March 22, 2017

Another Proposed Maine Sunday Hunting Bill Defeated

According to information written and available, this was the 34th time a bill was proposed that would permit some form of Sunday hunting. This is a Dead Horse. Let’s bury it…or make some glue. Below I am going to post the written comments, that were posted on George Smith’s website, by Tom Doak, Executive Director […]

Utah: Biologist Back With Family After Accident

*Editor’s Query* – Of course I have questions. Reading the information in this article, we see where a biologist is “accidentally” injected with a tranquiler (dart) intended for a yearling cub black bear – weighing how much? And how much did the biologist who got “accidentally” injected weigh? The article doesn’t tell us the dosage […]

SAM Opposes Deer Baiting, Sells Wildlife Seeds to Grow Crops for Deer Baiting

WINK-WINK! I wrote earlier today about how the Joint Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife disapproved a bill proposal that would have allowed baiting deer and shooting deer over bait. In that report I said there were differences between creating a bait station and hunting over that site and growing a crop of food for […]

Maybe The New Education Secretary Knew More About Bears Than the Laughers

Outdoor Hub is reporting that the new Education Secretary may have been quite accurate when she stated that guns might be necessary in schools to protect students from bears. WSFB TV in Connecticut reports that two schools in Southington were put in Lockdown due to the presence of bear(s). The report claims that when last […]

Maine’s “Bear Team” at Work

The following link will take you to a pretty interesting story of some of the events that surround the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s “Bear Team.” The Team tracks down collared bears in the dead of winter to check on their progress, health, condition, including any offspring. Read the story here.

PA Releases 2016 Bear Harvest Data. Maine Asleep At The Wheel

This year, 2016, Pennsylvania bear hunters took 3,529 bears – 5th highest harvest on record. Officials are telling the world about the great bear hunting Pennsylvania has to offer. This report is calling it “The Golden Age of Bear Hunting.” Two years ago, Maine harvested, 3,016 bears. It took officials over a year to release […]

Alaska Sues U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Over Refuge Predator Program

“The state of Alaska has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of a federal agency’s restrictions on predator harvests on wildlife refuges and national parks there. State attorneys filed the lawsuit Jan. 13 in the U.S. District Court of Alaska, claiming new rules adopted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) violate a 1980s […]

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Wildlife Management Communication by Keeping Your Mouth Shut?

Maine is in the midst of what could be described as the throes of drafting 15-year management plans for deer, bear, moose and turkey. There are no draft plans yet available, so all I have been able to get are a minuscule sampling of what is being discussed for plan consideration. In what I have […]