May 24, 2018

What’s This? Wolves to be Removed From Protection Nationwide?

*Editor’s Note and Update* (5/21/18) The below link to the Appropriation Committee’s Draft Bill does not work at this time. I was able to track down a copy of that Draft at this link. Once reaching the PDF of the Draft Bill, scroll down to “Gray Wolves Range-Wide” 

Appropriations Committee Releases the Draft Fiscal Year 2019 Interior and Environment Bill

GRAY WOLVES RANGE-WIDE – SEC. 117

(a) Not later than the end of fiscal year 2019, and except as provided in subsection (b), the Secretary of the Interior shall issue a rule to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in each of the 48 contiguous States of the United States and the District of Columbia from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in section 17.11 of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, without regard to any other provision of statute or regulation that applies to issuance of such rule.

(b) Such issuance (including this shall not be subject to judicial review; and shall not affect the inclusion of the subspecies classified as the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) of the species gray wolf (Canis lupus) in such list.

 

Draft bill:

https://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP06/20180515/108314/BILLS-115HR-SC-AP-FY2019-Interior-SubcommitteeDraft.pdf

 

Press release:

https://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=395297

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Maine’s Bald Eagles Not “Big Game” So Worthy of Population Counting?

What a mixed bag of contradictory statements that come from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). We heard recently that MDIFW intends to shift its focus from keeping track of population densities of the state’s deer, moose, bear, and turkey and concentrate more on the health of these designated “big game” animals.

Evidently, Maine’s bald eagles are not “big game” nor are the piping plovers, as we discovered here, and so they deserve to be counted and kept track of in order that biologists can…can…can… better manage them? Because they are NOT going to be hunted?

A recent press release from MDIFW tells us that the Department is undertaking a bald eagle “survey” – something they do every 5 years. The release states: “Biologists are looking to determine the current eagle population; determine whether the eagle population has increased, slowed, or stabilized; evaluate changes in breeding abundance and occupancy rates and compare occupancy rates in traditional eagle nesting territories based on habitat protection.”

Sounds pretty smart to me!

Will this effort tell the biologists the overall health of the bald eagle? It would appear so. So why is MDIFW counting eagles and piping plovers and are not going to place as much effort on counting “big game” species? Is it because eventually, the move will be toward deer, bear, moose, and turkeys not being hunted?

If this focus on health is going to be the new scientismic approach to big game management, then, as the spokesman for MDIFW said, it gives the managers “more flexibility” in how they manage big game. We should then focus on the intent and purpose of “flexibility.”

Flexibility in government bureaucratic management historically has meant a chance to do whatever you want to do with less accountability for what it is you are doing. It also affords a chance to more easily cave into the demands of those whose power can make life uncomfortable. Of course, that “flexibility” is never presented in such a fashion. Instead, it is revealed to the public as some modernistic approach to new science that will make things better.

Unfortunately, this is never the case and will not be in this sense. It appears to me that seeking flexibility, or not having to account for numbers in wildlife as a baseline to successful species management, to go hand in hand with the continued migration of the purpose of wildlife management from supporting sustainable game herds to environmentalism’s non-consumptive over protection, is the real goal here…even if managers and biologists haven’t a clue as to what they are doing and for whom they are doing it.

Think indoctrination institutions!

However, the same press release indicates that perhaps MDIFW will decide whether or not they need to keep counting eagles: “The findings of this study will also be used to re-evaluate the future needs for monitoring of Maine’s breeding eagle population or determine whether to modify the 5-year aerial survey census that has been ongoing since 2008.”

If it is determined that there is no need to continue 5-year counting surveys, does that mean a shift toward general health evaluations instead? And if health evaluations are the focus, like with deer, bear, moose, and turkeys, I want to know how then managers will know how many of these creatures need looking out for? When they know numbers are low, counting is vital to the recovery of the animal. Is this then the new tactic – to wait until numbers of deer, moose, bear, and turkey “seem to be” so low protective measures must be implemented along with 5-year counting surveys? Are we not returning to the beginning stages of fish and game management of 150 years ago?

