March 25, 2017

And People Think Little Red Riding Hood is a Fairy Tale

This not only is a fairy tale, but it’s the biggest lie of the century. “Phillips described the benefits of wolf recovery in terms of a “trophic cascade.” Essentially, that the reintroduction of wolves in Western Colorado will have a widespread effect resulting from the predation of elk. Most directly, it has the potential to […]

Can coyote predation risk induce reproduction suppression in white-tailed deer?

Abstract Predators can have powerful nonconsumptive effects on their prey by inducing behavioral, physiological, and morphological responses. These nonconsumptive effects may influence prey demography if they decrease birthrates or increase susceptibility to other sources of mortality. The Reproductive Suppression Model suggests that iteroparous species may maximize their lifetime reproductive success by suppressing their reproduction until […]

Armed Prey

Understanding Coyote Behavior Can Contribute to Better Study Results

Below I emboldened part of a statement found in the article I linked to. Anyone who has maybe just slightly more than a basic understanding of how and when coyotes prey on fawn deer, would know that this killing occurs within moments of birth. Coyotes are bright animals and territorial. They know their habitat. They […]

Reproduction and Nutrition of Desert Mule Deer With and Without Predation

Abstract Desert mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus eremicus) in central Arizona declined from 11 deer/km2in the early 1960s to 2 deer/km2 in 2006. We had the opportunity to examine the causes of desert mule deer population fluctuations in Arizona from 1960 to 2006 by contrasting deer density, body condition, productivity, and diet quality inside and outside […]

Benevolent Wolves & Stubborn States

*Editor’s Note* – I have taken the liberty to highlight the paragraph that I think is the absolute best. It sums it all up. By James Beers The following is a response to two assertions about wolves in Wyoming and my recent article about the recent elk predation by wolves on 19 elk in one March […]

Predator-Prey Study: Wolves not threat to deer you may think

*Editor’s Note* – I have not read the entire report referenced in the below link. Most of the information presented is sensible and seems to substantiate most all other real scientific studies on predator prey relationships. However, it still amazes me that Mr. Beyer, one of the DNR researchers makes some puzzling and seemingly contradictory […]

Dog Being Attacked by Wolves Aren’t Wolves

Last Friday I posted a video I had received that had been posted on another news website, showing, what was called at the time, a dog being attacked by two wolves. It turns out, the “two wolves” weren’t wolves after all – at least not from a scientific perspective. It doesn’t, however, prohibit anyone from […]

Automatons and Predator/Prey Relationships

To all of you academic automatons in this world who fail to convince people you are right, that you have the best evidence, the best truth, then blaming your own failure in communicating your theories or theories by others you believe in by making negative assertions against those peoples intellectuality, intelligence and/or educational experiences. The […]

Read How We Got Where We Are – Then Use Just Two Facts to Expose the Truth about Wolves

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