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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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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

An estimated 120,000 Moose roam Labrador and Newfoundland and there are no Wolves there to keep this bloated population from keeping the land from regenerating properly.............Instead of increasing hunting licenses, the Provincial Government is for the 2nd year in a row reducing the number of hunting tags available............

SOPAC incensed by moose licence cut

2013 licence quota down by 1500

For the second year in a row, the Newfoundland and Labrador government is reducing the number of moose licences being issued.
For the second year in a row, the Newfoundland and Labrador government 
is reducing the number of moose licences being issued. 

 Newfoundland and Labrador
 government is again
 reducing the number of moose
 licences issued in the
The number is down by 1,500
 this year, raising the
 ire of the Save our People Action
The group has been in place for
 several years, lobbying the
 provincial government
 to reduce the moose population.
Eugene Nippard speaks for SOPAC.
"It's terrible ... it's a sad day for
 and the people of this province,
we're trying to get this under control,
 and this is a step in the wrong
he said.
Eugene Nippard is with the Save Our People Action Committee.Eugene Nippard is with the Save Ou
r People Action Committee.

It's the second year in a row there's
been a big reduction in the number
of moose
 licences issued. Last year, the number
 cut by 630.
SOPAC believes the current estimated
 population of 120,000 animals is too much.
 Nippard says the province should be doing
 more to reduce that number and, in turn,
 cut down on moose-vehicle collisions.
Still, more than 31,000 licences will be
 out this year, with the biggest reduction
 on the west coast of the island. One
 is Gros Morne National Park, where
 an additional 100 licences have been
Nippard says overall the province is
 moving in
 the wrong direction.
"They should have increased the
 licences, to
 start decreasing the number of moose. 
We can't let the island over-populate
 without a
 plan in place to protect us."

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