August 18, 2019

Kid Cages at School Bus Stops Spark Outrage

“The threat has become so ominous the local school district has decided to place wolf shelters (kid cages) at school bus stops to protect school children from wolves while they wait for the bus or parents. These wolf proof cages, constructed from plywood and wire, are designed to prevent wolves from taking a child. The absurdity of this scenario is mind-numbing.

What kind of society accepts the idea of children in cages while wolves are free to roam where they choose?”

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RMEF Grants Fund Michigan Conservation, Hunting Heritage Projects

MISSOULA, Mont.–Funding to enhance elk habitat, reduce damage to private crops and sponsorship of various hunting heritage projects highlight the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2013 grants for the state of Michigan.

The grants total $28,500 and directly affect Cheboygan, Delta, Dickinson, Monroe, Montmorency, Oakland and Otsego Counties. There are also several projects of statewide interest.

“There are approximately 1,000 elk currently in Michigan. This funding will improve their habitat enabling the herd to prosper and grow,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “The grants will also bolster Michigan’s rich hunting and outdoor heritage.”

Allen thanked RMEF’s Michigan members and volunteers for generating the grant funding through local membership drives, banquet fundraising and other activities. He also thanked RMEF supporters for their dedication to conservation in Michigan and across elk country.

RMEF’s mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Since 1985, RMEF and its partners completed 98 different conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Michigan with a combined value of more than $4.9 million.

RMEF’s 2013 grants will help fund the following projects in Michigan:

Cheboygan County—Enhance habitat and forage on 63 acres of elk range by cutting brush, tilling, fertilizing and planting buckwheat and white clover.

Delta County—Provide funding to assist the Upper Peninsula Youth Shotgun Sports Organization with efforts to expand participation in the Scholastic Clay Target Program into two additional Delta County school districts; and provide funding and RMEF volunteers to assist with the Great Lakes Sports & Recreation Club’s eight-week youth archery and shotgun league.

Dickinson County—Provide funding to offset travel costs to the state competition for the Dickinson County 4-H Big Shooters, which finished third place in junior air rifle, second in senior target .22, and an individual second in senior target .22.

Montmorency County—Provide funding to buy fertilizer to treat 266 acres of elk range to improve forage, reduce crop damage on nearby private lands, and provide wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities (also affects Cheboygan and Otsego counties).

Monroe County—Provide funding and RMEF volunteers to carry out SAFE Challenge youth shooting events at the Cabela’s Family Weekend in Dundee and the Bass Pro Shops in Auburn Hills (also affects Oakland County).

Statewide—Provide funding to help cover printing costs for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Elk Management Public Outreach Brochure; and provide three Eberlestock Team Elk hunting packs to the winners of the Pure Michigan Hunt drawing.

Conservation projects are selected for grants using science-based criteria and a committee of RMEF volunteers and staff along with representatives from partnering agencies and universities. RMEF volunteers and staff select hunting heritage projects to receive funding.

Partners for 2013 projects in Michigan include the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and various sportsmen, wildlife and civic organizations.

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Difficult to Have “Wall of Shame” When There Is No Shame

Perhaps a bit like making laws to stop criminals, who, by definition do not regard laws, states like Minnesota and Maine have traveling shows where they exhibit taxidermy wildlife confiscated from poachers in what they hope will deter others from poaching. I have no data to show whether it does or doesn’t work but should we expect that poachers will actually feel shame?

Well, we might think there is no shame but in our bit of comfort zone ideology, do we think criminals/poachers would steal/poach the poachers “Wall of Shame?”

It seems that in Minnesota thieves cut locks on gates and got into the trailers of the “Wall of Shame” and stole 17 shoulder-mounted deer heads.

Such class!

Here’s a photo of Maine’s version of a “Wall of Shame.”

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Non Surgical Treatment for Echinococcosis

The YUDJINA Clinic specialises on the Echinococcosis Hydatid Cyst treatment (alveolar type also) – a very complex infectious disease caused by the helminthic invasion. The degree of insidiousness of this disease and its consequences can be compared, perhaps, only to cancer. The Echinococcosis infection and the development of the disease proceed imperceptibly for the person exposed to the larvated eggs. Echinococcosis is hard to diagnose.

Clearly expressed symptoms of the disease are absent during a long time, sometimes up to ten years. During this period, one or several Echinococcosis bubbles – cysts grow on various organs of the patient. More often the Echinococcosis affects liver, lungs, kidneys, and brain. Slowly expanding, the cyst reaches appreciable sizes – up to 20 cm in diameter, and its weight can reach 1 kg. Developed Echinococcosis cyst causes intense sufferings to the patient. In case of physical rupture of a cyst, a complex of various allergic reactions is possible, including the development of an anaphylactic shock.

…….The measures of the public preventive actions are to the following:
…….taking measures for the hygienic training of population, especially among the livestock breeders, the hunters, the dog breeders and the members of their families;(emphasis added)<<<Read the Rest>>>

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It’s the Antlers, Stupid!

Ha, ha! I’m laughing this morning because of mostly opposite perspectives on what is important to deer hunters. Just nine days ago I posted a story entitled, “It’s the Meat Stupid” where surveys conducted by Responsive Management showed that more hunters hunted for meat rather than for antlers.

Today, we have a story that’s all about the antlers and how every hunter dreams of bagging a big set of antlers. Bob Humphrey, outdoor writer in Maine, while presenting an excellent piece about the whys and wherefores of antler growth in deer, I’m not sure actually how many hunters might dream of that mighty rack but the reality is they want meat.