It would seem there is some middle ground here somewhere and perhaps that is what MDIFW is trying to do. But please, for those of us with a brain that works well enough to know the differences, do tell me that shifting management tactics from numbers to health offers more “flexibility.” I just am not going to buy it.

Can we back up and then move on?

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Piping Plovers Need Counting But Not Deer, Bear, Moose, and Turkeys

Maine says it wants to hire some scientists to monitor and manage piping plovers and least terns along the coast. Maine Public reports that: “The scientists will also conduct surveys of migratory shorebirds and map feeding and roosting areas.”

The only way that any scientists can “monitor and manage” these birds is to know how many there are. It is reported that “surveys” will be taken and maps will be drawn up to keep track of these birds. Why? Can’t we just have more “flexibility” in management if we know whether or not the flocks of piping plovers and least terns, regardless of their numbers, are “healthy?”

I say what is good enough for the deer, bear, moose, and turkeys is good enough for the piping plovers and least terns.

Maybe the object here is to focus the attention on the health of deer, bear, moose, and turkeys until they are extinct, like plovers and terns, and then hire “scientists” to “monitor and manage” them.

Job security!

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Environmentalists Whine Over Fake “Red Wolf”

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing little to save the endangered red wolf according to an article published in the News Observer. Environmentalists are whining (and perhaps flogging themselves) because the claim is that red wolves cannot sustain their population without man’s help. But…but…but…I thought “Mother Nature” balances itself and would surely have accomplished this task by now.

But what’s not being written about in this article is that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was caught violating several rules of the Endangered Species Act, specifically introducing a fake hybrid species of dog claiming it was a species/subspecies of wild wolf endemic to the Southeast United States. In addition, it was a violation of the ESA and agreements laid out prior to the introduction that these fake red wolves would not be introduced or allowed on private land. They did it anyway.

Environmentalists are accusing the USFWS of not doing their jobs and yet they actually are doing what the laws demand that they do, except they are not actively going about to destroy the invasive creature of man’s creation. Their hands are tied and that is a good thing. The sooner the region can cleanse itself of this hybrid, mongoloid wild dog the better off everything will be.

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Wolves Impacting Humans

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Wolf Perverts Don’t Understand the Ranching Culture?

Here’s another pro-wolf, anti-wolf story. Nothing in this report is new information. It’s the same old, same old story. For the wolf pervert, there are never enough and will never be enough wolves to satisfy their mentally deranged, animal sick minds. For the rancher, they struggle to understand why they can’t be left alone to run their businesses, to make a living, and to provide a valuable product.

But, there is one statement in this report I would like to draw your attention to. It states: “Howling for Wolves members don’t understand the ranching culture or how hard ranchers work, adding the advocacy group is suggesting ranchers put cattle into feedlots all year long and allow wolves to “have the land” a rancher pays taxes on.”

This is partly an inaccurate statement. Wolf degenerates understand everything. They just don’t give a rat’s behind for anyone but themselves. They hate people, unless they are mentally deranged kinsmen, and want only what they want regardless of the cost to anyone else….all restated at the local diner as they gorge their fat guts on another Big Mac.

The accurate part of the statement is that these deviants of normal behavior (whatever that is these days) emphatically want and expect that the land is shut down and given over to wolves…or whatever the animal is these twisted people are in love with today.

I’ve often repeated myself in saying we live in a completely insane world. The danger of that existence is that insane people can’t recognize their own insanity and see sane people, what few are left, as the insane ones.

Just call me insane!

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Parasite Transmitted By Ticks Discovered In Canada Lynx

From the Granite Geek:

“Scientists found lungworm infection in 22 of 32 animals where the lung was examined. According to Stevens, it is unclear how much of an affect the presence of these parasites had on the health of the lynx. Many cases had minimal reaction associated with the infection so the parasites were likely incidental. However, other cases had more severe inflammation associated with the parasites, which may suggest some effect on the overall health of these individuals.

