December 11, 2023

Study: A deadly spring for NH moose calves

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*Editor’s Note* – Of the millions of dollars we have spent to pay wildlife managers and it appears they still haven’t come to terms with the fact that managing wildlife involves manipulating populations that create healthy numbers at sustainable levels. Perhaps if we spend enough money (I doubt it seriously) in order that these “managers” have time to figure out that it is management that creates desired balances and not Mother Nature, with it will come the realization that managing wildlife populations because of social demands (wildlife watching and back yard feeding) is, in affect, destroying wildlife.

I’m not holding my breath for any great epiphanies.

Also note that the article uses a few “expects” and “possibilities” in employing its fortune telling.

Rines said it will take a while to fully understand the relationship among changing weather conditions, tick density and moose populations. And warmer winters make it easier for white-tailed deer to survive, she said. Deer herds are growing.

She noted that “if we want to make moose a serious issue, we need to look at keeping our deer densities lower.”

Source: Study: A deadly spring for NH moose calves | New Hampshire