February 24, 2018

Bear Encounters Soar In Maine While MDIFW Officials Still Haven’t Released Bear Harvest Data

*Editor’s Note* All the information for this blog post was provided by Richard Paradis.

The chart above shows the history of the past seven years of how long it has taken the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) officials to make public the results of the bear harvest and associated data. The last bear hunt for 2011 ended 189 days ago and counting. According to the chart, the average length of time is takes MDIFW officials to prepare the data, is 175 days; the longest being 269 days in 2006. I think getting deer harvest data is only slightly better.

So, why the long wait? Who knows! Probably the excuse is that there is no money. Odd that long before there were computers, harvest data was available on hunting seasons as the season progressed. Now we have to wait half a year or longer.

Meanwhile, the number of complaints filed for nuisance bears has doubled as compared to a similar time frame from a year ago. According to state biologist Kendall Marden, at least part of that increase is pinned on a growing population of bears; perhaps an unhealthy population of bears. One should consider that MDIFW and Maine outdoor sportsmen have realized there are too many bears and yet nothing seems to be taking place to increase seasons or bag limits, etc. to counter the growth. Is MDIFW now in bear protection mode along with other predators?

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While All Eyes Are on Eric Holder’s Role in “Fast and Furious”, Hillary Clinton Was the Mastermind

Watch the hand! Keep your eye on the hand! That is the hand of Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, as he lies and attempts to maneuver himself out of trouble. Add to this the fact that all members of the press are concentrating on Eric Holder as being guilty of such things as contempt of court (why not murder or at least man slaughter?), others digging even deeper into this disgusting, illegal and convoluted Marxist-style of law enforcement, have discovered that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was one of the masterminds behind Fast and Furious.

Don’t hold your breath or get your hopes high that any of these criminal thugs will be held accountable for their actions. This is just business as usual during an election cycle.

In the meantime, you should be paying very close attention as to what is going on that the U.S. Government DOESN’T want you to know about while using Fast and Furious as a smoke screen.

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Tick Bites Causing Allergic Reaction to Meat

According to an article published at CNN, people are suffering an allergic reaction from eating meat. The real culprit, say scientists, comes from the bite of a tick. Only people who have been bitten by a tick seem to suffer from the allergic reaction. <<<Read More>>>

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Open Thread – June 25, 2012

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Coyote Now Blamed For Increased Levels of Lyme Disease

I would suppose the findings in a recent study should add another nail in the coffin of the coyote, a resilient, perpetuating varmint that spreads disease, kills far too many prey species and in many cases interrupts the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness of people.

This new study suggests that the increased presence of coyotes, reduces the populations of red fox, a smaller varmint that more readily feasts on the small mice that are the major culprits of carrying and spreading the Lyme tick.

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Open Thread – June 22, 2012

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2012 Any-Deer Permit Lottery Applications Now Available Online!

PERMITS: This year the Department is issuing 34,160 Any-Deer Permits for Wildlife Management Districts 12-13, 15-17, 20-26 and 29. It is Bucks Only in all other Wildlife Management Districts.

ONLINE DEADLINE: Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2012.

SEASON DATES: Deer hunting season (firearms) begins with Youth Deer Hunting Day on Saturday, Oct. 20. Youth may take a buck statewide or an antlerless deer only in wildlife management districts where any-deer permits will be issued this fall.

This year, Maine Residents Only Day is Saturday, Oct. 27, and deer season (firearms) runs Oct. 29 through Nov. 24.

For more any-deer lottery information, please select this link: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/licenses_permits/lotteries/anydeer/index.htm.

APPLY NOW! The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and InforME, its licensing partner, have made it easier to enter the Any-Deer permit lottery online.

Here’s how it works:

To apply now, please select this link http://www5.informe.org/online/nedeer/.

If you applied for an Any-Deer permit last year, all of your information is pre-filled into this year’s online application. To start, type in your first name, last name and date of birth as you printed it on last year’s application. We’ll look up your information. Please review your personal data and make any necessary changes. It’s easy!

If you fill out an application this year – and happen to move or change your phone number before the application deadline – you can go online and edit your previously submitted Any-Deer permit application.

Once you’ve filled out your application, you’ll be able to print out a confirmation page. Also, a confirmation will be e-mailed to you. (If you do not see it in your email, check your spam box.) This way you have a printed record of the day/time of your application as well as all of the information you provided to us.

Thank you for your interest! GOOD LUCK! If you need further information, please visit www.mefishwildlife.com or call (207) 287-8000.

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Open Thread – June 21, 2012

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Obamas Secret Gun Control plan Dick Morris TV Lunch ALERT

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Roxanne Quimby’s “Plan B” Calls For Obama to Declare “National Monument” for Maine

In a disturbing article in Outside online, and yet nothing surprising when it comes to President Obama and Roxanne Quimby, it appears Quimby is holding a bit of an ace up her sleeve in order to get her land and much of the Northern forests of Maine protected by the Federal Government. Her plan is to ask President Obama, through Executive Order, to declare Northern Maine a “National Monument”, as has been done by other outgoing presidents.

Should Obama lose reelection, Quimby will ask Obama to do this.

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