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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Running completely counterintuitive to what has been happening to Moose across North America where warmer temperatures are shriniking Moose numbers(winter ticks/deer brain disease crashing Moose populations), Saskatchewan, Canada Moose numbers are increasing and at this point, 5000 of the estimated 50,000 Moose in the Province live in the warmest southern sector..............Wolves are not present and for this reason, the Province is alloting additional hunting licenses so as to "manage" the Moose surge..............We urge Wolf restoration to truly bring back "the landscape of fear" paradigm to the Saskatchewan forests and fields

Moose hunters get 350 more licences

A moose ran around the Regina Airport and the south end of the city earlier this year before being captured and transported out of the city. A moose ran around the Regina Airport and the south end of the city earlier this year before being captured and transported out of the city. 

The Saskatchewan government says there are still too many moose in the southern part of the province, so it's drawing names for another 350 licences to hunt the animals.Tuesday's draw is the second time this year hunters have been selected for such licences.
Applicants who are successful will find out by mail next month. Moose hunting season is in Octoberand November.

The province estimates there are 50,000 moose in Saskatchewan, with 10 per cent of those in the south.

According to Chuck Lees, a spokesman for the Environment Ministry, moose sightings in the southern part of the province used to be less common. It's believed the numbers are up because winters have been warmer, there's a good food supply and there are no natural predators.

The government says it wants to reduce the number of moose in southern areas to cut down on collisions and property damage. There have been several highway fatalities in recent years involving moose.

With the additional draw, there'll be 3,000 moose licences for what's called southern wildlife management zones, compared to 2,195 last year.


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