August 18, 2019

Maybe The New Education Secretary Knew More About Bears Than the Laughers

Outdoor Hub is reporting that the new Education Secretary may have been quite accurate when she stated that guns might be necessary in schools to protect students from bears.

WSFB TV in Connecticut reports that two schools in Southington were put in Lockdown due to the presence of bear(s). The report claims that when last seen the bear was headed East……….perhaps headed into Massachusetts looking for that Indian Senator?

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Sometimes “Things” Bother Me

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Getting Your Face Ate Off

*Editor’s Note* – I have always referred to the American culture, when it comes to animals, as perverse, for surely it is. Yesterday, I spotted, what has become a common expression of animal perversion within our culture, a woman walking down the street pushing her dog, dressed like a little girl, in a child’s stroller. I remember the first time I saw such a thing. I, and others, thought it very strange. However, today, it’s just a common thing. I turned to my brother and said, “I’m willing to wager that if that woman had children, they didn’t get treated so well.” Perhaps I was being a bit unfair, but hopefully you get my point.
I think Jonah Goldberg hits the perversion nail on the head in his recent article about bear propaganda…as his wife calls it. I might add to his observation that the nonsense isn’t relegated to movies. It’s become an ingrained part of our everyday and it’s sick. Yes, it does tell those of us willing to make an honest evaluation, a great deal about ourselves. But, then again, there are none so blind as he who will not see.
I’m also reminded of a book I read some time ago about Thomas Jefferson – The Young Jefferson – 1743 – 1789, by Claude G. Bowers, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston – 1945. Jefferson spent a great deal of time in Paris, France. His purpose was to find trading partners, as many of those in Great Britain, after the war, were no longer interested in trading with the United States. It was written that Jefferson often employed a certain routine prior to making personal contacts within a village he might be seeking trade with. He would climb to the highest point overlooking the town – often a church steeple. After attempting to get a “sense” of what was before him, he would stroll around the village getting an even greater sense of what the village and the people were about. It is written that if he observed many people about with their dogs,  perhaps not pushing them in strollers, but something equivalent for the period, he refused to enter into business with any representative of the town, declaring them to be of “unreliable character.” Perhaps Jefferson was a more brilliant man than we thought. Certainly an expert on human behavior.
“Many of these movies treat humans as the enemy — cruel, careless despoilers of the environment — while at the same time telling us that the highest compliment we can pay to animals is to assume they’re just like us. These movies tell us virtually nothing about animals but a great deal about ourselves.”<<<Read More>>>

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Black Bears Matter?

 

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Colorado Has Too Many Black Bears – We Told You So

*Editor’s Note* – When Colorado decided to effectively ban every method to legally harvest black bears, with the exception of one man and one rifle, we warned the public and officials that when social demands, orchestrated by the environmentalists, remove the tools necessary for wildlife managers to control wild animal populations, problems like those now appearing in Colorado would persist.

This is the same message that many of us sent to voters in Maine who, thankfully, opted not to do away with the hunting and trapping tools needed to keep bears in check. Now Colorado is considering increasing bag limits on bears and/or lengthening the season. Good luck with that. Maybe they should consider repealing the ban and allowing baiting and hounding.

The Post Independent reports higher numbers of bear-human conflicts has led to more relocation of the animal, but more relocations have led to less available locations for more relocations. According to the newspaper, Parks and Wildlife has relocated six bears and put down 17 this year in Management Area 17, which includes Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and most of Pitkin and Eagle counties.

Parks and Wildlife District Manager Dan Cacho told The Post Independent relocation gets complicated when that many incidents occur in one spot because officials want to move the bears “at least 100 miles away” but still need to keep them in Colorado.”<<<Read More>>>

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Animal Farm or Funny Farm

I recently read a short Letter to the Editor from the Western AG Reporter (the letter was scanned from a newsprint and emailed to me.) The letter writer pointed out that the fish and wildlife department was fining a man hundreds of dollars for “harassing” wildlife. It seems that a bear was attacking his livestock, so he was using his pick-up truck to chase the bear away. The letter writer wanted to know if the livestock belonged to this man and they were on his property, then why isn’t the fish and wildlife department being fined for THEIR wildlife harassing his cows?

The solution is clear. Simply shoot the damned bear!

