March 24, 2023

Maine Moose History and Shucking Bears

A couple of issues jumped out at me that I found reading two articles published in Maine newspapers recently. The first had to do with an article in the Bangor Daily News about the history of Maine’s moose and their moose hunt.

The article presents a timeline of events that began with how unregulated moose killing led to the end of all moose hunting, ending with the present day limited moose hunt lottery. The article, as written, states: 1980: Changes in forest practices, including clear-cutting, have provided moose with more habitat and food sources, and the herd shows signs of consistent growth.”

This is actually a partially inaccurate statement. Yes, there were changes in forest practices that have been ongoing, but everyone knows that it was the event of the outbreak of the spruce budworm and the resulting clear-cutting in efforts to salvage as much timber as possible that provided millions of acres of prime moose habitat. There was so much habitat as a result that Maine grew an artificially high population of moose. (Note: This same event and resulting clear-cuts, also provided false growths in rabbits, the prime food source for Canada lynx. And yes, the clear-cuts caused a false growth in Canada lynx and as these clear-cuts change, we are still attempting to artificially grow the number of Canada lynx.)

Two things have been happening since. First, because of man’s greed and ignorance, we attempted, and still are, to sustain a moose population approaching 100,000 animals. Mother Nature responded by knocking that population down with winter ticks providing an unnecessary and tormenting way to die for moose – wasted meat that would have provided some Maine families with nutritious food. Second, it’s been nearly 50 years since the spruce budworm and much of that prime habitat has changed.

In short, Maine’s generous uptick in moose numbers was an accident and not simply due to man’s efforts at management.

The second issue I found was in George Smith’s article about not needing to be scared of bears. George tells stories of some of his and his families’ dealings with black bears, and in one case of how he gathered up the family to run down to the shore of the lake to be there when a mother bear and two of her cubs came swimming across the lake.

George’s stories are presented as cute, fun, exciting, and never a serious word of caution. All the stories and accounts the author tells are probably true, but, what of that one time when a person, or family, due to “cute, fun, and exciting,” find themselves in a position where the mother bear will do whatever it feels is necessary to protect her cubs? Then what? Oh, yeah, yell.

Even domestic animals can be unpredictable but this is seldom, if ever, taught to our children. The family dog or the neighbor’s cat are always seen by people, children in particular because of how they are taught, as always approachable, never looking for signs that might indicate to stay away or having been taught that because they are animals they are unpredictable.

This incorrect teaching and attitude that animals are nothing but cute, fun, and exciting, it what causes those “rare” occasions when animal attacks person.

Perhaps instead of saying that there is no need to be scared of bears, we should be a bit more honest with ourselves and those around us and say that we don’t need to be scared but because it is an animal, and a potentially vicious predator, we need to be respectfully cautious, assuming that we might be treading where the bear, or other animal, may not want us to be.

Maybe then, those “rare” instances will become even rarer.


Guns and Past vs. Present Americans

What’s the difference between yesteryear and today? The logic of the argument for those calling for stricter gun control laws, in the wake of recent school shootings, is that something has happened to guns. Guns have behaved more poorly and become evil. Guns themselves are the problem. The job for those of us who are 65 or older is to relay the fact that guns were more available and less controlled in years past, when there was far less mayhem. Something else is the problem.

Guns haven’t changed. People have changed. Behavior that is accepted from today’s young people was not accepted yesteryear.<<<Read More>>>


Precious Doggie

YO! Want a Treat?

By James Beers

Fortunately for me as a Minnesotan, our wolves NEVER behave like this (see the link below) unless they are found by government veterinarians to have a “deformed” brain; in which case we assume it must be a stray Wisconsin or Canadian wolf which, like all those “red”, Mexican and transplanted Canadian wolves spreading all over the West, are known to have such dangerous and deadly tendencies.  This is the reason that Mom’s in Minnesota can tell their little munchkins all that cutesy (they’ll NEVER hurt you dear as long as you don’t run or look them in the eyes or try to outrun them on a bicycle…) dangerous nonsense (in addition to other anti-fairy tales).

I say anti-fairy tales because those ancient and tested children’s stories about RED Riding Hood et al were meant to make children cautious in a dangerous world, while the modern “Anti-fairy Tale” is spun for the exact opposite reason to make children behave badly near deadly animals as a “necessary” cost of justifying and entrenching the unjustifiable and forced imposition of wolves by the federal government in the Lower 48 states!

So the answer for all of you perplexed by wolves is to move to Minnesota where the wolves are friendly “and all the children are above average” (except in certain school districts).  The only word of caution I might suggest is that “our”(?) Governor has proclaimed that if you don’t like his never-ending transplants of refugees from dangerous parts of the world, you should move to another state.

So be warned about the Governor and adopt a Minnesota wolf (at a website I am thinking of starting)!

