November 26, 2014

Camera “Attracts” Bear to Kill Rutgers Student?

Maybe I’ve heard it all? And isn’t the claim that because students were taking pictures of a bear with their cell phones, it pissed off a bear enough that it decided to kill one of the photographers? Doesn’t that go against the claims by most that bears want nothing to do with humans and run the other way? According to some, you would think the bear would have come closer only to pose sweetly for pictures, perhaps cuddling up with the young men, not killing one of them.

According to a Fox News report, the camera made the bear attack, “The police report said that the young hikers attracted the bear’s attention by taking the nature shots, according to the The Record.

“They stopped and took photographs of the bear with their cellphones and the bear began walking towards them,” the police report said.”

But wait! We are ALWAYS told that bears run the other way. What was wrong with this bear? I’ll be waiting for the excuses.

Beagle Tracks Wounded Deer


Dangerous African Virus

A man went to see a doctor the other day and while there being checked out for “Jumping Frenchman of Maine” syndrome, he asked the doctor what was being done about that nasty virus from Africa that has been responsible for the death of many people.

The doctor replied, “I don’t know really. He has two more years in office.”

Mountain Lion Takes Down 160-Class Mule Deer



Milt Inman Photo

Open Thread – Wednesday, November 26, 2014



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BLM Rescinds Idaho for Wildlife’s Predator Derby Permit – Fascism Rules

This should come as further substantiation that the country we live in is dictated by totalitarian environmentalists, who are doing exactly what the U.S. Government wants them to do. Actions like this, made to appear as though “Washington” forced BLM to rescind the permit, makes most believe there is innocents among the predator wolves of Washington and the fascist U.S. Government. Wake up people! We are not living in a free country any longer.

Press Release from Idaho for Wildlife:

PRESS RELEASE (11-25-14)
By Steve Alder, Pres.

The decision by the BLM to withdraw our permit will not stop the coyote and wolf hunt. We cannot dictate where people hunt. We will follow the same procedure as we did last year and require hunters during registration to sign a waiver stating that any wolf or coyote taken on BLM land will not qualify for the derby. The BLM at the DC level has become too politically influenced and motivated. The idea that they would require a full blown NEPA analysis including an Environmental assessment for only 100-150 hunters to cover over 3million acres is absurd and ridiculous.

We worked very hard with the local BLM to be granted the permit. After the BLM refused to grant us a permit last year, they advised us to start the permit process early and we jumped through every hoop they required. They issued us a permit and then the DC bureaucrats revoked it. There is no doubt that the local BLM spend a time and resources on this permitting process. The BLM policies need to be changed and we will push for more legislative oversight of this out of control agency that is now caving to the radical anti-hunters.

We will offer 2 cash prizes, one for the most coyotes and one for the most wolves. We will provide additional prizes for successful youth hunters.

100% of the excess cash contributions will be given back to the Salmon valley to various charities, such as a college scholarship, The local food bank, and to help a local rancher that was severely impacted by wolf depredation this past summer. This rancher is not one of the large ranchers and he lost the majority of his calf crop along with 13 adult cows to wolves this past Summer while they were grazing on Public land and this that has devastated him financially. He’s hoping to get a job at the new ShopKo that they are building in Salmon as he doesn’t think he can recover financially.


Steve Alder

Anticipation Builds for RMEF’s Elk Camp, Hunter Christmas Expo

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.-With just a few days until the curtain rises on the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 30th annual national convention, all of its scheduled events are either sold out or nearing capacity.

Elk Camp will take place Dec. 4-7 at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled with the response of our volunteers, members and conservation partners,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “Elk Camp will be a tremendous celebration of our mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.”

Saturday’s Volunteer Fun Night has reached capacity. Easton Corbin will headline the 30 Years of Volunteers festivities. Other country music artists scheduled to perform during Elk Camp include Daryle Singletary, Tracy Lawrence, Chuck Wicks and Mark Wills.

Among many other events are the World Elk Calling Championships, Thursday and Friday Evening Banquets, live video feed parties from the National Finals Rodeo (NFR), Ladies Luncheon and Auction, and the Hunters Bonanza Luncheon and Auction.

The auctions feature a wide array of hunting and outdoor items including dozens of hunting adventures, fishing and backcountry trips, art, a log cabin, New Holland tractor, Bad Boy Buggy and a guitar signed by The Eagles.

“Elk Camp is bigger and better than ever because our Hunter Christmas Exposition, presented by Cabela’s, takes place over the same stretch,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “We expect to see a huge influx of attendees because of the excitement over the NFR and Elk Camp.”

Nearly 300 Hunter Christmas Expo vendors will set up shop in the Las Vegas Convention Center alongside the popular Cowboy Christmas Gift Show and Cowboy Fan Fest. Vendors represent hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor recreation, apparel, footwear, home and gifts, knives, optics and other outdoor related interests. Dozens of outfitters from across the country will also be there.

Well-known hunters will lead how-to seminar presentations. Rodeo legends and country music artists will also be on hand for autograph sessions.

Who Should Regulate Captive Cervids?

“They make the case that not only is deer farming a legitimate agricultural endeavor, it’s also one that puts otherwise unproductive land in depressed economic areas to good use.

The executive director of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission disagrees, calling for stricter regulations to contain CWD, “the Ebola of the deer community” and keep it out of North Carolina.”<<<Read More>>>

Maine Hunter Takes 274-lb Buck

“Alfred Bowden Jr. knew the buck he shot back on Nov. 5 was big — he had shot four other deer that weighed more than 200 pounds in his hunting career, after all — but when the deer was hoisted on a scale a Bishop’s General Store in Jackman, he didn’t believe what he saw.”<<<Read More>>>