Recent highly publicized attacks on humans and domestic animals by mountain lions in California could lead to that state's voters reversing a 1990 initiative that removes mountain lions from management by the state's wildlife agency and sets aside $30 million a year for 30 years for purchasing California wildlife habitat.

Published in HA Newsletter 07

Right on the breeding grounds, the raccoon, fox, coyote, skunk, and hawk are the duck's worst enemies. The predators' impact is even more critical than drought. Foxes alone killed an estimated 800,000 hens on their nests last ) year. We must make the effort now to protect the ducks and ducklings "behind the farmhouse"-on the privately owned potholes.

Published in HA Newsletter 07
Monday, 28 February 1994 17:00

Excerpt from "The Utah Trapper"

Back in 1975 in the spring and early summer, the Montana Department of Feb., Wildlife and Parks discovered that nearly every mule deer fawn that they studied in the Missouri Breaks was eventually lost to coyotes. In Nebraska, a two year study was initiated. According to Karl Menzel, Nebraska big game specialist, 112 coyotes were removed from a 170 square mile area in that state. This was done to study the effects of coyote control upon antelope fawn survival. Fawn survival success rates climbed to 62% inside the study zone, compared to 25% outside. In 1991,88 coyotes were taken from another study area comprised of 150 square odes, Fawn success rates reached 58% inside as compared with 35% outside the study zone.

Published in HA Newsletter 06
Monday, 28 February 1994 17:00

A VIEW ON PREDATORS

Peter Ward was horn, raised and has lived on the shores of Lake Manitoba for the past seventy one years. During this time, he has been a student of waterfowl and waterfowling while keeping a vigilant eye on the Delta Waterfowl and Wetland? Research Station, the Delta Marsh and the surrounding prairie region He has seen the coining and the complete domination of modern agriculture He has seen the ducks disappear and he has seen the recent explosion in predator populations. What follows are his thoughts on the role predators play in today's waterfowl world. "No one likes to deliberately kill predators for the sake of killing. Thus, among the millions of human predators who seek and kill ducks, few kill predators. Therefore, if we are unwilling to curtail human mortality, we must find ways and means to curtail predator mortality on ducks. Perhaps nothing can illustrate this more graphically than the 15 percent of hen mallards who are now successful in getting off a brood in prairie Canada A nesting success rate at which the mallard can only grow fewer

Published in HA Newsletter 06
Monday, 28 February 1994 17:00

NDOW CRYING FOR HELP (MONEY) AGAIN!

NDOW and the Wildlife Commission never listen to the sportsmen in our state but now that they are in serious financial trouble they have decided to do a survey. Listed below are their questions and HUNTER'S ALERT answers.

Published in HA Newsletter 06
Monday, 28 February 1994 17:00

NDOW IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE AGAIN!

Nevada Division of Wildlife Administrator Will Molini stood before the 1989 legislative session and, again in the 1991 session begging for money to keep his department going. Now he is saying that NDOW will be 3 to 4 million dollars in debt in 1996-97. Who is responsible for this situation? Number 1: The administrator, Number 2: The Wildlife Commission, Number 3: Some sportsmen's organizations.

Published in HA Newsletter 06
Sunday, 31 October 1993 17:00

TOO MANY PREDATORS

Newell, "Newt" Bundy has been a cowboy all his Me. Most of this fife has been spent in Nevada and Southern Utah. With so much time spent outdoors, Newt has seen the changes. Here are excerpts from his testimony given about the desert tortoise.

Published in HA Newsletter 05
Sunday, 31 October 1993 17:00

DUCK POPULATION ON THE DECLINE

Below are excerpts reprinted from a story in the Las Vegas Review Journal, September 14,1993:

Estimates of the wild duck population by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service indicate another bad year for waterfowl The number of breeding ducks declined by 11 percent in 1993.. .Population declines have been attributed to severe drought and loss of wetlands throughout the North American continent, but recent studies at various wetlands indicate predators (emphasis added) may be having a severe impact

Published in HA Newsletter 05
Sunday, 31 October 1993 17:00

PROTECT PREDATORS CALIFORNIA STYLE

The state of California has proven to be the leading state to "protect predators". After all, they were the first state to protect a non-endangered big game predator, the mountain Son. Now their director wants to make it extremely difficult to hunt another predator, bear. Following are excerpts from a statement issued by Boyd Gibbons, Director of California Department of Fish and Game.

Published in HA Newsletter 05
Sunday, 31 October 1993 17:00

WANT HUNTING SUCCESS? GO ELSEWHERE!

In September of this year I made a hunting trip to South Africa. Upon my return home, I recounted to my friends and family the enjoyment, excitement, and great hunting experience I had. After they left, I was relaxing and reminiscing about the hunt when a thought crossed my mind. "Why did I have to travel to Africa to hunt?" It wasn't the exotic animals, the excitement of travel, or hopes for adventure. It was the hunt itself. The love of hunting and being able to hunt hired me to a country half way round the world. Of course, like all hunters I wanted to be successful.

Published in HA Newsletter 05
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