December 18, 2018

Management Design of Scarcity

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In Jim Beers’ article I posted yesterday, he spoke of what he called an “ecological theory.” This ecological theory is the transformation of the role of man in this existence. He writes: “We must restore the “primacy of man” in the cosmos and recognize that man has a transcendent purpose.  Today we see how treating man as just another animal in the cosmos and rejecting the understanding of an afterlife with an all-powerful Creator leads us to far more than “astray”.  I do not see how we can reject this ecological theory or heresy by simply rejecting it and those that propound it.  If we do not accept and value the traditional mores, cultures and beliefs that have underpinned millenniums of civilizing societies how can we defend them from avid proponents of this “ecological theory” or convince others to do so?”

Contained in this ecological theory, the role of man is changed from one of dominance among species to one of equality. This is achieved through an abandonment of the Scriptures where we are specifically told that Yehwah, our Creator, gave us dominion over all the plants and animals. This new theory, one that is vehemently perpetuated by Environmentalism and in particular the animal rights movement, places man as nothing more than an equality, or less, to animals and plants and that we have no right to wield any kind of control through management and ultimately any right to consume those wild animals as a natural resource.

On the Maine Deer Hunters Facebook page (I will not recognize FB with a link), Troy Frye writes of the troubles in Maine within deer management when the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) decided to allow a record number of Any-Deer Permits (a system used for more than 20 years to control and manipulate deer populations) at a time when deer populations are far below carrying capacity and when hunter harvest remains at dismal levels.

Frye points out some statistics he has put together of the recent history of Any-Deer Permit allocation. He writes: “Wildlife Management Districts (WMD) 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 accounted for 41,065 permits in 2016, this is 90% of the state’s (45,625) antlerless deer permits.”

(Note – For those who might be wondering, the issuance of Any-Deer Permits for 2018 reflect the same percentages. Of the record number of permits issued, 84,745, those handed out to WMDs 16. 17, 20 – 25 total 76,975 or 90.8% of the total.)

(Back to the 2016 data) We know of the 29 WMDs, 7 of those districts receive no Any-Deer Permits. That is because deer populations in those areas are so terribly low, MDIFW believes simply issuing no permits will somehow cause the population of deer to grow. It isn’t happening.

Five other WMDs received less than 100 permits each, again signifying low deer densities.

So Maine’s deer seem to be all congregated in one geographically small area.

To help understand why some are disgruntled by MDIFW’s decision to issue a record number of Any-Deer Permits in certain WMDs, we should examine the stupid logic that is used through the Environmentalist’s influence on wildlife management nationwide.

Environmentalists and animal rights organizations believe that if you protect animals (no hunting, trapping, etc.), such as wolves, grizzly bears, Canada lynx, mountain lions, bobcats, etc. somehow the population of these animals will spread to all those regions that do not currently have populations of these species. And yet, in the reverse, in Maine’s WMD’s that show signs of good deer populations, management intends to issue so many permits to kill off enough of the female deer to reduce the population overall. Evidently, the reverse logic doesn’t work in the minds of environmentalists? Or, maybe the logic of protecting to cause the spread is incorrect.

In those areas where MDIFW believes the deer population needs reducing, are the deer starving to death because of competition for habitat? I’ve not heard of such a thing.

We know that the MDIFW is heavily influenced in their deer management decisions by pressure placed on them from social interest groups. MDIFW uses what they call “social carrying capacity” meaning whatever the numbers are that people will tolerate regardless of best available science in making those management decisions. Is this what is prompting MDIFW to slash deer numbers in WMDs throughout the state that are the only havens where people can find deer to hunt and eat?

We just don’t know what MDIFW is thinking or if they even are. It makes little sense. MDIFW wants to base their decision on the fact that deer harvest has been increasing at a trickle pace since the really bad winters of 2008 and 2009, but yet the overall harvest is still far below what should be expected.

MDIFW has given up attempting to manage deer that includes using counting and numbers, probably because of their repeated failures at deer management.

It appears to me that there is really only one explanation in MDIFW’s decision to kill as many doe deer in the WMDs listed above that make up 90% of the total allotment of Any-Deer Permits – management for scarcity.

If Maine’s WMDs 16, 17 and 20 – 25 become the only areas where there are any deer, is there any concern that hunters will begin filling up the woods in those areas searching for meat for their freezers? If so, maybe that’s the goal; to make the deer population in those zones look like the rest of the state.

In this condition of modern “ecological theory,” what has been lost is the fact that hunting, fishing, trapping, and a basic consumption of resources given to us by our Creator is the only thing in existence that is natural. To promote this modern ecological theory, as has been pointed out by Jim Beers, is uncivilized.

Environmentalists control wildlife management. We can tap dance around the truth and deny it all we want but when wildlife management is being so strongly influenced that scientific/biologic decisions are given a back seat to social demands, where society has become completely brainwashed by Environmentalism, then there is no denying who is pulling the puppet strings.

Succumbing to this neo ecological theory, i.e. changing the way we approach wildlife management, is a loss of about the only remaining stronghold on the natural behavior of man. All else is uncivilized in reality – a reflection of the society of which we live where up is down, wrong is right, hate is love, etc.

Jim Beers puts it this way, “If we do not accept and value the traditional mores, cultures and beliefs that have underpinned millenniums of civilizing societies how can we defend them from avid proponents of this “ecological theory” or convince others to do so?”

If we cannot rip this ecological theory apart and convince our game managers to do the job that provides man a chance to utilize the resources God has given us, hunting, fishing, trapping and any and all consumption of resources will become a thing of the past. This is happening at breakneck speed. What can be done?

The problem is I don’t think there are enough people left who care.

THE END!

 

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