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Predator "preservationists" pounce on Fisher population trends

Predator "preservationists" pounce on Fisher population trends

Is New Hampshire finding its way out of a cyclical “boom and bust” fisher trend? Current data is great for checking trends, but does it give you the root cause of a perceived decline? Biologists have stated fisher appear to be adapting (and thriving) in more urban areas; have these creatures forgone the dense hemlock groves where trappers roam for the dumpsters and back decks of suburban sprawl?

Bash those “lowly” trappers, at your own peril.

Bash those “lowly” trappers, at your own peril.

Take a look at recent headlines across the country. In the wake of a reported “decline” in hunting and trapping activities, one need not wait long to catch a report of nuisance wildlife issues, disease outbreaks, or worse yet - attacks on people. Hey, maybe it’s all just a conspiracy put out by the “fur industry”. Or maybe it’s time critics of trapping start reformulating their arguments.

Predators may not be "controlling" Lyme Disease as some thought

Predators may not be "controlling" Lyme Disease as some thought

They say water is good for your health. Too much water however, is toxic, and can lead to death. North America’s predators are great - but they aren’t Gods. Both top and meso predators alike should be regarded as a key component of wildlife ecology, but also require the same conservation management as other wild species.

Raw Predators: A Bear-Eat-Bear World.

Raw Predators: A Bear-Eat-Bear World.

Nature’s raw fury: A grizzly bear in Alberta locates and tears open a black bear den; attacks female bear with cubs. Warning: Potentially graphic content.

Discussion: A Right To Hunt?

Discussion: A Right To Hunt?

Today, most of our human society "hunts" in the frozen food aisle rather than the woods. The food comes to us, instead of us "killing" the food. Personally, "killed by mine own hand" trumps "USDA choice".