November 28, 2015

Maine Hunting Camp: Why Bother?

As each year passes, I continue to ask myself, why bother? Why bother to go? There are very few deer, as has been the case for going on two decades now and nothing is changing in the woods…nothing. I just completed my 40th year at a Maine hunting camp – the same family hunting camp […]

Three Questions About the Ethics of Wildlife Management

*Editor’s Note* – The below opinion piece is a classic example of ignorance as it pertains to wildlife management. That ignorance is driven by emotional nonsense of “ethics,” and “values.” The author claims that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) manages wildlife from the perspective of “the end justifies the means.” He […]


Wolf Damage and Conflict Management in Wyoming BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY There are many positive ecological, ethical and aesthetic benefits associated with maintaining healthy wolf populations in native ecosystems (Weiss et al. 2007). Unfortunately, there are also circumstances when wolves can come in conflict with human interests. In Wyoming, these conflicts may include predation on livestock […]

Maine’s chance to reconsider bear hounding, trapping without referendum – Or I’ll Get My Way One Way or Another

*Editor’s Note* – The Bangor Daily News, a mouthpiece of the Left and a hater of anything Maine tradition, is at it once again trying to convince Maine people that hunting bears with hounds and trapping are methods that simply don’t fit into what they deem and demand should be everyone’s lifestyle. This time they […]

“Big Changes” Probably Means Things Will Get Worse

I was caught by a headline today that read, “Big changes coming for Maine’s big game plans.” If that is true then logically one must ask why is there a need for changes at all saying nothing about those changes being big? The article states that deer, bear, moose and turkey will fall under management […]

Severe Winters, Warming Climate, Non-Evolving Moose – All At The Same Time

*Editor’s Note* – Don’t ever let facts get in the way of a made-up newspaper article aimed at selling copies. It is a shame that journalists are nonexistent, replaced by copy and paste robots. It is no secret that moose are not great “groomers.” Neither are deer when you compare them to a monkey! The […]

Insane wolf cult Idiot chains self to Idaho Governor’s offices door

This is an improper and dishonorable and from a legal and political authority standpoint unrecognizable attempt at redress of grievance before the state. It is simply an act of childish foolishness by women in mature older grown up bodies lacking the knowledge and professional prowess for proceeding in a proper legal manner recognized and respected […]

The Life and Times of Buck 8917

*Editor’s Note* – This is really quite cool and educational. We have followed him 24/7 for 2 years. Find out what he did to survive. On March 29, 2013 we captured an adult buck (he had his first set of antlers in autumn 2012) on the Bald Eagle State Forest. We slapped a GPS collar […]

NH Moose Hunt: So What’s the Plan?

*Editor’s Note* – In this press release from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, it says that 105 moose permits were issued for this year’s moose hunt out of 9,500 applicants. Looking at the additional information provided, we see that the first moose hunt, in 1988, allotted 75 permits when the state estimated there […]

Understanding Wildlife Conservation

I read yesterday a letter to the editor of a newspaper in New England. The complaint from the reader/writer was that New Hampshire’s fish and wildlife department wasn’t “conserving” wildlife because they didn’t reduce the number of hunting permits for deer when Maine and Vermont did. The writer first claimed that because New Hampshire was […]