Monday, 01 June 2009 00:00

More Predator News

Steve Smith, a rancher and lion hunter in Arizona, wrote an article that originally appeared in Western Hunting Magazine and was reprinted in Deer Times-Fall, 2007 magazine. The title was Out of Balance: One Expert’s Commentary on Mountain Lions, Mule Deer and Wildlife Mismanagement.

 

The author made many valid points and HUNTER’ S ALERT would like to compare his views with those of HUNTER’S ALERT.

Published in HA Newsletter 34

An article written in the Deer Times, Fall 2007  by Floyd Green proves predator control works. The article entitled, “Managing Mountain Lions in a Desert Sheep Unit” shows when people open their minds and listen, they will realize the damage that lions are doing to our game . Following is a brief synopsis of the article along with HUNTER’S ALERT comments that will be emphasized in bold print.

 

In 1981, the Arizona Game & Fish Department (AGFD) supplemented Desert Sheep in Unit 22. Within a few years, the sheep population had grown and sport hunting was authorized in the area. The area turned out to be a premier area producing big rams. The area was so productive they were transplanting sheep from this unit to other units within the state.

Published in HA Newsletter 34
Sunday, 31 May 1998 17:00

SPORTSMEN SPEAK Summer 1998

"Cecil, I just wanted to send my support to you and HUNTER'S ALERT. I received the last issue and cannot believe what NDOW is capable of doing to one of their own. I have hunted Key Pittman on several occasions, always successful due in part to Bart Tanner's diligent game management, not to mention courteous manner in the field with hunters. Instead of harassing Bart, they should hire more like him. Keep up your great program and efforts." G.W., Las Vegas

Published in HA Newsletter 16
Thursday, 28 October 2004 02:33

Deer, Predators, and Drought

An ongoing research project on the 3-Bar Wildlife Area near Roosevelt Lake is helping biologists to better understand--and to an extent redefine--the predator-prey relationship.

The study’s findings so far indicate that predators may have a more significant impact on deer populations than biologists previously thought. The prevailing biological belief is that habitat conditions are the primary controlling factor for deer populations, not predation. The long-term deer study at the 3-Bar is punching holes in parts of biological theory, and others.

Published in HA Newsletter 28
Sunday, 31 May 1998 17:00

WAKE UP NDOW!

Predators do have a serious impact on game numbers. It seems as though the whole world knows it except those who are running the show within Nevada Division of Wildlife. HUNTER'S ALERT has just received a final report dated June, 1998, "Factors Affecting Survival of Neonatal Pronghorn in the Northern Great feasin" from U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. The final report was 25 pages long but we have quoted the highlights. For years NDOW has stated that it does no good to do predator control. After reading these findings, you be the judge.

Published in HA Newsletter 16

In 1989, Senator Harry Reid and Congressman Jim Bilbray were instrumental in assuring that the people of Nevada had 733,400 acres of wilderness crammed down their throats. Since then, hunters, fisher­men, senior citizens, and the dis­abled have been denied motorized access to this land. The restrictions do not stop with motorized travel.


Published in HA Newsletter 02

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