January 16, 2018

Deer Management is Such a Tough Job…So What!

In a recent column I published on this website about Maine secretly hiring a new head deer biologist, I finished that piece by saying, “The echo chamber and all their minions will just continue to parrot that MDIFW does such a wonderful job. Perhaps they do but surely there is a lot of room for improvement. Is that taboo with this new scientism-laced wildlife management we are in the midst of?”

Perhaps it’s my imagination or maybe I just am determined to be tough on fish and game departments, but it appears to me that too often fish and game departments are not only given a free pass for poor results but some go out of their way to enable their failings and will make excuses for them.

Why are some so eager to pass off failures in game management as the result of a “tough job?”

Immediately after I published the above linked-to article, I read how biologists at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) “have an extremely tough job regulating Maine’s Deer Population.” The posting was replete with all the usual suspects of excuses; winters, weather, vehicle collisions, starvation, predation, and poaching. If the owner of this writing was finding excuses for poor deer management, he should have included “Climate Change” as it provides the convenient escape for any failure.

In another article I read this morning, deer managers have a “thankless job.” The piece ends with the following statement: “I believe, for the most part, our biologists do a commendable job when it comes to managing wildlife resources. But it’s a difficult and sometimes thankless task, given financial and logistical constraints, the bureaucracy they must wade through, and pressure from supervisors, legislators, lobbyists and special interest groups. Even within the hunting community, there’s sometimes disagreement over how to best manage our deer herd. It’s a balancing act, and the more time and energy biologists must devote to managing people, the less they can direct toward our wildlife resources.”

Does this mean we should all shut up and let the deer managers do as they wish regardless of the outcome? I hope not. I understand the statement. I understand that managing deer (or any other game species) is an “extremely tough job,” and that this job, at times, can be thankless. But what job can’t? Is there something wrong with expecting a better return on your investment? Would you settle for unsatisfactory results from your doctor, lawyer, banker, or school? I think not.

One is entitled to their opinion as to whether any game management establishment does a “commendable job.” That opinion is of one’s value-weighted perspective. I’m sure that even though a person may believe a fish and game department does a “commendable job” there must be room for improvement, and shouldn’t we expect it and even demand it?

If you visited your doctor, who had been treating you for a chest cold for weeks on end, only to discover later you actually suffered from lung cancer, would you just say, “The doctor has a tough and thankless job, full of financial restrictions, political influences and a vocal public that expects too much. Give him a break. Just let him do his job.”

Your banker or stockbroker has a tough and thankless job. If you lost your money, would you expect and demand a better job? Do you think bankers, lawyers, stockbrokers, doctors, teachers, etc. don’t have pressure and regulation all around them making their jobs thankless and tough? They all have to work with the cards they are dealt, sometimes those cards being far less than ideal, and yet don’t we expect that doctors will keep us healthy, lawyers out of trouble, teachers to educate our children, etc.?

There’s nothing wrong with thanking and complimenting those who do jobs that directly and indirectly affect parts of our lives. We don’t have to exclaim their tough and thankless jobs and not still demand a better performance.

Greatness is not grounded on the principle that doing an adequate job is enough. Greatness in an individual or an establishment is the expectation that everything must be the best that it can be, exceeding all expectations, in everything that is done. Settling for mediocrity is accepting failure and what is the future in that?

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Wolf Migration Corridor From Canada

This is a nice picture of an opinion. Where’s the radio collar data supporting these migrations? Or did Buffalo Bob ride his donkey and follow those wolves down those routes.. This is insufficient data that would be laughed out of a court room.. “The wolves did it on their own”, the “wolves were here all along”, “the wolves rode down in pickup trucks and were dropped off”.. All opinions backed by nothing. Nice picture of the opinion though.. It does leave out the late 70s early 80s Wyoming sightings south of YNP.. You’d think the Grizzlies would do it too… So since there are recorded wolf sightings going back to the late 1970s why did the wolves fail to establish a population? Or if some wolves survived the removal process of the early 20th century, again, why did the wolves fail to establish a population. Yet in 1995 the program to reintroduce wolves did rather quickly established a population.. So I’m going with wolves migrated down here from Canada in cages at various times over the years and were released.. Those attempts for whatever reason failed.. Myself and people in the family observed wolves near Bear Valley and Goat Mountain just west of the Sawtooth Wilderness in the 1970s{We did not think about shooting them}. There is no solid evidence supporting how those wolves came to be in these regions of Idaho prior to 1995..There are only opinions.

