December 6, 2016

Wildlife Management Districts Aren’t Perfect

When zones were established for the purpose of a better means of managing wildlife, it certainly helped. It should be understood that, like many “systems,” it is only as good as its weakest link. Such is the case of managing wildlife within districts. It’s not a perfect system, although argument could be made that it […]

Computer Modeling To Predict Crime

*Editor’s Note* – Evidently man doesn’t think himself intelligent enough to realize in areas where crime is rampant, crime will persist. Instead, police departments are beginning to further fall down on the job by relying on computer modeling in hopes of stopping a crime before it happens. What possibly could go wrong? Anyone familiar with […]

Rat In My Trap This Morning

This mornings trapping adventure rewarded me with a Pack Rat. I immediately named him Dewey.  He was the targeted critter and I got him.. He’s made raids on my shop my fifth wheel, and the crawl space under the house, the apple trees. He climbs the trees and runs across the roof. He is guilty […]

Why Hunting is Doomed for Failure

To many, all things are relative. In other words, they are only capable of seeing the moment for what it is and without any kind of historic compass in which to gauge the direction of the wind, knows not the direction things are headed. I suppose there is something to be said about the eternal […]

Ohio’s Black Bears

We know that since forever, man has been blamed for everything. This action is akin to how, along with the evil man, a fabricated “Global Warming” is the convenient excuse or blame for everything and anything. Often – very often – almost always – loss of habitat is the excuse of why game and/or wildlife […]

Can coyote predation risk induce reproduction suppression in white-tailed deer?

Abstract Predators can have powerful nonconsumptive effects on their prey by inducing behavioral, physiological, and morphological responses. These nonconsumptive effects may influence prey demography if they decrease birthrates or increase susceptibility to other sources of mortality. The Reproductive Suppression Model suggests that iteroparous species may maximize their lifetime reproductive success by suppressing their reproduction until […]

Letter to House Subcommittee on Natural Resources: RE: Wolf Management

September 29, 2016 The Honorable Louie Gohmert, Chairman House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Debbie Dingell, Ranking Democrat House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Gohmert and Congresswoman Dingell: We write today […]

Maine’s Moose Biologist: Epiphany or Slip of the Tongue?

*Editor’s Note* – Actually, I didn’t think I would live long enough to read the below quip found in the Bangor Daily News. I spent about five minutes checking myself, and actually walked outside, found a stranger walking down the street and asked them if they thought I was dead. She didn’t think so. But, […]

Deer population’s changes studied by N.B., Maine researchers

*Editor’s Comment* – I wonder if, during these costly “studies” of deer, moose, bears, elk, etc., in attempting to make a determination as to why populations of these animals have dropped, sometimes precipitously, any of these “scientists” ever sat down with a pencil and paper and made two lists? In the following article, it reads: […]

The King Will Take Care of His Own Deer

“Only qualified federal employees can take part in the deer management program — hunting is not permitted inside the parks.”<<<Read More>>>