Wildlife Management

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".

Rattus deathicus: America's War on Invasive Nutria

Rattus deathicus: America's War on Invasive Nutria

Some states have accepted the fact that they have small pockets of “feral” nutria populations, and have created regulated trapping seasons to manage those populations. Other states, however, have launched all out war on the little buggers. So where did nutria come from? And why aren’t we simply “co-existing” with this furry little invader?

Outfoxed: Revisited

Outfoxed: Revisited

By removing wildlife population management (through regulated hunting and trapping), you are essentially flipping the proverbial coin to decide which species outlast nature's fury. Will those who decry hunting and promote a "hands-off" approach to wildlife conservation readily accept the outcome of those decisions? What if one's hatred for the regulated take of wildlife through hunting and trapping meant sacrificing wildlife diversity for future enjoyment? Are we collectively satisfied with the regular scraping of decaying fox carcasses off our lawns?

Outfoxed

Outfoxed

Disease, debate, and discourse abound amid New Hampshire’s controversial fox hunting/trapping restriction proposals. The NH Fish & Game Department now finds itself in an awkward squaredance with Sportsmen, Activists, and Politicians.

Beaver Booze: The creation of castoreum whiskey

Beaver Booze: The creation of castoreum whiskey

A result of the ever-intuitive and creative minds at the Tamworth Distillery, Eau De Musc pairs flavors like birch oil and wild ginger with the wildest of ingredients: beaver castor. Yes, you read that right - a beaver gland infused spirit. Imagine my surprise when my two worlds suddenly collided into one exquisite presentation.