 

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Fiber is the “First Ingredient” in Horseshit

Have you taken notice of the ads that are being produced now about nutritional “foods?” I think it first began with dog food. Of course, we all know that it’s more important that our pets eat healthy food than a man does. One ad features two women semi-arguing over whose dog food was better for their pets. One reads the ingredients beginning with whole grain. The other reads her ingredients beginning with some chemical or artificial something or other.

I noticed today – and I might be a bit slow on the uptake as I’m not much of a media ingester – that this method of deception in advertising has moved over to the human food industry. I think it was on a box of cereal where I saw in big bold print: “Whole Grain is the First Ingredient.”

Well, I’ll be. That must make it nutritious right?

Just so that you know. Horseshit contains the following, and perhaps more: whole grain, grain fibers, minerals, water and other things we will keep from readers, just to make a point. I put “whole grain” as the “first ingredient” to show you that eating horseshit must be good for you.

Engage Brain Now!

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Global Warmingists’ Eagerness To Be Ignorant

It amazes me how willfully ignorant people are. Evidently, they like being that way, so much so that they are willing to present themselves in a public forum to show everyone. This is some of the fallout over the religion of “Climate Change,” i.e. Global Warming.

There is a difference between climate and weather. I’ve said so before. Repeated episodes of warm or cold weather might indicate that there is some kind of temporary change in climate; the changes that have existed as a natural phenomenon since the beginning of time. Man-caused global warming, as is being sold to a dupable public, does not exist. Perhaps governmental/military/scientific manipulation of weather events does exist. Criminals like Al Gore know this fact and are doing all they can to cash in on it.

The U.S. is in the midst of a prolonged very cold spell. Is this something never before seen? I don’t think so. But when we have all been programmed, through mass media mind control and manipulation, to react a certain way to certain events, emotions run high and for some…WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!! Fear is the main ingredient to controlling the masses of people.

The program, whose major promoter is Al Gore, tells us that Global Warming is extreme cold. Gore tweeted, “It’s bitter cold in parts of the U.S., but…that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis.” Please don’t be fooled by his use of the term “climate crisis.” This is nothing more than a rebranded term for global warming. He and his minions are still preaching that any “climate crisis” is global warming and that this warming is caused by man’s existence. And we know how much he believes that by seeing how he lives his lavish life with a carbon footprint bigger than just about anyone else in the U.S. Isn’t all of this just too convenient? Isn’t all of this just plain wrong?

This is nothing but the results of a well-trained mass of servants, robotic automatons doing as they are told, believing what they are told, never attempting to make any sense from any of it. Think of the submissive behavior of people who will demand that we control the lives of all people to “save the planet” and yet, willingly turn a blind eye to what the “master” does, never questioning. Think of the submissive behavior of people that in one breath tell of how global warming is causing milder winters and hotter summers and in the next breath talk about how cold it is and that also is because of global warming.

Here’s an example: Yesterday I was reading a writer’s report of all the awful things that happened in 2017. The piece begins with the author warning all of us of the “desperate need to listen to scientists and fight global warming with total conviction.” Because of this blind and foolish belief, the author attributes everything that happened in 2017 to global warming – hurricanes, winds, high seas, a warm fall, bad fishing, a dull fall foliage, forest fires, algae blooms, increased ocean acidity, dead monarch butterflies, dead moths, disruptions of migrating birds, more migrations, fewer migrations, etc. There was no end to all the terrible things that happened because of global warming.

The author states early on that all the bad storms were created because of an “unprecedented build-ups of ocean energy.” This, of course, to a Global Warmingist means warm ocean waters caused by global warming. Then look what happens. We read: “America was struck again by extreme weather… Throughout the season, a weak La Niña — a condition of lower than normal cold surface water that normally gives us in the North East above average snow falls — developed in the Pacific. Consistent with these conditions, on Dec. 9, we had our first major snow storm with six-inches falling… Snow and cold would continue to plague us.” (emboldening added)

From here on out, the doom and gloom were centered around how bad duck season was because the waters all froze over early. Snow and prolonged cold through Christmas caused life to be miserable; the author stating that “maybe one Christmas in 10 is snowy here.” (Connecticut)

A clear thinking person should be able to see the nonsense in what is being written here. The contrasts being told, according to the author and all others that bow down and worship the Al Gore religion of Climate Change, can easily and ignorantly attribute anything they want to the fake phenomenon, as we clearly see.

How do you deal with an individual so eager to be ignorant?

 

 

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Perpetuation of Myth of Climate Change Is Killing Moose in Droves

There is no end to the perpetuation of ignorance by those still claiming that climate change is responsible for what some believe to be an increase of incidence of winter ticks killing moose in Maine and other regions of New England and in Minnesota.