In fairness to Humphrey, he doesn’t present the desire for big-antlered deer as generally some obsession and makes the statement, “There’s little question that every hunter’s dream is to one day bag a trophy buck…” I will agree that it is a dream but how many obsess on obtaining that dream? Even Humphrey says that few hunters will pass up meat: “most hunters are satisfied with shooting any antlered deer.”

It’s the meat, stupid! And should a hunter take a buck with heavy body weight and/or a large brush pile on top of its head, what a bonus.

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Comment Period on Mex. Wolves Extended, New Hearing Dates Set

Contact:
Gavin Shire
(703) 358-2649
gavin_shire@fws.gov

*Service Extends Comment Periods for Gray and Mexican Wolf Proposals, Reschedules Public Hearings, Adds Hearing in Arizona *

As a result of delays caused by the lapse in federal appropriations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced rescheduled dates for the remainder of a series of public hearings on two proposed rules—one to list the Mexican wolf as an endangered subspecies and delist the gray wolf elsewhere, and the other to improve recovery efforts for the Mexican wolf in the Southwest. Comment period deadlines also are extended until December 17 to allow these hearings to take place within the public comment periods on the proposed rules.

The hearings will take place on November 19 in Denver, Colorado, November 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and November 22 in Sacramento, California. Each will include a short informational presentation. The Service has also added a public information meeting and hearing in Pinetop, Arizona, on December 3. The hearings are part of the Service’s continuing efforts to provide an open, comprehensive public process for the two proposed wolf rules and will provide the public a forum by which to register their views.

A formal notice of these hearings and the extension of the comment period will appear in *the Federal Register* on October 28.

To learn more about the proposed rules, view the draft *Federal Register*notice with the details of the public hearings, and for links to submit comments to the public record, visit www.fws.gov/home/wolfrecovery.

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Larry Benoit, ‘Babe Ruth for Hunters,’ Is Dead at 89

Larry Benoit, who tracked whitetail deer through the snowy woods of northern New England and southern Canada for more than seven decades, shooting at least 200 of the biggest and most prized specimens, known as trophy bucks, while becoming one of the nation’s most revered deer hunters, died on Oct. 8 at his home in Duxbury, Vt. He was 89. <<<Read the Rest>>>

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Stay Out You Peasant Filth

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How Science Goes Wrong

Scientific research has changed the world. Now it needs to change itself

A SIMPLE idea underpins science: “trust, but verify”. Results should always be subject to challenge from experiment. That simple but powerful idea has generated a vast body of knowledge. Since its birth in the 17th century, modern science has changed the world beyond recognition, and overwhelmingly for the better.

But success can breed complacency. Modern scientists are doing too much trusting and not enough verifying—to the detriment of the whole of science, and of humanity.

Too many of the findings that fill the academic ether are the result of shoddy experiments or poor analysis (see article). A rule of thumb among biotechnology venture-capitalists is that half of published research cannot be replicated. Even that may be optimistic. Last year researchers at one biotech firm, Amgen, found they could reproduce just six of 53 “landmark” studies in cancer research. Earlier, a group at Bayer, a drug company, managed to repeat just a quarter of 67 similarly important papers. A leading computer scientist frets that three-quarters of papers in his subfield are bunk. In 2000-10 roughly 80,000 patients took part in clinical trials based on research that was later retracted because of mistakes or improprieties.<<<Read the Rest>>>

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The Joke About Red Wolves

People first must understand that North Carolina’s population of “red wolves” are fake. In other words they are a hybrid concoction that some dweeb in government labeled a pure red wolf for political reasons and nothing to do with science. Then they took this hybrid mutt, with a fake name and created in captivity, and dumped it into the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. They then set up a management zone, declared the “Heinz 57” mutt an Endangered Species and wolf worshipers everywhere soaked their bibs in drool.

However, North Carolina has changed they hunting rules for coyotes and now allow coyotes to be hunted and this is putting the undies of wolf perverts in a bunch. Hybrid red wolves and hybrid coyotes, interbreeding and have been for the most part, look a lot alike. Who’d a thought it?

The real Joke of the Day, however, is found in an article sent to me online at Courthouse News Service.

They claim the hunting harms and harasses red wolves by disrupting population dynamics and breeding habits of red wolves and coyotes, and increasing interbreeding between the species.
To prevent wolves interbreeding with coyotes – another threat to the wolf population – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sterilizes coyotes that have territories in red wolf habitat. Shooting of sterilized coyotes also harms the native red wolf population by undermining coyote population control efforts, according to the lawsuit.

You can’t make this stuff up. First the claim is that hunting increases interbreeding between coyotes and fake red wolves. And then it’s really, fall out of your chair funny, that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is wasting your tax dollars sterilizing coyotes so they won’t breed with a hybrid, half-tame mutt. One would think that if you didn’t want a coyote breeding with a fake wolf, kill the damned coyote….Ok, ok! Kill the damned fake wolf.

Isn’t this really more about plain old predator protection? Rational thinking would tell us that if there ever was to be a snowball’s chance in hell of recovering red wolves, you have to find a way to kill off the invasive species, i.e. the coyotes.

This is also a sample of what’s to come in those places the wolf perverts want to dump their nasty, disease-infested dogs and where coyotes now roam.

What a typical governmental joke…..just like everything else governmental. What’s next affordable care for animals? Give me a break!

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