October 23, 2020

Proposed Hunting Rule Changes “Don’t Need to be Logical”

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INDEED!!!

Yesterday I was reading Gerry Lavigne’s article that was published by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine concerning one man’s proposals for rule changes dealing with coyotes and bears. Lavigne twice makes the statement that rule proposals by ignorant citizens (my words, not his) “need not be logical.” He was right.

A couple of issues jumped out at me which exemplify the ignorance associated with emotional and irrational actions by those who can’t stand hunting, fishing, and trapping.

One of the petitions being forced onto the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) demands that feral, hybrid canines that heavily populate the Maine landscape, spreading diseases and destroying other species, be classified as a distinct species. The petitioner then intends to submit that new species of nasty half-wild dog to the authorities also demanding protection as an endangered species. Ignorance abounds!

Canines are canines and will interbreed when any opportunity presents itself. What “protects” certain canine species, such as coyotes and wolves, is separation. Does this petitioner even ask why the wild dogs roaming Maine’s landscape are an ad mixture of canines, including domestic dogs? My, my! We couldn’t allow any intelligent and factual information enter discussions about wildlife management.

The biggest threat to wild canine species is overpopulation. The petitioner is a self-anointed wolf worshiper and founder of Maine Wolf Coalition. He believes wolves inhabit the Maine landscape. Sorry. They do not. What inhabits the Maine landscape is a “Heinz 57” mongrelized semi-wild dog…a mixture that is the result of allowing the canine predators to flourish as well as uncontrolled domestic dogs.

Coyotes and wolves have a place in the wild…key word being wild. They do NOT belong is human-settled landscapes. If anyone is so fired up about protecting actual coyotes and wolves, they should be doing everything in their power to prevent the forcing of these canine species into shared landscapes. Interbreeding will undoubtedly occur. History and science proves that.

This illogical petitioner is asking the MDIFW to stop the killing of Maine’s overgrown population of coyotes in order to “protect” Maine’s wolves. Maine doesn’t have wolves. The petitioner wants the wild dogs in the Pine Tree state reclassified creating a species that needs protection…while calling the dogs wolves.

Certainly this circular thinking is not only illogical, it’s insane.

Globally, idiots are screaming for millions of wolves to have free run everywhere…including your back yard. They are demanding protection of the diseased critter because they lack any knowledge about the habits of the animals and the real dangers associated with honest protections of a species. In addition, these irrational, emotional haters of hunting and trapping simply just want to end the long held tradition.

Coyotes are a direct competitor of the wolf. You simply cannot expect thousands of coyotes and wolves (assuming they are actual species) to coexist (forced into the same habitat) and still expect that the species would be protected. It’s impossible. If anyone was actually serious about protecting “grey wolves” in Maine, they would be demanding a serious reduction of coyotes, if not an extirpation of them in order to make room for wolves.

This is all just insanity.

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