Jim Beers

24 October 2017

PS To any reader with their underwear in a wad from  reading this; please recognize it as a humble attempt at biting sarcasm and save your time writing me a diatribe.  Thanks

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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC.  He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.  He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC.  He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority.  He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.

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Hatred Toward Man and The Perverted Obsession With Animals

Maybe there’s too many people in the world. I have always been told that if you have too much of something, you become programmed not to place as high a value on it. Could be. Maybe it’s just anger. Most people get angry when they have been taken advantage of, used, abused and put away wet, until the next time your tax dollars are needed. Or, it could be that this country, the U.S. of A., that is the people who live here, are a reflection of the leadership in Washington, or the lack thereof. Washington is corrupt, full of hate, perversion, masters of deception and liars. And we wonder why the people are following suit.

I’ve spent a great deal of my life being in some kind of leadership role. I was captain of the football and ski teams in High School, coached several sports at different age levels and owned and operated my own businesses with employees to direct and take care of. I learned a long time ago that when you have others under you, that look to you for guidance, those people become a reflection of their leadership. In short, if you look to man for the answers, instead of the our Creator, the best you can ever do is to be like man.

Whatever the reasons, it is obvious that what is being lost in this country, is the value of the life of a man or a woman. All the reasons I’ve given above are only symptoms of the real problem. The real problem is that there is no focus on God. Where there is no leadership the people will perish. Where there is wrong leadership, the people will blindly follow. Where the moral fiber of a society has deteriorated to a point where it has lost a respect and value for God’s creation of man, often placing more value on other creations without even a recognition of the Creator, more than likely something will happen beyond our means to change that.

I saw and read things today that set me to thinking. They also disturbed me to see it. But more importantly very few others can see or recognize what’s really happening. What they see is but a programmed response, usually in the form of some kind of binary thought process of Right and Left, republican or democrat, liberal and conservative – a false paradigm of destruction.

I was watching Fox and Whiners this morning as the fake media controlled puppets spouted off about issues. A particular issue was about the supposed rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland school, by two illegal immigrants, ages of 18 and 17. I have to be honest that when I watch any “news” I pay little attention to the “message” that is trying to be delivered to and by the automatons and focus on finding bits of truths, which is the only way of figuring out what’s really going on.

Before me flashed an interview of a woman. It matters not who she is or represents. It’s about what she said. I can only paraphrase because I can’t find the interview, but I’m quite accurate in telling of her comments. Without making comment on the 14-year-old rape victim, her focus was not really on the two alleged rapists either, but on the issue of immigration. She said that it didn’t matter that the two rapists were illegal immigrants. That had nothing to do with the act. She pointed out that there are bad people everywhere and this was but another example of the display of bad people’s behavior.

It was clear to me that her objective was to allow anyone to enter this country regardless of their criminal background, and that the raping of one 14-year-old girl was just a part of going about her business for her personal ideology. One has to wonder if she would feel the same if she or her daughter were raped by illegal immigrants.

On a completely different subject matter, but with the same focus, I read an editorial in a Wisconsin online newspaper from a person who was trying to protect wolves. As a bit of background, Wisconsin and other Great Lakes area states, have been trying to battle the Courts to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act protection in order that the state can have more direct control of management of the animal. As the Courts have had the upper hand in wolf matters for over 2 decades, the people have had to resort to getting Congress to pass legislation that, not only removes the Federal protections, but prohibits any challenges in court to the legislative rules.

The editorial writer said that the majority of all wolves were good wolves and the few bad ones, are bad because man caused them to be bad. The writer directly addressed attacks on people by wolves and bears, essentially saying that the loss of the life of a man or his property was just something that we were going to have to put up with because it was unethical to kill animals.

What’s missing from both stories is the lack of any compassion for man. What have we become? The great American Society has become one of hate and anger directed at anyone with a different political perspective. We talk of actual killing another because they are different. Think about that. It is the nature of man to have independent thoughts. Who am I to sit in judgement of one’s thoughts? What we think are independent thoughts are nothing more than the reverberations of the automatic echo chambers of hate. It’s not pretty.

People say we are a Godly nation. We may be a gODLY nation but we are certainly not a nation whose focus is on God (Yehwah) our Creator, the only and Almighty God of the Universe. Americans, and especially the leaders of this country are lying fakes who verbalize their relationship with God while stabbing their fellow man in the back for personal gain and achievement.

This nation is in trouble. The world is in trouble. It appears that the deeper in it we get, the more the people have been programmed to turn to man for the answers. I have to tell you, man does not have any answers.



Hillary Propaganda

The video says she suffers from just about every psychotic disease and behavior disorder. They didn’t mention Satanic possession.


Gasp! Bears are Very Dangerous?

“These are very dangerous bears,”

But bears are shy, cute, cuddly. How can any wildlife official claim bears to be “very dangerous?”<<<Read More>>>


The Trophic Cascade by Wolves Isn’t What It Was Cracked Up to Be

Below is a “teaser” from an article about whether of not the notion that the presence of wolves in Yellowstone actually resulted in a “trophic cascade” that caused elk to run and hide (and not be killed by wolves…snicker) and vegetation to regrow in places that would benefit other species.