However, scientists also found inflammation in the heart and skeletal muscle of multiple Canada Lynx, and in two animals noted a microscopic protozoal organism suggestive of Hepatazoon sp. Additional diagnostic tests are being performed at the University of Georgia to definitively identify the protozoal species in these lynx. Protozoa are unicellular organisms, which occasionally lead to parasitic disease in different animal species.”

It appears that it is not known, or at least made public, enough information to know the full extent of the presence of this lungworm which is passed on by ticks…and what brand of ticks are involved.

However, I will guarantee one thing. We also read this: “To our knowledge, the parasite we believe this to be has not been diagnosed this far north as it tends to infect animals in the southern states and has not been diagnosed in Canada Lynx, although they are often diagnosed in Bobcats in southern states. This parasite is transmitted by tick vectors and to this point, the range of these tick vectors is not described to be in Maine so it is unclear if the tick range has expanded into Maine or if the Hepatazoon-like organism in these lynx is one not normally found in North America.”

The guarantee is that the root cause of this “previously unknown” parasite will be attributed to Climate Change. It’s what’s for lunch.

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“Eastern Wildway” – Environmentalist’s Fantasy, Nightmare For Everyone Else

When you examine the list of environmentalist groups that support the idea of an “Eastern Wildway Network,” it immediately can be seen as nothing more than a totalitarian nightmare or over-regulation, land seizures, and access denials. Along with such a plan would come the complete destruction of the North American Model of Wildlife Management and the promotion of the introduction of large predators being forced into man-settled landscapes.

If you don’t see all this as part of the NEPA plan and Agenda 2100, then you have a lot to learn. It’s time you started before you wake up some day…..dead!

Backers of ‘Eastern Wildway’ Plan to Present Idea in Maine

A Maine environmental group is hosting a presentation about the concept of an “Eastern Wildway” to help wildlife travel across North America.<<<Read More>>>

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Canada Lynx Report: An Extremely Rare Discovery

Maybe I tricked you with my title to this article. Regardless, read and consider the rarity of this report on the Federally protect Canada lynx.

It is almost unheard of these days to find any kind of written report about any animal, wild or domestic, that isn’t fraught with Romance Biology, Voodoo Science, Scientism, Environmentalism, emotionalism, animal rightism and any other “ism” you can think of.

Nope! Sorry that this report might be disappointing to most but what a breath of fresh air. It contains only what one man observed when he went into the forest to collect some data about Canada lynx. He followed paw prints in the snow, backtracked on them and discovered the lynx had caught and killed a ruffed grouse and carried it 0.37 miles before eating it, perhaps sharing it with lynx.

No talk of global warming. No talk of we’re all gonna die. No talk of any of that nonsensical crap almost always found in such reports.

Thank you to wildlife biologist Scott McClellan, for filing such a report. Thanks to Emily MacCabe for posting this report and thanks to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for allowing this rare event to take place.

Please send more just like it.

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Maine’s “Chickadee Check-off” Has the Wrong Name

The State of Maine has an Income Tax check-off where those choosing to make a contribution to efforts to save endangered and threatened wildlife. One of the problems with the Federal version of species protection is their fascist ways of dictating to states certain species that are endangered and threatened and then extorting money from the taxpayers in order to carry out their fascist mandates. This Federal action causes states like Maine to have to resort to bake sales to get money so that the fascists will “match” that money.

However, when Maine people see “Chickadee Checkoff” what are they thinking? Why not change the name to something that actually tells people what it is? Maybe something like, “Endangered Wildlife Protection Fund.”

According to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) website, the checkoff is for “…funding for non-game and endangered and threatened species…”

Oh, it’s not to save the chickadee!!

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