Mica,  Holly, Bear, Bear Cub, Deer,  Fawn,  Forest Fire, Forest, Fire, Bill,  Sonya,

Jim Akenson Jim And Holly  Akenson

8/22/2000

Holly Akenson

8/27/2000

Holly Akenson

8/28/2000

Holly Akenson

8/29/2000

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Cleaning Up After Second Forest  Fire at Taylor Ranch Part 2

137

Pistol Creek Fire

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Cleaning Up After Second Forest  Fire at Taylor Ranch Part 3 Mica's Birthday, Cougar Kills  Deer, Fawn Bears Spend Time At the Ranch‐‐ Videotaping

Fire, Forest, Forest Fire,  Emergency, Taylor Ranch,  Bear, "Rain Skull," Mule Basin,  Mule, Horse, Rabbit, Ray  Arnold, Janet Hohman, Chris,  Mica, Cougar, Deer, Fawn,  Death, Airstrip Bear, Bear Cub, Radio Collar,  Dart,  Bear. Bear Cub, Dart, Radio  Collar Bear, Radio Collar, Capture

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Darting the Bear Sow Catching, Darting, Male Bear Hitting Bear Sow With Arrows  "To Keep Her In Line"

153 154 165 172 181

Notes Written By Visitors Visiting, Fishing Bear Raids Compost Traveling/Auto Mishaps Bear Messes With Cabin

Visiting, Guestbook Visiting, Fishing Bear, Compost Car, Truck, Moscow, Travel Bear, Cabin

182

Bear Attempts to Break Into Lab Submitting Fire Story For  Publication

Bear, Lab, Break‐In Forest Fire, Taylor Ranch,  Emergency, Publication

187

Bear, Bear Sow, Archery

Holly Akenson

8/20/2000

Holly And Jim  Akenson

8/21/2000

8/26/2000

Jim Akenson Jim Akenson

9/2/2000 9/3/2000

Jim Akenson Miscellaneous  Visitors Unknown Unknown Jim Akenson Holly Akenson

9/4/2000 9/16/2000 9/17/2000 10/4/2000 10/16/2000 10/30/2000

Unknown

10/31/2000

Holly Akenson

11/8/2000


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