It’s a good read and an interesting one. I marvel at how some of these fools whose actions on wolves caused massive damage to people, the landscape and prey species, innocently go about their work as though no foul no harm.

From the article:

“It’s well-supported in the literature that animals that are near death by starvation basically ignore predation completely,” Kauffman explained. “If you are in really poor condition it’s worth the risk to feed in a risky place because you have to feed or you will die.”

All of this, Kauffman said, points to the fact that wolves don’t influence elk behavior enough to spur aspen recruitment in risky areas. He sums it up this way “Elk certainly respond behaviorally to the predation risk posed by wolves, but those small alterations to feeding and moving across the landscape don’t seem to add up to long-term benefits for aspen, even in the riskiest areas.”<<<Read More>>>


Moose Are Afraid of Wolves They Haven’t Seen in Nearly 100 Years

How can people actually learn what animal habits are when the information they get is confusing, contradictory, biased, and/or just plain wrong? The media, being the lazy copy and paste outlets that they are (I wonder if Fascist Feinstein defines a journalist as a copy-and-paster?), just repeat what they hear or better yet embellish information, sometimes creating it themselves, in order to sell copies.

So, here we go again. Wolves are misunderstood, black bears run away from humans because they are scared of them, and moose attack people. Is this good information?

The latest comes off the OutdoorWire, about moose in Colorado attacking people. Outdoorwire and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife are saying, in their headlines, “Dogs and moose do not play well together.”

It seems there have been a few moose/human encounters, especially in the parks, and domestic dogs are involved. Colorado officials are telling people that, “moose can be aggressive when dogs and humans get too close.” Isn’t this true of all wild animals? However, we are told bears will run away and wolves are misunderstood.

But I do have a question concerning information provided readers in the press release put out by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). They said:

Moose in Colorado have very few natural predators and they are not generally frightened by humans. However, state wildlife officials caution that the large ungulates see dogs as a threat due to their similarities with wolves, their primary predator.

Really? Aren’t wolves misunderstood? Sorry, I had to add that. According to information available on the CPW website, there are estimated to be 2,000 moose now in Colorado. In addition, moose, “were introduced to North Park from Utah and Wyoming in 1978 and 1979.” So, that establishes the moose herd which reports say is growing very well in size.

But, there are no “known” wolves in Colorado. I do understand that certain instincts get passed along in wild animals, but 33 or 34 years of living in the parks in Colorado and moose still associate dogs with wolves? Really? But, wait. That’s not all. Moose were transplanted into Colorado from Utah and Wyoming in 1978 and 1979. According to the “experts” there were no wolves in Utah or Wyoming, “since hunters extirpated them” back in the 1920s and 1930. So, it’s really been almost a century since moose have had any encounters with wolves, according to expert information. So are we really to expect that moose in the parks of Colorado think people’s pet dogs remind the moose of wolves?

I’m selling a bridge in New York too!

Maybe the CPW can’t get tourists to understand that bringing their pet doggies to a wildlife setting in the woods is not a good thing and they are trying the “dogs and moose do not play well together” tactic.

What is confusing though is whether humans are supposed to believe everything they are told about wild animal behavior, or are animals supposed to be doing what the “authorities” say they are supposed to do?

I think the animals might get it. I’m not so sure about the humans.


Who’s Behavior is Unacceptable and Shameful?

I find, even if only in one small account of everything spinning out of control in Washington and in particular within the Obama White House, that the comments made by Attorney General Holder to be a small sampling of an arrogant member of this administration believing himself to be above the law and can exempt himself, as does the President, from taking any responsibility for his own department.

But don’t be mistaken. These dog and pony shows, called “hearings”, are designed and run mostly for the purpose of a member of Congress to showcase himself and doing all that he can to discredit the witness in this case (opposing party members). Cabinet members and other non elected officials should know and understand this kind of theater and professionally conduct themselves accordingly or face the consequences that AG Holder is going to face by his childish attempt at chastising Rep. Issa for his behavior. Consider the fallout Hillary Clinton has taken for her outburst asking “what difference does it make now” in reference to who was responsible for allowing Americans to die.


Maine’s Wolf Lover DeJoy and His Claptrap About Coyotes

Daryl DeJoy is executive director of the Wildlife Alliance of Maine. In an OPINION piece published in the Bangor Daily News, Dejoy starts at the very beginning and until the very end, fills his piece with claptrap about coyotes. It’s either his opinion or information from agenda-driven environmental groups who have paid for results from fraudulent studies about coyote behavior. Nothing DeJoy writes can be substantiated and I will not waste my time refuting all of his claims, they are so ridiculous.

It is only noteworthy to point out that this is simply an opinion piece and nothing more.