The Media Echo Chamber is undaunting when it comes to copy-and-paste fake journalism concerning Climate Change. Of course, this is fueled by fish and game departments nationwide eager to rattle the rafters with the battle cry of Climate Change. After all, it does give them the ultimate in excuses for doing a lousy job of wildlife management.

One can only hope that eventually (probably when it’s too late) biologists will figure out about winter ticks that are killing moose. However, the political agendas (this includes profits and people control) are so strong pertaining to Climate Change, there is little hope that much will change. As a result, a lot of suffering will occur.

In 2012, Maine biologists explained to the public, through their preferred echo chambers, what was causing winter ticks to flourish. One biologist reported, “Winter ticks are affected by what the previous winter was… If you have a lot of snow and a lot of cold, that’s not good for the ticks. If you have less snow and more warmth, it’s really good for the tick.”

This is but one example of countless reports from wildlife biologists regurgitating information of which they know little about. I will not clutter up this page with the hundreds, maybe thousands, of media reports that global warming is responsible for the growth of winter ticks.

The consensus takeaway from all these fake reports is the claim that cold winters and lots of snow will keep the winter tick in check and that because we are experiencing “climate change,” i.e. global warming, places like Maine are not having snowy years and cold temperatures. Thus, winter ticks are flourishing…according to them.

I have reported for several years that lots of snow and cold will have no real impact on the winter tick aside from abnormal events that might occur in late summer or early fall and in the spring.

I have also expressed my concerns that trying to artificially grow moose populations to please guides and wildlife- gawking businesses is what is really contributing to all the ticks.

Attempting to cause people to think for a change and ask simple questions gets tiring. For example, if “Climate Change” (no snow and warmer temperatures in winter) is causing tick growth (sea level rises and other predicted phenomenon that is impossible to measure – we must rely only on well-bribed climate scientists), then other events predicted or used as excuses should be manifesting themselves. The statement “deer are at their northern habitat fringe in Maine” is repeated relentlessly when management tactics by wildlife biologists fail. If we are experiencing enough global warming to cause ticks to grow out of control and seas to rise, then it only makes sense, according to their reasoning, that the “northern fringe” must be migrating north and the deer population growing due to less severe winters.

Another example involves the moose. As I have pointed out, if the increase in winter ticks is caused by a warming climate, then because moose are at their southern habitat range, moose populations in Maine would be decreasing because moose are migrating north.

Are any of these things happening? Would you know even if they were?

But let’s get back to that statement, “If you have a lot of snow and a lot of cold, that’s not good for the ticks. If you have less snow and more warmth, it’s really good for the tick.”

According to the brain trust that promotes global warming as the cause of everything, all that is needed to mitigate this winter tick problem is “a lot of snow and a lot of cold.” Without this condition (caused by Climate Change) ticks do happy dances.

Evidently, it’s more important to rinse and repeat the Media’s echo chambers mantra about the existence of global warming and the myriad theories of death and destruction from a “warming climate” than it is to bother reading what research has been conducted involving the winter tick.

(Note: I have done a lot of that work for you. All you have to do is read it…here.)

As I indicated earlier, perhaps there is some glimmer of hope that eventually some of these wildlife biologists will put their “eye pads” and cell phones away and read some real scientific journals to learn something. Today, I have read in the Bangor Daily News that researchers in Maine who are studying how weather and climate affect tick survival are indicating (and seemingly in agreement with previous tick studies I have referenced for years) that deep snow and cold temperatures may not have the effect on ticks once thought: “From what we’re finding, even with these persistent below-zero temperatures, it’s staying 25, 30, as high as 35 degrees down close to the ground,” said Griffin Dill, coordinator for the tick identification program at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Pest Management Office. “It’s still relatively warm under there … If we have the ticks covered by leaves and covered by a foot or so of snow, chances are, even with these persistent cold temperatures, they’ll be relatively unharmed.”

To be forthcoming and honest, this phenomenon is beneficial to the growth of many other ticks and not so much for the winter tick. I don’t want to be misleading. However, the general consensus among Climate Change wildlife biologists is that if there is lots of snow and cold in the spring when engorged winter ticks drop from the moose, the snow and cold will kill them. Perhaps, but consider what this study reports the temperatures are at ground level. I doubt very seriously that engorged ticks are going to lay on top of the snow, break out their suntan lotion and crack a bottle of Corona. It is possible that conditions might exist to prevent some ticks from getting below the snow surface but according to existing data, it would take a minimum of six consecutive days where temperatures, day and night, would not exceed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit. When is the last time in March and April that weather phenomenon existed? I thought so. It should also be noted that persistent sub-zero temperatures will have no effect on ticks hitching a ride on a warm moose’s back for the winter.

