August 5, 2020

Societal Emotions and Ignorance Rule New Hampshire Fish and Game Management

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Emotional idiots, who cannot see their own destructive ways, fueled by ignorance and hatred took over wildlife management at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, saying hunting and or trapping of 50 bobcats, out of 1,400 was a dangerous thing to do for a “recovering” population of bobcats. Even members of the New Hampshire Game Commission cited the call for a 50-cat hunt, “was not in the financial best interest of the public.” Where’s the science in all of this?

Unfortunately, the media, as might be predicted, presented a one-sided report loaded with all the emotional clap-trap from those controlled by perverted animal emotions, that can’t see the wildlife destruction they promote. “a committee member, said having a bobcat season would breach the endangered species act by putting Canada lynx, a threatened species, at risk of being hunted because the two cats have the same habitats.” I wonder if this committee member ever considered the damage too many bobcats will do to protected Canada lynx? Idiots like this worry about whether or not a lynx might get chased by a hunting dog but never consider such things as competition of prey species. A bobcat, with a greater diversity of prey selection for survival than the lynx, will be around longer than the lynx. The lynx, a cat with a preference for snowshoe hare, will stay or go depending on the availability of the rabbit. What happens to the lynx when the growing number of bobcats eat up all the snowshoe hare? Duh!

Also consider the nonsense to reject a bobcat hunting season because it was not “in the financial best interest of the public.” Sporting a third grade education, on average, of the Legislative committee, all they were capable of calculating was the cost of a bobcat permit and the cost to implement the hunt. Beyond their ability to comprehend, evidently, is what it is going to cost the department, and in extension the public, to continue to allow an exploding bobcat population to further destroy and/or prevent recovery of the Canada lynx, among other things. Obviously never considered is the fact that bobcats prey on deer, in particular deer fawns. They also will kill moose calves. If the bobcat population is allowed to grow, it surely means a serious reduction to a deer herd that is not actually in abundance now. What will this cost the public? Is this in the best financial interest of the public? New Hampshire is concerned about the moose herd. The same idiots wanting to protect the bobcat, at the expense of other species, blame the loss of moose to climate change. There’s no end to the idiocy that rules the day.

The bottom line in all of this is that wildlife management is a scientific endeavor and should be administered as a real and solid scientific process, not one that is overtaken by environmentalists and animal rights perverts who know nothing of the realities of wildlife.

Because of very poor reporting in the article linked to above, readers didn’t get a chance to hear from any of the biologists within the Department of Fish and Game to discover what the reasons were that they proposed a hunt to begin with. Surely it wasn’t a money-making proposal.

BobcatWheee

 

Share