February 27, 2017

By Funding Trophy Wolf Hunts, We’re Destroying Real Game Hunts

*Editor’s Note* – This post first appeared on this website on October 8, 2014. It was requested of me to republish it as a means of updating the importance of the article as a prediction of the future. It seems just a short while ago that wolf (re)introduction happened – 1995 and 1996. A lot […]

My Preferred Special Hunting Interest is Bigger Than Yours

Last week I offered some comments about upcoming bill proposals in the Maine Legislature. George Smith, outdoor writer and activist, says on March 2, 2017, there will be several proposed hunting bills brought before the Joint Standing Committee for Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. In last week’s article I wrote: “In general, I am opposed to […]

Oregon Court Accepts RMEF’s Brief in Wolf Lawsuit

*Editor’s Note* – It is not clear from RMEF’s quote by CEO and President David Allen, “We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, its professional biologists and wildlife managers, and the Fish and Wildlife Commission in carrying out their duty of managing all of Oregon’s wildlife,” precisely what this means. Certainly, […]

New Hampshire Down to Just 51 Moose Permits

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department proposes issuing 51 moose hunt lottery permits this year, the lowest number since the state started its current system in 1988. Permits have declined in recent years, partly because of the impact of parasites, both winter tick and brainworm, on the moose population. Last […]

Commenting on Maine’s Moose Management Mismanagement

This morning, while I was waiting for my server to come back online, I ended up on a web page of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). The page is information about Maine’s moose – it’s history and management plans/goals. I came across some items of interest that I thought I would […]

A Most Excellent Quote of How Statistics Prove Statistics Can Prove Anything

In a rapidly growing email exchange about effects of ungulates, particularly deer, on forests, I read the following most excellent statement contained within a larger E-mail response: “…if folks want to play with words or numbers, as I’ve often seen done in the name of “science”, one could produce almost any number desired.  For example, […]

A Third Try at Caribou Restoration?

Should Maine consider a third attempt at restoring caribou? Some think maybe.

Killing Ticks With Foods Laced With Anti-Parasitic Meds

What could possibly go wrong? I read an article this morning about how in one area of Texas, where a certain tick carries a disease known as cattle fever. The plan, on deer ranches, is to lace the corn being fed to deer, with this anti-parasitic drug. Hmmm. One small paragraph in the article states: […]

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 […]