In an attempt to understand the reasoning behind blaming global warming, the chore becomes a bit difficult. Winter ticks, we are told, are killing moose. Winter tick infestations at levels high enough to cause death and destruction of moose are caused by global warming. This is convenient. This excuse says it’s not my fault. It’s the fault of global warming, that there are no deer and moose are dying. There’s nothing I can do. Give me millions of dollars and I will conduct studies in an attempt to create more scientism to support my scientismic claims about global warming.

As the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz exclaimed, “If I only had a brain,” so too have our trained biologists readily and eagerly stated, “If we only had lots of snow and lots of cold.”

Well, as much as Maine’s fraternity of “scientists” want to claim that last winter in Maine was “mild,” while parts of Western Maine saw record snowfall, this winter has turned into “lots of snow and lots of cold.” But now, tick scientists are telling us this is good for the ticks.

So what’s it going to be?

That’s easy to predict. It will be what is convenient to fit that narrative, which in turn will ensure those retirement checks in the end.

Business as usual as our moose pile up dead in the woods and biologists attempt to take care of the guides and wildlife gawkers and hoping Climate Change will bail them out.

We should be reminded of what one Alaska State veterinary said about controlling winter ticks: “Once (winter ticks are) introduced in a moose population in an area, the only known way to control it is to reduce the moose density, especially calves, so that there are no hosts available,” she said. “It would require an antler-less hunt or even a cull of calves and yearlings, which would not be something that would be easy to sell to the public.”

GASP!

 

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Global Warming Reaching The Deep South

The two pictures below were taken recently in Savannah, Georgia. Global Warming has come to town.

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The Left-Controlled Takeover of Wildlife Management

I have written often about the Leftist Animal Rights’ takeover of wildlife management. I have often reminded readers of the outward display of mostly free-flowing power among these leftists who vowed they would change the way wildlife management was looked at and carried out in this country. And they have.

In these discussions, I have also attempted to articulate to readers how, as part of the takeover, this progressive, leftist disease has oozed into every fabric of our lives, i.e. education, media, politics, etc. at every level of society. We know, for example, that “brainstorming sessions,” “breakout sessions,” “planning meetings,” “leadership seminars and symposiums,” and all other similar events are designed for one purpose and one purpose only – to manipulate and change the way people look at and discuss social issues (wildlife management).

To put these thoughts and known existences into some sort of order that makes sense, is accurate, and spoken in truth, is a difficult thing for me to do. I wish I was better at it.

Today, I found words written by another man that seems to fit the lamentations that I have had about how our wildlife management departments have been taken over by the progressive’s diseases. Mostly I have described that takeover as coming from our departments of education, where the Left dominates, packaging thought-controlled, brainwashed, automatons and readying them for shipment to the next wildlife management department to perpetuate and build on the takeover.

In the article that I read, the author speaks of how human resources departments throughout corporate America have systematically been taken over by the Left. Think for a moment the power and control a human resources department has over who is employed and at what capacity.

The author describes this affair thusly – and you may need a dictionary handy, as I did, to grasp the full impact of what he is saying: “Like a suppurating orifice, the human resource department provides an ideal site for the multiplication of the bacterium politicus correctus. For one thing, such departments are always organized as top-down, unaccountable bureaucracies. HR departments are known for their arbitrariness masquerading under the rubric of “policy,” Wizard-of-Oz-like impersonality, and slavish conformity to faddish diktats promulgated as “best practices,” weenie speak for “do it my way.” In this sense, HR departments are like pseudopods of progressive government bureaucracies grafted onto the pliant stock of corporate timidity. It is not surprising, then, that HR departments tend to attract meddling and astringent personalities whose most cherished delight revolves around lording it over others.”

The next time you wonder just what in hell your favorite fish and game department is doing that is destroying everything wonderful that you learned as a child fishing, hunting, and trapping, just pull out this gem and you’ll have your answer.

You can fight it or jump in bed with it. The choice is yours, although you may not know the difference.

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Just How Cold Is It?

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Do Vegans, Animal Rightists and Anti-Gun Activists Wear Furs?

For “Game of Thrones,” the company provided fur pelts to the show’s award-winning costume designers. And Glacier Wear also provided the grizzly bear hide used in the award-winning 2015 film “The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. They’ve decorated the home of singer Celine Dion, and created a blanket as a Christmas gift for Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York and one of the richest people in the US.<<<Read More>>>

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To Stop Murders Make a Murder Law Criminals Will Obey

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