November 29, 2021

It’s a Damn Bear People, Just a Damn Bear

Here’s another example of the depth of perversion programmed into the dead brains of people who consider the life of a bear over that of a human.

At Incline Village, Nevada, near Lake Tahoe, officials had already captured a bear earlier this year and released it back to the woods, but it returned and had tried several times to get into the car of one woman living in the village. The bear finally became successful, doing serious damage to the interior of the car.

Officials set a trap and ended up killing the bear stating that, “it posed a threat to public safety.”

The day the trap was set, the Evans family began receiving death threats and so filed a report with the Sheriff’s office.

A mentally ill person with the “Bear League”, a group of self-appointed Marxists who place animal life above that of humans, said that emotions would run high as long as bears were being killed but offered no actual sympathy or concern over the safety and well being of the Evans family.



Nevada’s Elk Country, Hunting Heritage Gets Boost from RMEF Grants

MISSOULA, Mont.–Prescribed burning and other methods to improve elk forage, as well as the installation of wildlife-friendly fencing are among the conservation and hunting heritage projects funded by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Nevada.

RMEF grants for 2013 total $41,500 and directly affect eight counties: Douglas, Elko, Humboldt, Lyon, Nye, Storey, Washoe and White Pine. They also benefit Carson City.

“We have a long history of commitment to the wildlife and people of Nevada,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “These latest projects will improve habitat and corridor passage which is good news for migrating elk.”

Since 1985, RMEF and its partners completed 197 different conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Nevada with a combined value of more than $15.4 million.

“It’s also important to recognize the work by our local volunteers who raised these funds at banquets and membership drives. Because of their dedication that money goes back on the ground in Nevada,” said Allen.

Allen also thanked RMEF chapters and volunteers nationwide for their dedication to conservation all across elk country.

RMEF grants will help fund the following 2013 projects, listed by county and city:

Carson City—Provide sponsorship for the fourth annual Tom Brooks Memorial Youth Fishing Day—a free event that teaches boys and girls about fishing and includes a SAFE (Shooting Access for Everyone) Challenge inflatable target range manned by RMEF volunteers (also affects Douglas, Lyon, Storey and Washoe counties); and host a SAFE Challenge event at the Western Nevada Calf Camp for 50 youth manned by RMEF volunteers.

Elko County—Remove and replace 2.5 miles of an old woven sheep fence on private land with a wildlife-friendly 3-strand fence to reduce the hazard to the 370 elk that summer on Ninemile Mountain and the Knoll Creek Mountain Range.

Humboldt County—Provide funding for improvements to the Humboldt County Shooting Park Firearms Range used by 350+ new hunter education graduates and hundreds of other hunters and sport shooters of all ages each year.

Nye County—Burn 870 acres followed by aerial seeding within a 18,000-acre project area on Bureau of Land Management lands to reduce pinyon-juniper encroachment and increase the growth of grasses, forbs and shrubs for Butler Basin elk as well as to reduce the risk of future catastrophic wildfire; and provide funding and volunteer manpower to install a guzzler comprised of two 1,800 gallon wildlife drink tanks.

Washoe County—Provide sponsorship of the three-day Maison T. Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp dedicated to teaching youth outdoor skills including safety, hunter education, shooting, archery, map reading, fishing, basic survival, first aid, laser safe shot and fly tying skills.

White Pine County—Maintain mountain brush and sagebrush habitat on 150 acres within the southern portion of the White Pine Range or on Ward Mountain in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest by removing encroaching pinyon and juniper trees to enhance habitat for elk, mule deer, sage grouse and other species.

Conservation projects are selected for grants using science-based criteria and a committee of RMEF volunteers and staff along with representatives from partnering agencies and universities. RMEF volunteers and staff select hunting heritage projects to receive funding.

Partners for 2013 projects in Nevada include the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest and various sportsmen, wildlife and civic organizations.


RMEF Conserves Vital Elk Habitat in Nevada

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with a conservation-minded landowner and the Southern Nevada Water Authority to permanently protect 1,480 acres of key elk habitat in eastern Nevada. The completed conservation easement was recently transferred to the RMEF.

“This is exciting for elk country in Nevada because it marks our second conservation easement in the state,” said Blake Henning, RMEF vice president of Lands and Conservation. “We especially appreciate families like the McBeaths who have the foresight and passion for elk and other wildlife to conserve vital habitat like Cave Valley.”

“As a third generation Nevadan who grew up hunting and fishing in this area, I take great pride in being able to help conserve critical land and wildlife habitat in Cave Valley for future generations,” said landowner Bill McBeath.

The property is located south and east of Great Basin National Park, approximately 90 minutes south of Ely, in a remote area near the Nevada-Utah border. It holds a growing population of some 300 elk, 100 antelope, 75 mule deer, other wildlife, sage grouse and bird species. It is also highly valued by sportsmen.

“The watershed is unique and has special value to wildlife because of surface water that rises from a cave near the ranch headquarters and flows down the valley,” added Henning. “The springs and seeps are critical to wildlife in such an arid, high desert environment.”

The conservation easement permanently protects the habitat by prohibiting subdivision. It allows traditional agricultural and ranching activities on the property that is within and adjacent to the newly established Mt. Grafton Wilderness.

Since 1988, RMEF completed nearly 200 projects that protected or enhanced more than 277,000 acres of Nevada habitat including the funding of a conservation outreach project on the property in 2008 to restore degraded winter range for elk and other wildlife. RMEF secured its first conservation easement in Nevada in September 2012 near Wells in the northeast part of the state.