October 25, 2016

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>>>

I Hope, Want, Encourage, and Prefer More Bear Hunters Will Take More Bears

I couldn’t help myself and keep from laughing as a read an Online article about bear hunting in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont for this fall bear hunting season. The person sending me the link to the article pointed out the use of such terms as “hoping, encourage, prefer, want” when discussing game manager’s goals […]

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: […]