February 21, 2017

Did Man Extirpate the Caribou from Maine?

I was reading Part II of V. Paul Reynolds’ report about “Wildlife Restoration Projects.” He wrote mostly about Maine’s two attempts to restore caribou to northern Maine and seemed to suggest that with years of gained knowledge, perhaps it was time to try again. I’m not so sure about that, but….. I did want to […]

Commenting on Maine’s Moose Management Mismanagement

This morning, while I was waiting for my server to come back online, I ended up on a web page of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). The page is information about Maine’s moose – it’s history and management plans/goals. I came across some items of interest that I thought I would […]

You know the weather is bad when you find a moose in your basement

It’s been a rough winter in the American West, with heavy snowfalls that are causing trouble for even the hardiest locals. Take, for example, the Idaho moose in the photo above. Like a lot of wildlife in the area, it probably meandered early Saturday into the town of Hailey in pursuit of food, according to […]

Scientism’s Helpful Echo Chambers

I spent several hours yesterday conducting a deeper, forensic search and examination into what most people would probably consider “scientific” pieces concerning Dermacentor albipictus, or what is most commonly known as the winter tick or a moose tick. Anyone can do some basic research and discover a few pages of information displayed as conclusions about […]

Attempting to Resolve Maine’s Moose Management Dilemma With Half a Solution

Maine is working on developing big game management plans for deer, bear, moose and turkeys that will span the next 15 years. They have yet to release a “draft” management plan and so all we are able to get our hands on are bits and pieces. Please bear that in mind in considering the information […]

In Maine, Too Many Game Animals or Not Enough Game Animals? And None of It Matters

And the beat goes on! Drums keep pounding rhythm to my brain! Ah, yes! The committee in Maine is at work attempting to put onto paper all the management plans for deer, moose, bear and turkey. Members on the committee seem to be saying there are too many of certain kinds of game animals, while […]

See where motorist vs. moose crashes happened in 2016

In looking at the map, included in this link, isn’t it odd that moose/automobile collisions happened where people drive? The other question I have is this: The report says that the 305 reported moose collisions with autos, is down from the previous year’s tally of 327. Is this decrease in proportion to the believed reduction […]

Maine’s Moose Herd Thriving?

“It’s the other that’s more troubling to me. According to a Press Herald article, the department indicated part of the reason for scaling back permits was “… to meet public demand for greater opportunities to see moose.” Say what? I’m a little surprised they consider that a valid reason but I’m stunned they actually came […]

Gluten-Free From a Laughing Moose

Moose: And Just What Is That Legacy We Are Leaving Our Grandchildren?

Yesterday I was reading George Smith’s article about how, according to a representative of the New Hampshire fish and game department, in 20 years the moose will all be gone. Smith quotes the N.H. official as saying, “…in less than 20 years moose will be gone from this state save for a remnant population. How […]