Researcher found that nearly one-third of the diet of the wolves studied consisted of dump sites on nearby farms…

Dumping cattle carcasses is illegal in Michigan and Wisconsin. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that leaving carcasses in the woods, especially in wolf range, will attract wild carnivores. It's just plain and simple common sense practice to dispose of livestock properly. Properly disposing of dead livestock also helps prevent … Continue reading Researcher found that nearly one-third of the diet of the wolves studied consisted of dump sites on nearby farms…

Can we learn how to coexist with our fellow sentient-beings that share our planet before it’s too late? 

Man's destructive track record on wildlife, over the last ten thousand years, makes me think humans are not essential for the survival of the planet. Humans have caused the extinction of thousands of essential sentient-beings. Simply put, wolves are free sentient-beings. I'm not going to measure their right to exist compared to "if they help … Continue reading Can we learn how to coexist with our fellow sentient-beings that share our planet before it’s too late? 

Let’s bring back the heart in conservation management…

Do not feed the bears.  I have followed the career of Dr. Jane Goodall since childhood.  I remember watching National Geographic specials with wide-eyed-wonderment. I was amazed at how Dr. Goodall observed chimpanzees in their natural habitat.  A natural habitat can be defined as; the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical … Continue reading Let’s bring back the heart in conservation management…

Human food subsidies make up more than 40% of the diet of bears in northern Wisconsin.

In a new research paper, titled "Consumption of intentional food subsidies by a hunted carnivore" authored by: Rebecca Kirby of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jonathan Pauli assistant professor with the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, and David MacFarland Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources large carnivore specialist. The Journal of Wildlife Management … Continue reading Human food subsidies make up more than 40% of the diet of bears in northern Wisconsin.

Some common sense advice for coexisting with wildlife.

Here in Wisconsin north woods springtime, like in Vermont, can bring out the wildlife.  The following article has some common sense advise on living around wildlife habitats.    Source: Brushes with wildlife make people nervous By Kayla Friedrich | Stowe Reporter April is one of the best times of year to see and hear wildlife … Continue reading Some common sense advice for coexisting with wildlife.

Learning How to Coexist with Wolves by Meeting the Needs of the Local People

People share the northern Wisconsin forests with wolves. ​These folks​view the wolf from several perspectives:​​​ some fear him, others love him, ​and still ​​there are those who outright ​hate him.  ​​Regardless of opinion, the wolf is the most talked about wild animal in Wisconsin. ​So how do we all live in these woods with such … Continue reading Learning How to Coexist with Wolves by Meeting the Needs of the Local People

North Woods Living, Tips for ‘Coexisting with Your Wild Neighbors’

Living in the north woods near wild animals can be a wonderful experience. There is nothing that can match sighting a bobcat with kits, a doe with a new fawn, snowy owls, bear, swans, and porcupines.  If you have chosen to live in a north woods rural area, here are a few tips for living … Continue reading North Woods Living, Tips for ‘Coexisting with Your Wild Neighbors’