July 23, 2016

Fed Investigates Self, Nothing New in Mexican Wolf Lie

It’s a continuing amazement that the Fed’s investigate themselves and come to conclusions that absolutely do not matter when all the damage has been done and any rulings are worthless and meaningless. I suppose now some will do the happy dance and declare a victory. “The investigation by the Department of Interior Office of the […]

Intestinal parasites of wolves in northern and western Canada

ABSTRACT Gray wolves (Canis lupus L., 1758) are mobile opportunistic predators that can be infected by a wide range of parasites, with many acquired via predator-prey relationships. Historically, many of these parasites were identified only to genus or family, but genetic tools now enable identification of parasite fauna to species and beyond. We examined 191 […]

Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement To Address the Presence of Wolves at Isle Royale National Park

*Editor’s Note* – I brought to readers’ attention yesterday that environmentalists have petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Endangered Species Act protection for moose in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. The regions of Michigan included in the petition involves Isle Royale. Does it make sense or is it irresponsible to introduced and […]

INSANITY: Contrasting Principles of Wolf Management

Check out this statement from the Idaho Statesman: “They’re asking a federal judge to force the agency to prepare an environmental impact statement, a lengthy process, and issue a temporary restraining order preventing the agency from killing wolves in Idaho until the updated analysis complying with federal environmental law is complete.” Odd and ironic, that […]

Sensible Statement About Predators

“The issue is not wolves, it’s the combination of wolves, grizzly bears, black bears and cougars,” Bob Jamieson, a systems ecologist and environmental consultant, told the paper. “The prey species can’t handle the combined impact of those four animals,” he said. “A lot of people [blame] habitat problems because they don’t want [to] wrap their head […]

Lupus Mathematica

Observe! What you see is nothing but a plain, ordinary, black, top hat. Look inside! Nothing in it. I’m going to wave my magical wand and a wolf puppy will pop out of my hat. Or some such nonsense. Here’s an example of voodoo Lupus Mathematica when it comes to an all out effort to […]

Bread and Circuses

*Editor’s Note* – This article first appeared in the Bethel Citizen: Bread and Circuses It was the Roman writer Marcus Tullius Cicero who wrote, after the fall of the Roman Republic, that: “The evil was not in bread and circuses, per se, but in the willingness of the people to sell their rights as free […]

Six dogs killed by wolves in east Idaho

There is no open wolf season right now in Unit 62, but the hunters would have been in their legal right to shoot the wolves if they had seen them harm their hounds. It is rare for multiple dogs to be killed by wolves in such a short amount of time in the same area. […]

Susie’s Not Quite What She Used to Be

While hanging out with a few wolves, Susie learned the hard way about democracy.

Identifying “Wolves”: It Doesn’t Get Any More Daffy Than This

Below is a copy of a press release sent out by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that contains the most asinine statement I think I have read in a long, long time. “Hunters” shot and killed two wild dogs in Iowa. After DNA testing, “no charges will be filed in either case.” Retired wildlife […]