April 24, 2018

RMEF Celebrates Conservation on National Hunting and Fishing Day

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation stands tall, shoulder-to-shoulder alongside hunters and anglers nationwide to support National Hunting and Fishing Day, a day set aside to celebrate America’s conservation accomplishments.

Signed into law in 1972, and instituted on the state level that same year in all 50 states, National Hunting and Fishing Day marks its 41st anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 28.

“Our mission is to enhance the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We firmly recognize the role outdoorsmen and women have in funding, supporting and embracing land and wildlife conservation. Those efforts further solidify our mantra that ‘Hunting is Conservation.'”

As wildlife numbers dwindled across the country more than 100 years ago, hunters were the force behind a movement to encourage and support conservation and science-based wildlife management. President Theodore Roosevelt, among other hunter-conservationists, called for an end of the commercial taking of species. They also lobbied for the creation of hunting licenses leading to a funding mechanism to assist with growing sustainable wildlife populations.

“The actions taken by Teddy Roosevelt and the fellow sportsmen of his time led to the foundation of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation which spells out that wildlife belong to us and need to be managed in a way that populations will thrive forever. That model is the only one of its kind and remains the most successful in the world,” added Allen.

In 1937, hunters requested an 11 percent tax on guns, ammunitions, bows and arrows, with the proceeds directed solely toward funding conservation. To date, that tax raised more than $7.2 billion for wildlife conservation, including a record $522.5 million in 2012 alone. Through state licenses and fees, hunters pay $796 million a year for conservation programs. They also add $440 million a year to the effort through donations to conservation organizations like the RMEF.

“We are proud of the more than 6.3 million acres of habitat RMEF protected and enhanced across the country and the hand we had in reintroducing elk back on their native range in six states, but we know there is still much to do. We salute our dedicated volunteers for their efforts in raising funds to ensure the future of elk and elk country nationwide,” added Allen.

Allen urged sportsmen and women to show their support of National Hunting and Fishing Day by honoring actions of the past and by taking our children and grandchildren into the outdoors this weekend and in the future.

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How To Testify Against Wolf Delisting – For Kids

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It is important to note the indoctrination and propagandizing of children at very early ages. Also note that nothing in this propaganda piece is science-based – only playing on the emotions of other children and adults. I doubt this video was created to instruct a child on how to be a witness at a public hearing as much as it was to be passed around to others in order to wrongfully corrupt a child’s thinking and ability to learn to think on their own.

This is pure propaganda, which exists at all levels of government and society and should be recognized as such. What will it accomplish? The further brainwashing of children who will someday be forking over their money to the NGOs, who, if you will take note, sponsor and support this video.

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Wolf Incident With Hunter in Washington State

Details are very sketchy at this time. One report from the Northwest Sportsman says that one female, uncollared, wolf was shot and killed in an area where wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act. This incident took place in northwestern Okanogan County, according to the report. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are investigating and at this point in time are very close lipped.

There is discussion taking place at the Hunting-Washington message board. One participant says the incident took place in Hart’s Pass. Rumors are flying everywhere. I cannot substantiate any of the claims.

It appears, from one “reliable” source, that the person who shot the wolf, was a hunter, and reported the incident to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The turned the investigation over to USFWS because of jurisdiction.

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Seventh Grader Kicked Out of School For Shooting Air Gun in His Own Yard

Here it comes America. Still thinking some of us are nuts and insist on burying your head in the sand because truth hurts?

We have officially become more than a police state, I believe, and proof of that comes from an expulsion from school of a seventh grade boy because he was seen on his parents’ property, waiting for the bus, and shooting a toy air pistol. He didn’t bring the toy gun on the bus nor to school and yet the Virginia Beach City Public School System kicked him out of school anyway.

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Don’t Sensationalize Bear Behavior

I’ve beaten this dead horse about to death. While I am spending countless hours and writing countless articles attempting to properly educate people on black bear behavior, and other wild animal behavior, we then get letters to the editors showing how effective the brainwashing by environmentalist, animal worshipers has become.

What’s most amusing about the letter is that the author blames the state fish and game departments, along with the media, for spreading wrong information about bears.

This is groundless fearmongering, something the media uses instead of proper reporting. And, sadly, something that our wildlife agencies encourage.

We can agree on one thing; It’s the fault of fish and game and media, and they are not engaging in “proper” reporting, but for mostly complete opposite reasons.

Fear-mongering never works when attempting to educate people. The biggest obstacle is breaking down the years and years of brainwashing, and figuring out how to hack into the minds of people programmed to not think but only to follow authority……blindly……without question.

