August 24, 2016

Big Game Managers Inventory Fraud And Lousy Hunters

Basic inventory fraud for a state big game management agency would be incredibly easy in comparison to department store managers who do it all the time by padding the sales and inventory data.. The big game agency has the capacity to manipulate inventory data, and they can manipulate harvest data.. This accomplishes convincing the hunting […]

As Part of a 3-Year Study, Colorado will kill bears and lions to see if it will boost deer herds

*Editor’s Note* – I changed the headline for this story to one that is quite a bit more honest as it pertains to what is actually going on in Colorado. Reading the article that is in the link, will give you understanding as to what I mean. “We remain well below where we would like […]

‘Stop Spraying New Brunswick’ blames deer population decline on herbicides

*Editor’s Note* – In the linked-to article below, there are some interesting graphics showing disparities in have harvest, both where herbicide spraying is done and by method of game harvest. “The group said they’re concerned about the declining deer population in the province. Group member Peter Gilbert said there’s a link between the fewer number […]

Alaska Wildlife Managers Say USFWS Rule Violates 1980s Law

State wildlife managers say the new rule “harshly restricts the ability of Alaskans to feed themselves through responsible and sustainable harvest, and is “wholly inconsistent with what the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 promised (Alaskans), which gave the state wildlife management authority on state, private and federal lands.”<<<Read More>>> Final Rule: SUMMARY: […]

An Example Of Federal Government Wildlife “Management”

Maine Bear Baiting Season Begins. IFW Fails to Have Last Season’s Numbers Published

FWIW: Baiting of Maine bears begins on Saturday and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) Folks haven’t got the numbers for last year’s hunt published on their website. They produced numbers last year on August 3rd for the 2014 hunt but their record for most tardy is for the 2006 hunt which was reported on […]

Should Fish and Game Agencies Ask Hunters for Help?

Craig Dougherty from Outdoor Life writes that fish and wildlife agencies ought to ask hunters for help with their deer management. “For years I have been arguing (and pleading) that under staffed agencies need to make better use of the millions of deer hunters who walk the woods annually. They are more than just another […]

Ask a Biolo”jest”?

A few days ago I was reading another explanation as to why Maine was going to seriously increase the number of “Any-Deer Permits” for the upcoming deer hunting season when everyone is wondering when, if ever, the deer herd in the Pine Tree State is going to recover. This is what one particular “biolojest” said […]

A Wolf Is A Wolf Is A Wolf Just A Good Wolf Just Because They Say So

All things positive about wolves have been evolving over the years while all things negative about wolves has been suppressed and swept under the rug.. Thus any balance sharing the positives and negatives which justifies management of wolves for various purposes such as positive elk herd growth for the preservation of consumptive use multiple use […]

Evidently Global Warming is Causing More Moose in Connecticut

…Or something. Ridgefield, Connecticut, where I have heard that at Trick or Treat time, butlers, dressed in black tie and tails, answer the door presenting the greedy little monsters with one-pound Hershey bars on a silver platter, is considering difficulties in what to do with a growing moose population. Oh, the confusion! Oh, what a […]