August 15, 2020

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 the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office. It ended up tumbling down a window well and crashing into the carpeted basement of a house – which, to be fair, looked pretty cozy.<<<Read More>>>

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An Open Letter To President Donald Trump

*Editor’s Note* – The views expressed in the accompanied “Open Letter” may not totally express the opinions of this editor. Thank you.

Dear President Trump;
 
There are millions of us in this country who truly hope that you were sincere and honest about appointing a commission to investigate Hillary and Bill Clinton, and to hold them accountable for all the injustice they have inflicted upon this country.  Those two showed their true character and total selfishness when leaving the White House – illegally taking with them priceless National Heirlooms.  They truly considered themselves the “King & Queen of America” – free to live as they saw fit, outside of the laws which govern all the rest of the country’s citizens.
Whether you follow through with that campaign promise or not, there was one extreme criminal act of fraud and theft committed under the administration of William Jefferson Clinton that truly needs to be revisited.  That was the illegal introduction of a non-native wolf subspecies into the Northern U.S. Rockies during the early to mid-1990’s – and how those invasive predators were wrongfully allowed to destroy big game populations which took a hundred years to rebuild from the near extinction levels of the 1890’s and early 1900’s.  This criminal act was committed by none other than the United States Fish and Wildlife Service – an agency whose mandated mission is supposed to be the conservation of wildlife populations.
Since the early 1900’s, America’s sportsmen have fully funded the conservation efforts which brought huntable species back from that near total loss.  Through the years, the money that hunters and fishermen have spent to purchase hunting and fishing licenses has also funded the establishment and annual operations of State Game & Fish Departments.  All of this was accomplished without burdening the average taxpayer.  It was all financed by the very sportsmen who valued a bounty of game.  Those same hunters and fishermen also strongly supported imposing excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment to finance the improvement and expansion of healthy and suitable habitat for game and fish – under the Pittman-Robertson Act (1937) and the Dingell-Johnson Act (1950).
 
The dumping of North-Central Canadian wolves into the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem in 1995-1996 had absolutely nothing to do with restoring wolves to the region.  The native subspecies of wolf still existed in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming – and could be found in small isolated packs – supposedly protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.  Under pressure from radical environmental and animal rights groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service actually violated the Endangered Species Act when it covertly flew wolves in from Alberta, housed them inside of Yellowstone National Park, and unleashed those wolves into one of the richest wildlife regions of the United States.  
Those same wolves, and their offspring, quickly killed out the smaller endangered native wolf, and in short order began to negatively impact elk, moose, deer and other big game populations.  When game became harder for them to hunt, the larger and more aggressive Canadian wolves turned to feeding on cattle, horses and other livestock.   
Within 15 years, the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd had been drastically reduced from around 22,000 (in 1995) to around 6,000 by 2010.  Today, that herd is down to around 3,000 animals.  That loss is directly due to never ending predation by wolves, which quickly kill out the young of the year, eliminating any chance of the herd reversing the dramatic decline.  As the wolves proliferated and began to spread rapidly, that same level of wolf predation has destroyed elk herds up and down the Northern U.S. Rocky Mountains by 80-percent – destroying along with that loss of game the hunting opportunities for the very same sportsmen who have funded real wildlife conservation.
 
What makes this crime so much more severe, is the manner in which USFWS acquired the money for funding the project – which Congress had already denied.
 
The USFWS literally embezzled the money out of the Pittman-Robertson funds, which by law were to be used exclusively for the improvement of wildlife habitat.  The agency did a great job of hiding the theft of these sportsman provided dollars until Jim Beers, a former Chief of National Wildlife Refuge Operations, blew the whistle on the stolen funds. A Congressional Hearing was convened on that robbery, but the best they could narrow it down to was that between $60- and $70-million were misappropriated by the USFWS, under the leadership of, then, Director Jamie Rappaport Clark.
USFWS had authorized the illegal use of those funds to foot the bill for a number of projects, including the introduction of non-native wolves into the American West.  Other non-approved projects, or whims, were the building of a new Regional USFWS Office in California, new vehicles for the USFWS, bonuses of up to $30,000 (including for Director Clark herself), moving expenses for USFWS employees, the purchase of “National Refuge” land for the building of a prison, and a slush fund for upper USFWS management. 
 
So, who was held accountable?  No One!
 