I’ve always said the Environmentalists always take and never give. They take life from people for their idiotic purposes. In this case, the man would have been better off to just shoot the damned bear. Give the environmentalists exactly what they are asking for.

Mind you, of course, that authorities, who collectively lack enough brains to know to get in out of the rain, along with their buddies at the environMENTAL institutes, teach that “hazing” is a good tool to use to keep large predators from attacking livestock and humans – a means of cohabiting with wild animals. I think a truck is a great tool to use to “haze” a bear.

Get a life!

They’re coming to take me away, aha! They’re coming to take me away oho! To the Funny Farm where life is beautiful all day long.

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Southern Maine’s Invasion of Black Bears

Here we go again! Bears are showing up in places in southern Maine, where most people necessarily do not expect to find bears wandering around in the daylight, and Maine officials are “rounding up the usual suspects.” (Note: As an explanation to the preceding quote, I refer to the movie Casablanca, in which “Louie,” the local Prefect, in his farce of pretending to be in compliance with the Nazis, is often telling his officers to “round up the usual suspects” in order that the Nazis think he is doing their jobs for them.)

According to a short article found on the Web, the Maine Warden Service (MWS) says that the bears are out because of dry weather and a lack of “vegetation.” Perhaps it is contributing to the bear sightings but isn’t this also a great time to point out the consequences of protecting bears and managing for number so large that it puts the public at risk?

And don’t forget to LOOK BIG, when you spot a bear ready to chomp on your behind!

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Bear sought in attack on Valles Caldera marathon runner

Press Release from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish:

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Lance Cherry: (505) 476-8003
lance.cherry@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 19, 2016:

Bear sought in attack on Valles Caldera marathon runner

JEMEZ – Department of Game and Fish officers are searching for an adult female black bear that attacked a woman Saturday afternoon while she was participating in a marathon event on the Valles Calderas National Preserve near Los Alamos.

According to responding officers, the attack occurred when the victim surprised a mother bear whose cub ran up a nearby tree.

Although the full extent of the victim’s injuries are unknown, initial reports indicate that woman was bit and scratched multiple times and sustained non-life threatening injuries to her upper body, head and neck. Nearby joggers provided immediate assistance until additional help could arrive.

She was airlifted to an Albuquerque area hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.

The department is coordinating with the National Park Service to secure and deter people from entering the area. A response team that specializes in wildlife attacks of this nature has also been assisting.

Once found, the bear will be euthanized and tested for rabies. Although rabies in bears is rare, it is nearly 100 percent fatal in humans if not properly treated.

Here are some ways to protect yourself If you encounter a bear:

  • Stop, and back away slowly while facing the bear. Avoid direct eye contact, as the bear may consider that a threat. Do not run. Make yourself appear large by holding out your jacket. If you have small children, pick them up so they don’t run.
  • Give the bear plenty of room to escape, so it doesn’t feel threatened or trapped. If a black bear attacks you, fight back using anything at your disposal, such as rocks, sticks, binoculars or even your bare hands. Aim for the bear’s nose and eyes.
  • If the bear has not seen you, stay calm and slowly move away, making noise so the bear knows you are there. Never get between a mother bear and her cubs.

If you live or camp in bear country:

  • Keep garbage in airtight containers inside your garage or storage area. Place garbage outside in the morning just before pickup, not the night before. Occasionally clean cans with ammonia or bleach.
  • Remove bird feeders. Bears see them as sweet treats, and often they will look for other food sources nearby.
  • Never put meat or sweet-smelling food scraps such as melon in your compost pile.
  • Don’t leave pet food or food dishes outdoors at night.
  • Clean and store outdoor grills after use. Bears can smell sweet barbecue sauce and grease for miles.
  • Never intentionally feed bears to attract them for viewing.
  • Keep your camp clean, and store food and garbage properly at all times. Use bear-proof containers when available. If not, suspend food, toiletries, coolers and garbage from a tree at least 10 feet off the ground and 4 feet out from the tree trunk.
  • Keep your tent and sleeping bag free of all food smells. Store the clothes you wore while cooking or eating with your food.
  • Sleep a good distance from your cooking area or food storage site.

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He Liked The Beans Most

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Do Humans Have Tryptophan Causing Bears to Change Moods?

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