Game Management Archive

Moving Farther Away From Wildlife Management to Benefit Species

The Outdoor Wire has an article written by Bill Karr about efforts and legislation in California that continues to destroy proven science and hunting as an integral part of species management. This particular article deals with mountain lions but the proposed policy can be and is being used nationwide in places to accomplish the same

Animals and People Are Getting Fatter

I would guess that a certain percentage of fat people are fat because they are poor eaters, lazy and probably lack any actual willpower to do much of anything about maintaining some sense of good eating habits, blah, blah, blah. As much as all of us try to blame social decay for being fat, how

Problems With Ticks or At Least Those Who Study Them

Why should anybody take seriously information put out in a newspaper that publishes ignorant comments made by so-called researchers. When such comments are made, any sane person would therefore question all aspects of what was written. I guess there remains few sane people in the world any more. The Kennebec Journal, in Maine, published a

RMEF Donation to Assist Montana Wolf Management

MISSOULA, Mont.–Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) accepted a $25,000 donation from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation this week to assist with its state wolf management efforts. The focus of the funding is to expand FWP’s wolf collaring program in areas where the impact on elk, deer and other ungulates is particularly severe. Placing more

In Maine It’s That Time When Coyotes Devour Deer Fawns

The below caption and photograph was sent to me via email. This occurred in “Downeast” Maine recently. The person who sent this to me is very trustworthy and I assume the photo and story to be authentic. This is about the time that whitetail deer in Maine have their fawns. The coyotes and bears have

HSUS Wouldn’t Know Inhumane if it Bit Them in the Face

Katie Hansberry, Maine state director of The Humane Society of the United States, penned an opinion piece found in The Sun Journal about Maine’s bear management tools and tactics and proves she knows nothing about inhumane treatment of animals or human beings for that matter; certainly nothing about wildlife management. I will agree with her

USFWS Wants to “Delist” Gray Wolves in All U.S…..Really?

If the U.S. Government has any real aptitude it’s ineptitude and a disregard for rule of law while at the same time creating such confusion few can keep up… design. For this reason, I believe the latest action by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), a proposal for removal of federal protection of the

RMEF Supports Delisting of Wolves in Lower 48 States

MISSOULA, Mont.–The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fully supports an announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to delist gray wolves in the continental United States. “We applaud this decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “The wolf recovery plan was highly successful and the science

Joke: “develop opportunities to increase hunter and trapper effectiveness” to Restore Elk Populations

The joke gets bigger with each passing hunting and trapping season. While one could say that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has made progress to acknowledge that the state’s missing elk herds are due in part to predation, the joke remains that loss and changing habitat is blamed as well and IDFG’s

More Wolf Mythology

By Jim Beers ONCE UPON A TIME…. 1. From the Pinedale WY News re: Washington State Wolves: “”Wolf populations are increasing faster than anyone had imagined,” the legislators said in their April 23 letter. They urged the commission to act quickly “to maintain social tolerance for gray wolves in northeast Washington in the timeliest manner