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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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Saturday, March 24, 2012

While California needs lessons on balancing its budget and handling the influx of illegal immigrints, it is "Dean of Professors" of all the 50 States as it relates to wildlife management.........Both Puma and Coyote hunting and trapping are illegal(some exceptions, but generally true) and now members of the State Legislature are seeking to ban the hunting of bobcats and Black Bears with hounds.......The AMMOLAND.COM blogsite and THE CALIFORNIA OUTDOOR HERITAGE ALLIANCE are harshly critical of this effort ......I think they are sorely off base with their sentiments..........The "FAIR CHASE DOCTERINE" which America supposedly endorses as it relates to hunting wild animials is clearly in favor(in my opinion) of not allowing baiting, the use of hounds, night hunting with spotlights and other "LAZYMAN SHOOTING TACTICS" that unduly tilts the odds in the hunters favor.........Shouldn't hunters be stalking game with their wits rather than expecting a so-called "layup" kill?,,,,,,,,,We have the high powered weapons and scopes,,,,,,,,,,,,isn't that enough advantage over our prey?

California Legislature Takes Aim at Banning Dogs for Hunting Bears and Bobcats.
Hunting Dogs
HSUS Sponsors Bill to Ban Bear and Bobcat Hunting
California Outdoor Heritage Alliance

Hounds tree a Black Bear
SACRAMENTO, CA --( The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has joined forces with Senator Ted Lieu and Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg to introduce Senate Bill 1221, legislation that would outlaw the use of dogs for hunting bears and bobcats in California.

A Bobcat that was treed by hounds

This misguided legislation not only threatens the long-standing tradition of hunting these species with hounds, but would set precedent placing all other types of hunting with dogs in serious jeopardy.
In addition to this concern, COHA is committed to ensuring that all natural resource management decisions – including method of take – are appropriately made by the California Fish and Commission, in public forum and based on the best available science.

Hounds tree a Bobcat

COHA will work with our member organizations – including the California Houndsmen for Conservation and the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance – and our individual members to defeat this blatant anti-hunting measure. Stay tuned to future Field Wires for more information and how you can assist COHA in this effort.
Hounds after chasing down a Black Bear

    The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) is a partnership of conservation organizations, outdoor industry, other related interests and individuals who support science-based wildlife management and the preservation of our hunting rights in California. COHA is a 501(c)4 Political Advocacy organization dedicated solely to influencing legislative, regulatory and administrative policy decisions which promote wildlife conservation and our outdoor heritage. For more information about COHA, visit

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