Today, Jamie Rappaport Clark is serving as the CEO of the animal rights group known as Defenders of Wildlife, knocking down some $300,000 a year.  Defenders of Wildlife is one of the radical environmental groups which have used the Equal Access to Justice Act to keep its coffers filled.  Collectively, this “Non-Profit Organization”, and dozens of other phony “Wildlife & Environmental” groups have milked the wolf cash cow for several billion taxpayer dollars over the past twenty years.
Another criminal in all of this would be the Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery Project coordinator, Ed Bangs.  The USFWS did its best to keep “facts and figures” hidden.  There really is no way to put a figure on just how many stolen sportsman dollars were spent to illegally bring those wolves across the International Boundary between Canada and the United States.  According to the USFWS’s own extremely strict regulations, Form No. 3-177 must be submitted in order to bring any live wildlife or fish species into this country.  That form identifies the exact subspecies being imported…the exact number being brought across the border…and the exact cost of the shipment.  Those are all “exact” things that USFWS apparently did not want the American public to know.  Bangs failed to ever file that “mandatory” form.  Other than Ed Bangs himself, no one likely knows the exact cost of paying Alberta trappers to live trap those wolves…or exactly how many shipments were actually made…or the exact number of Canadian wolves that were literally dumped into Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.
 
Further tainting those transplants has been speculation that many of the so-called “wolves” that project leader Bangs did bring into the U.S. were actually wolf-sled dog hybrid crosses.  Bangs has been quoted saying, “If it looks like a wolf…and can live in the wild…and reproduce…then I consider it a wolf.”  That’s just another violation of the Endangered Species Act.
Please keep in mind, all of this began under the Bill Clinton administration.  Along the way there have been many accusations of U.S. Senators and Representatives being paid off…of Federal Judges accepting under the table money…or Governors receiving incentive to “Look The Other Way”.  Both Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game have long allowed the destruction of big game populations to continue far too long…not to have had some of those millions of dirty dollar thrown their way.  Who knows, Bill Clinton himself might have pocketed a few million dollars.
 
The Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery Project has been the dirtiest and darkest chapter in wildlife conservation in this country.  Under the Obama administration very little was done to clean up this mess, or to hold guilty individuals and the less than genuine organizations responsible.  But, that’s understandable.  All of this has nothing to do with “wolf conservation” … but rather everything to do about the United Nations’ goal of pushing people off the land and into the cities – Agenda 21. 
You know as well as I do, that Obama’s run for the presidency was totally orchestrated and largely paid for by George Soros, and his billionaire friends.  Soros and others within the crowd he tends to associate with are the largest supporters of the United Nations – and its futuristic goals of drastically reducing the human population of Planet Earth…centralizing human settlements…and returning a vast majority of this planet to wilderness areas where predators rule and keep wildlife populations in check.
 
Obama has been a part of that same idiotic ideology, explaining his real reason for pushing so hard for gun control, and supporting the U.N. Small Arms Treaty.  As long as we have the right to “Keep and Bear Arms” in this country, the U.N.’s pipe dream is just that.
 
Mr. President, if you honestly want to go down in the history of this country as being one of the “Greatest Presidents” of the United States, begin by fully investigating the corruption, lies, deceit, collusion and theft surrounding the forced Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery Project, and similar wolf projects in the Northern Midwest…in the Southwest…and along the Eastern Seaboard.  Hold those responsible fully accountable, and return the feeling to Americans that we do indeed live in “The Land of The Free”. 
 
Ryan Zinke is the right man for Secretary of the Interior … and Jim Beers, the 32 year veteran of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who blew the whistle on the theft of Pittman-Robertson Funds for financing the destructive wolf projects, is the man to clean up that filthy federal agency.
 
Respectfully Yours,
Toby Bridges,
Lobo Watch 2
Missoula, Montana
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Expanded US habitat protection ordered for rare lynx

*Editor’s Note* – Here is a prime example of what is wrong with everything involved in government. This includes the Court System. Nobody knows what the Canada lynx population is…anywhere. Nobody knows what the lynx population used to be or ever was. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, kow-towing to their Environmentalists buddies, list the species as needing protecting, and along with it designating “critical habitat.” In Maine, this designation is beginning to upset the entire managed wildlife structure.

In addition, the judge, who shouldn’t be ruling on such matters, according to this report, ordered the USFWS to designate MORE critical habitat because they didn’t do it five years ago. Make a lot of sense?

For those interested, a copy of the Court’s decision can be found here.

SALMON, Idaho — A federal judge ordered U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday to enlarge habitat protections in Idaho, Montana and Colorado for the Canada lynx, a rare wild cat that roams the Rockies and mountain forests of several other states.

Chief U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in Missoula, Montana, ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service erred in 2014 when it revised its critical habitat designations for the lynx with little or no expansion beyond the original plan issued five years earlier.

