May 3, 2016

The Future of Deer and Deer Management in Maine is NOW

Maine Antler & Skull Trophy Club

The Hocus-Pocus of Estimating Deer Harvest….or Something

I recall at a very young age learning the true meaning of the word “assume.” For those not fortunate to have had such a high degree of education, let me help you out – ASSUME = ASS(out of)U(and)ME. Yup! That’s what often happens. I was reading an article just a few minutes ago by someone […]

Reproduction and Nutrition of Desert Mule Deer With and Without Predation

Abstract Desert mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus eremicus) in central Arizona declined from 11 deer/km2in the early 1960s to 2 deer/km2 in 2006. We had the opportunity to examine the causes of desert mule deer population fluctuations in Arizona from 1960 to 2006 by contrasting deer density, body condition, productivity, and diet quality inside and outside […]

How Many Biologists Does It Take to Count to 20,000?

Evidently a whole bunch of them and taking a long, long time. I suppose the biolo”jests” are very busy pawing through outcome-based survey results and getting advice from members of the Humane Society of the United States, while hiding deer harvest information, so they can figure out how to make Maine deer hunters think they are […]

Does Maine Fish and Game Dept. Really Need a Marketing Program?

George Smith has his undies in a bunch over one of his apparently failed bill proposals that would have forced the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) to establish a marketing position. Why? Is it really the responsibility of MDIFW to “market” its programs? Is the idea to market MDIFW so as to […]

Has MDIFW Lost It’s Collective Minds?

I didn’t attend this meeting of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) in Orono, Maine to discuss “big” game. However, I make reference to what Bangor Daily News reporter, John Holyoke, reported as a comment by Matt Latti of MDIFW: Mark Latti of the DIF&W hinted at things to come after a […]

Madison Paper Mill Shuts Down. What Will The Repercussions Be?

Now that the world lives in and has ignorantly embraced a global economy, run by globalists, in what George H.W. Bush called, “…a big idea. A New World Order,” people are now scratching their heads and asking why are there no jobs? Why have the jobs gone out of this country? Maine has announced that […]

Age and Antlers — Deer-Forest Study — Penn State University

I’ve looked at thousands of deer jaws; observed and handled hundreds of deer in 3 different states; and worked with white-tailed deer for 2 decades. Can I accurately age a deer from a photograph? Or by antler size? Absolutely not! Why? Because it’s not possible. And anyone who tells you different is pulling your leg […]

Maine Deer Harvest Dismal – Why Are Sportsmen Happy With Management

Over the weekend I received a Maine map that showed the deer harvest for the 2015 Maine deer hunting season. As I write this morning, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) has not posted the harvest data on their website for public viewing. The deer harvest was a dismal 20,348. The chart […]

How Many Environmentalists Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?

The Grinning Moose says: