August 19, 2019

Colorado Continues to Have Issues With Too Many Bears

As I have pointed out numerous times, the Humane Society of the United States and all other bear/predator protectors, lie to the public and tell them that in states where bear hunting and the use of bait have been banned, there are no issues with overgrown populations of bears. This simply is not true.

And just like the stupid claim to “look big” when encountering a bear, continued bear attacks, nuisance bears and deaths caused by too many bears and denying and lying about it, just isn’t going to work.

One person who lives in Florida and summers in Aspen, Colorado opines that killing nuisance bears in Aspen isn’t the right thing to do because she likes to “observe bear behavior.” Seriously, what’s natural about observing a bear licking out some plastic food container while ass-up in a dumpster? Precious!

Also in Colorado a man driving his motorcycle gets run into by a bear and the man dies. There are no bear problems in Colorado due to the fact the animals are not hunted. Just keep telling yourself that and don’t forget to look big just before a bears decides he doesn’t like the look of your face.


13 Dead Bears in July Alone in One Colorado Zone

Another problem bear entered a house in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and did some breaking. Contrary to the lies perpetrated by extremist animal protection groups like the Humane Society of the United States, banning of bear hunting over bait has caused bear populations to grow out of control. According to this one report, there have been 13 bears killed due to being a nuisance in just the month of July in only one zone.



“All Black Bears in Steamboat Springs Are a Problem”

Animals rights liars tell people that in states that have banned bear baiting and trapping, bears are not a problem. They often cite Colorado as a great example of that. Maybe that lie is coming home to roost.

““We’ve had four home invasions in one night,” Haskins said.

“I’ve never seen that.”

(emphasis added)

“People who live in bear country are encouraged to keep windows and doors that can be accessed to a bear closed.” (forced lifestyle change)

“an incident Sunday in Aspen served as a reminder that black bears are wild animals, and they can be unpredictable.”<<<Read More>>>


Coyote Attack on Colorado Campus

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials are putting up warning signs on the University of Colorado’s east campus in Boulder after a dog and its owner were attacked by a coyote.<<<Read More>>>

Laughing here. The article states: “University police say that if a coyote approaches, pedestrians should make themselves look as large as possible, wave their arms and throw objects.”(emboldening added) One commenter suggested throwing lead.


Denying Obvious Bear Facts to Protect Bears

Below is a teaser and link to an article about a debate in Colorado as to whether a spring bear hunt would have any effect on the bear population. It’s more than just odd that a member of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife says that since the spring bear hunt was canceled in 1999, harvest numbers of bears hasn’t changed. He therefore concludes a spring bear hunt wouldn’t change the harvest numbers. Unfortunately it’s not that simple.

The article fails to inform readers as to what has happened to the bear population in Colorado. If the same number of hunters go after twice as many bears, one would assume the success rate would go up. Figures are thrown around about harvest numbers. About the only thing to go on is that the article states that success rates for bear harvests jumped from 5% to 7%, giving as examples data from only one year and both year’s data came from hunting seasons 10 years apart. I think this is nothing more than playing games with numbers.

Nothing provided here can conclude anything, particularly what Colorado officials are trying to claim.

Shouldn’t the real issue here be about managing bears scientifically and with consideration as to how methods and management effect public safety? Unfortunately for all, bear management is driven by social demands from ignorant people who have no understanding of the facts of bear behavior.

I’m not advocating for or against a spring bear hunt. I’m advocating for responsible, proven, scientific bear management. If facts on the ground show there are too many bears for the habitat or that are causing too many conflicts with humans, something needs to be done about it.”Will believes it is a coincidence that black bear populations have climbed in Colorado in the 22 years since the spring bear hunt was abolished. He said he doesn’t think there is a cause-and-effect relationship.”<<<Read More>>>


To Avoid Coyote Attack Spray It With a Garden Hose

Tips that can be found with an article in the Broomfield Enterprise on how to avoid becoming attacked by a coyote include:

“If you meet a coyote, make it feel unwelcome by yelling, throwing rocks and sticks at it, stamping your feet, spraying it with a hose or banging pots and pans.”

Make sure when you go for a walk or a jog, that the garden hose is long enough and you turn the water on before you leave.


Colorado Man Attacked by 3 Coyotes

A Colorado man who appears to live in a Denver, Colorado suburb of Niwot, was attacked by three coyotes while walking to work in the darkness. He fought off the canine attackers with a flashlight he was carrying.

I wonder what the “dog song” was these nasty varmints were singing?

The map below shows the general area of suburbia where the attack took place.

75th Ave. Niwot, colorado - Google Maps 2013-10-19 08-58-54


RMEF Expands Conserved Elk Habitat in Colorado

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with it partners and a private landowner to protect an additional 237 acres of elk habitat in northern Colorado. The property represents the third phase of conserved lands between RMEF and the Flying Diamond Ranch. When combined with previous work by the RMEF, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife on the Flying Diamond Ranch in Routt County, 1,928 acres of the 3,095-acre ranch are now permanently protected.

“This transaction is a testament to the continuing commitment to elk, elk country and conservation by the Adams family,” said Blake Henning, RMEF vice president of Lands and Conservation. “Thanks to their cooperation and passion, this conservation work permanently protects the agricultural, wildlife and habitat values of the property.”

The ranch is a year-round cattle operation that lies just a few minutes outside of Steamboat Springs off State Highway 131 on the high northern ridges of Thorpe Mountain in the Yampa River Valley. The newly protected lands are highlighted by a mile of Oak Creek, floodplain pastures, Gambel oak and sagebrush. More than 200 cow-calf pairs graze on the ranch during the summer months. The ranch also provides summer and winter range for elk, and habitat for black bear, mountain lion, bobcat and mule deer. Wildlife species of concern on the property include the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse, the greater sage grouse, and the northern leopard frog.

Since this conservation easement prohibits any subdivision or development, it protects a ‘million dollar’ vista at the southern entrance to the Yampa Valley.

“The Adams family is proud to participate in the conservation of open space that has long been a vision of the residents of Routt County. We thank the Purchase Development Rights Program (PDR) and the Board of County Commissioners for choosing the Flying Diamond Ranch for this conservation effort,” said John Adams.

Rural subdivision currently encroaches the property from the east and the north while conservation easements are already in place to the west and south. Other neighboring protected land includes parcels held by the Bureau of Land Management, two state wildlife areas, a state park, and four private ranches with conservation easements protecting an overall area of more than 17,000 acres.

Partners in the Thorpe Mountain conservation easement include the residents of Routt County, the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust, the Purchase Development Rights Program, and the Board of County Commissioners.

RMEF’s mission is to enhance the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. That holds very true in Routt County alone where RMEF funds totaling $146,596 conserved or enhanced nearly 26,000 acres of land since 1988. Statewide, RMEF and its partners completed 572 conservation and hunting heritage projects with a combined value of more than $147 million since 1987.


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.


Two Colorado State Senators Thrown Out in Recall Vote Over Gun Control

Being billed as a political ouster by voters in Colorado over stiffer gun control laws, two state senators were shown the door after a recall election showed they weren’t wanted anymore. According to a Fox News report, Sen. President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, lost a recall vote and will be replaced in the senate because they supported tougher gun control laws pushed by the White House and evidently not supported by the voters.

You can read the Fox News report but pay attention to the statement made by Colorado senator Angela Giron.

“We will win in the end because we are on the right side,” Giron said in her concession speech.

I have heard or read this kind of statement before but have any readers ever asked just what exactly is “the right side?” It may have no more meaning than someone attempting to save face or perhaps they actually believe they are on the “right side”, not actually knowing what that means to them other than it’s the side they come down on therefore it is “right.”

It might even be more than that when you consider that further on in the Fox News report it states:

One of the Morse recall organizers, Timothy Knight, said supporters are upset that lawmakers limited debate on the gun legislation and seemed more inclined to take cues from the White House than their constituents.(emphasis added)

If the Colorado State Legislature was taking their instructions from the Obama White House – and it would be anybody’s conspiracy as to why – then because of the recall vote, it appears, at least on the surface, that the voters didn’t think their elected officials should be kow-towing to Barack Obama.

Suppose for now that Sens. Morse and Giron were getting their marching orders from the White House, is that what Giron meant when she said she was on the “right side?” Perhaps, but how can any of us ever really know. Stating you are on the “right side” no longer has meaning that a person comes down on the side of truth. In this case, the “right side” probably more accurately describes being on the side with the most political clout for the moment.