The Canada lynx, whose large paws make it well adapted to hunting in deep, mountain snows, was listed in 2000 as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

The lynx is not considered imperiled in Alaska or Canada, where it ranges widely in forest areas, but its population in the Lower 48 states is believed to be small, though actual numbers are unknown, according to government scientists. (emboldening added)<<<Read More>>>

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Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our March 11, 2016, proposed rule to revise the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, under the authority of the Endangered Species Act, by removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis). In our proposed rule, we emphasized that the governments of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho needed to promulgate regulations managing human-caused mortality of grizzly bears before we would proceed with a final rule. Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho recently finalized such mechanisms. We are also announcing the receipt of five independent peer reviews of the proposed rule. We are reopening the comment period for the proposed rule to allow all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule in light of these documents. If you submitted comments previously, you do not need to resubmit them because we have already incorporated them into the public record and will fully consider them in preparing the final rule.<<<Read More>>>

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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 in Arizona and New Mexico, state agencies there are trying to force the Federal Government to devise an up-to-date environmental impact plan for increased introduction of Mexican wolves, where the environmentalists are protesting the move by the states to do this. And yet, here in Idaho, the environmentalists are demanding the same creation of a new environmental impact plan from the Federal Government, so wolves can’t be killed.

You can’t make this stuff up! It’s always a baffling of the mind when dealing with insanity.

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Evidently Global Warming is Causing More Moose in Connecticut

…Or something.

Ridgefield, Connecticut, where I have heard that at Trick or Treat time, butlers, dressed in black tie and tails, answer the door presenting the greedy little monsters with one-pound Hershey bars on a silver platter, is considering difficulties in what to do with a growing moose population.

Oh, the confusion!

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive…or maybe it’s partly due to the lack of an honest education and the failure to gain truthful understanding. But, that doesn’t sell copies much.

The Ridgefield Press runs a story that first claims that in history regarding the moose, “the natives killed only what they absolutely needed.” Such conservationist purists those Native Americans were…in our garbage-filled minds. Were these the same conservationist purists natives that ran buffalo over cliffs just for the fun of it? No, I guess there were no buffalo in Connecticut back when, in our ignorant eyes, everything was perfect, meticulously cared for, i.e. the ultimate in “sustainability.” The natives must have called it Agenda 17?

I don’t want to miss the bigger false picture here. Moose are commonly found today in places like Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Idaho, and yes, I’m sure I’ve offended somebody because I didn’t mention their state. In all of those states, we are told that moose are dying due to global warming climate change.

Today, we learned that the Constitution State – Connecticut – has a moose herd numbering 120 and growing. Some of those moose have wandered into the town of Ridgefield.

The article seems to attribute the regrowth of moose in Connecticut to an end of farming and logging. That there are now dense forests in parts of Connecticut, seems to be the reason given that moose are returning – no thought about the actual habitat and whether it is conducive to growing moose. Nope, if there are trees all animals will live and thrive. It’s in a book somewhere.

In just about every state that has moose in them – these are all northern states -, officials say that moose are on the very southern fringe of their range and that because of global warming (they like to hide behind the term climate change now) the moose are dying out and/or moving north to colder climes. In addition, some of these same northern states, in order to take full advantage of free money (wink, wink). research is being conducted on the moose and how winter ticks contribute to their demise. Of course, an upsurge in winter ticks is caused by…you guessed it, global warming climate change.

I suppose that biologists steer clear of any consideration of loss of moose due to predators, because there’s no money in it and they have yet to make a global warming climate change connection between predators and the killing of moose. It will come though. It’s only a matter of time.

Global warming Climate change, we are told, is killing our moose, partly because, we are told, the moose in the Lower 48 are at their southern fringe of existence. The same biologists tell us that the whitetail deer in places like Maine, are at their northern fringe of suitable habitat. Water in a river can’t run in both directions, no more that global warming climate change can be responsible for killing moose, while at the same time not causing the deer herd to thrive. It’s only common sense.

Moose in Connecticut, according to the experts, are far south of their “southern fringe.” According to information in this article, environmentalists drove out all the farmers and put an end to logging, and the result is more moose – apparently with no consideration for global warming climate change.

Now just how can that be?

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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. But Losinski said that’s one of the risks of hunting with hounds in an area that’s populated with at least one wolf pack, as well as black and grizzly bears.

“Wolves consider any other canines as rival wolves, and in their world, it’s kill or be killed,” Losinski said.

Source: Six dogs killed by wolves in east Idaho | News | idahostatejournal.com

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New Mexico Plans Lawsuit to Stop USFWS From Releasing More Mongrel Dogs

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

Last October I shared with readers that the State of New Mexico was going to fight the Federal Government – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service(USFWS) – if the USFWS made plans to introduce more federally protected Mexican gray wolves in that state.