Beyond that insurmountable task, is then to properly teach people about animal behavior so that THINKING people can decide for themselves what risks they are willing to take.

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Life on Earth Good For Another 2 Billion Years

Really? But Al Gore says………but, but, but wait.

Simple cells first appeared on Earth nearly 4 billion years ago. “We had insects 400 million years ago, dinosaurs 300 million years ago and flowering plants 130 million years ago,” lead researcher Andrew Rushby of the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom said in a statement.” Anatomically modern humans have only been around for the last 200,000 years — so you can see it takes a really long time for intelligent life to develop.”

East Anglia? Isn’t that where they lied about climate data?

For those still retaining even the smallest ability to think for themselves, how can on the one hand people like Al Gore, still making millions off his global warming scam, proclaim the demise of earth because of man’s mere existence, and on the other, liars at East Anglia saying we’ll be around for another couple billion years?

And aren’t us nasty, rotten humans using up ALL the natural resources?

Is any of this making a lick of sense?

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Let’s Go Fishing!

Video of very dangerous seas for returning fishing boats. I was told this takes place at the Columbia Bar, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean but I don’t know that to be fact.

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Chickenshits in Chicken, Alaska

In case you were asleep, the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force raided a gold mining camp near Chicken, Alaska, complete with body armor and weapons drawn, looking for dirty water. That’s right. How many knew any environmental agency needed to be armed like a SWAT team?

Now the 9/11-built, out of control police forces can’t come up with a good enough lie as to why it was necessary. The excuse? Well, the EPA is saying that the Alaska State Troopers told them, “that Chicken, Alaska ‘was rife with drug and human trafficking.'” And shocking as it may seem, the Alaska State Troopers are denying they ever said such a thing.

Here’s an idea. Without even creating another 9/11, let’s just continue to give law enforcement more and more power over our liberties, privacy, and freedoms. Hell, we don’t need them anyway. It’s for national security, right?

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Concealed Carry: Keep Criminals Guessing

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Moose Are Afraid of Wolves They Haven’t Seen in Nearly 100 Years

How can people actually learn what animal habits are when the information they get is confusing, contradictory, biased, and/or just plain wrong? The media, being the lazy copy and paste outlets that they are (I wonder if Fascist Feinstein defines a journalist as a copy-and-paster?), just repeat what they hear or better yet embellish information, sometimes creating it themselves, in order to sell copies.

So, here we go again. Wolves are misunderstood, black bears run away from humans because they are scared of them, and moose attack people. Is this good information?

The latest comes off the OutdoorWire, about moose in Colorado attacking people. Outdoorwire and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife are saying, in their headlines, “Dogs and moose do not play well together.”

It seems there have been a few moose/human encounters, especially in the parks, and domestic dogs are involved. Colorado officials are telling people that, “moose can be aggressive when dogs and humans get too close.” Isn’t this true of all wild animals? However, we are told bears will run away and wolves are misunderstood.

But I do have a question concerning information provided readers in the press release put out by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). They said:

Moose in Colorado have very few natural predators and they are not generally frightened by humans. However, state wildlife officials caution that the large ungulates see dogs as a threat due to their similarities with wolves, their primary predator.

Really? Aren’t wolves misunderstood? Sorry, I had to add that. According to information available on the CPW website, there are estimated to be 2,000 moose now in Colorado. In addition, moose, “were introduced to North Park from Utah and Wyoming in 1978 and 1979.” So, that establishes the moose herd which reports say is growing very well in size.

But, there are no “known” wolves in Colorado. I do understand that certain instincts get passed along in wild animals, but 33 or 34 years of living in the parks in Colorado and moose still associate dogs with wolves? Really? But, wait. That’s not all. Moose were transplanted into Colorado from Utah and Wyoming in 1978 and 1979. According to the “experts” there were no wolves in Utah or Wyoming, “since hunters extirpated them” back in the 1920s and 1930. So, it’s really been almost a century since moose have had any encounters with wolves, according to expert information. So are we really to expect that moose in the parks of Colorado think people’s pet dogs remind the moose of wolves?

I’m selling a bridge in New York too!

Maybe the CPW can’t get tourists to understand that bringing their pet doggies to a wildlife setting in the woods is not a good thing and they are trying the “dogs and moose do not play well together” tactic.

What is confusing though is whether humans are supposed to believe everything they are told about wild animal behavior, or are animals supposed to be doing what the “authorities” say they are supposed to do?

I think the animals might get it. I’m not so sure about the humans.

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