November 26, 2015

Exposing Hunting Hatred

*Editor’s Note* – Some may think the opinion piece linked to below is about Question One on the Maine ballot – a referendum about “clean” elections and transparency. But it really is not. It’s about furthering one’s specific agenda of hating on anything to do with hunting and trapping. If Question One is worth anything, […]

Federal Agency Bans Wolf, Bear Hunting Methods in Alaska

*Editor’s Note* – This is probably a good example of how regulation, and thus elimination of, hunting, fishing and trapping will take place in all of the United States in the future. It closely follows the fascist control of the central government, spreading out into all departments. On Friday, the National Park Service (NPS) published […]

Low Deer Numbers, But Plenty of Food in Northeast

*Editor’s Note* – The description given to what is being called a bobcat kill of a deer, is very similar to that of a mountain lion – just saying. There are certainly more bobcats in New England than mountain lions, however, so long as predators like bears and bobcats are allowed to proliferate – bears […]

Maine Trappers Required to Use “Exclusion” Device to Avoid Lynx Capture

According to an article in the Press Herald, Maine trappers will now be required to use an exclusion device that is intended to prevent Canada lynx, a falsely declared “Endangered Species,” from entering a killer-type trap, along with other restrictions on non-lethal restraint devices. Last December, the department effectively shut down trapping for most above-ground […]

Wildlife groups sue to stop Maine’s trapping season to protect Canada lynx

Three nonprofit groups file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for allowing Maine to issue trapping permits. Source: Wildlife groups sue to stop Maine’s trapping season to protect Canada lynx – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram Share

California Bans Bobcat Trapping, Despite Evidence

Press Release from the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance: With a contentious 3-2 vote, the California Fish and Game Commission approved a statewide ban on trapping of bobcats. The Sportsmen’s Alliance and its Al Taucher Conservation Coalition partners favored following the science amassed by the state and federal governments. “Today’s narrow decision by the commission to ban […]

The Upside-Down World That We Live In

In another act of brilliance, a writer in the Bangor Daily News, still attempting to find a bear for a mate, made the following statement: Let’s not forget that the bears of our state –if they belong to anyone other than themselves – belong to all of us, and the way they are treated is […]

Testimony Given in Right to Hunt Constitutional Amendment

Senator Paul Davis, Representative Michael Shaw, distinguished members of the committee on Inland Fisheries and wildlife. Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to speak here today. My name is Brett Patten and I am here to testify in support of LD753, a proposal that would amend Maine’s Constitution to protect an individual’s right […]

At $300 Per Hour, New Hampshire Can Devise a Bobcat Lottery

The State of New Hampshire is considering the possibility of creating a lottery in which to administer a prescribed number of bobcat hunting and/or trapping permits. According to, the New Hampshire fish and game department calculates, “It would require about 54 staff hours or roughly $16,000, including all benefits to get the lottery and […]

USSA Foundation Joins Lynx Lawsuit to Protect Maine Trappers

Columbus, OH –( On Friday, April 3, 2015, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation and the Maine Trappers Association filed to intervene in a lawsuit in Maine brought by the animal rights group, Friends of Animals. The suit aims to strip the state of Maine of its Incidental Take Permit (ITP), which allows for a limited […]