Because of the very clear and precise history of the USFWS, to do just as they please, regardless of what anybody, state or individual, thinks, it’s a no-brainer to understand what the Feds will do and what that outcome will be. In October, I wrote: “No, there shouldn’t be any questions about what the Feds are going to do in New Mexico or anywhere else they decide to force people to live with wolves. If it destroys the American Heritage, including the freedom to pursue life, liberty and happiness, these fascists have and will continue to carry on with business as usual.”

Today we learn that the State of New Mexico plans to file a lawsuit to stop the USFWS from dropping more mongrel dogs onto lands within that state. New Mexico officials say that the Fed’s plans are “unpermitted and illegal,” claiming the USFWS needs permission from New Mexico to release its GI Wolves.

The USFWS says it doesn’t need any permission and it is not illegal to do what they are doing. Let it be known, again, that the Feds will do as they damned well please, because they always have and they know that the Courts are on their side, while the environmental subsidiaries of the U.S. Government will do their bidding for them.

Consider Idaho as an example. The State of Idaho crafted a wolf management plan and expressly wrote into that plan that the Fish and Game Department could not vary from that plan without approval by the state’s legislators. No official permit or permission was ever granted to the Feds for wolf introduction and the Fish and Game changed the wolf management plan to fit the desires of the USFWS – without approval by the legislature. Why does New Mexico think the USFWS gives a rat’s petooty whether the state approves of their actions or not? They will do as they please! And the Courts are all in on wolf introduction.

But has anybody even considered questioning whether New Mexico is actually interested in stopping the Feds from introducing more mongrel mutts? I doubt it. I am of the opinion that New Mexico knows they can’t win such a proposed lawsuit and are only doing it to placate a few. Otherwise, you would think the smart lawyers for the State of New Mexico would use the weapons of the USFWS and the Environmentalists against them and file a suit challenging their claimed science, against the Endangered Species Act, rather than whether of not the USFWS needs permission from the state to release more wolves.

Everyone knows, but few will willingly admit, that these fake Mexican Wolves are mongrel, captive-bred, hybridized canines. The USFWS, in their exclamation that they are required by law to “recover” the Mexican wolf, state that the introduction of even more mongrel dogs is necessary to “improve the genetic diversity and reduce the kinship of the Mexican wolves in the wild to achieve recovery.”

It would seem to me that New Mexico, if they were sincerely interested in stopping the release of more dogs, would approach this from the position of whether or not these released wolves are, in fact wolves, and whether or not they meet the requirements of the Endangered Species Act as a “Distinct Population Segment” of a threatened wolf species.

How does the USFWS intend to “improve the genetic diversity” if all they have is genetically inferior DNA to mix with already genetically inferior fake, wild dogs? The USFWS will have to implement a continual process of captive breeding more mutts to dump in the woods because the inferior genetics is partly to blame for the failure of the species to grow on its own.

BUT DON’T GO LOOK!

New Mexico has a zero percent chance of stopping the Feds with the approach they are using, which makes me believe they don’t really intend to.

But what do I know?

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Peasant Brooders Available From Gamebird Foundation

Hi All.
The Gamebird Foundation has a couple of Brooders for raising baby pheasant chicks.  One is a 6 foot brooder with an 8 foot enclosed run.
The other is a 8 foot brooder with an 8 foot enclosed run.  Both have either electric heat or we have propane heaters and tanks.  They also come with automatic waters so you only fill every couple days.  The 6 foot will handle 100 baby chicks and the 8 foot will handle 150 baby chicks.  The Gamebird foundation will lone the brooder and we will furnish you with baby pheasant chicks.  We have starter feed for the chicks.  We pay $20.00 a bag. It takes 5 bags to get the birds to 4 weeks old.  If you need help with the cost of the feed the Gamebird Foundation can help.  We will give you all the help with what knowledge we have to get you started.  We have some large soft release pens that you can put them in after 4 weeks to keep till they are another 2 to 4 weeks old.  You can contact me at 208-883-3423, or email me at jhag1@frontier.com.
The Gamebird foundation needs a feed grinder.  We are a 501©3 Corp.  If you have or know of some one that has one we could give a tax right of for it.  If you want to donate some cash for feed we can give a tax right off for your donation.  It looks like this year we will raise and release about 6000 birds.  Some of the birds you are seeing now are birds that have been raised and released.  If you notice the roosters are much darker.  The birds we release are what are called the Kansas Hybrid.  The ring around their neck is wider than the roosters of old.  Baby chicks started coming from the incubators this week.  We will wait a couple more weeks here in the Palouse.  Down in the valley you can start any time.
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Cute, Cuddly Little Puppy

Reports are this wolf was trapped in Idaho.

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