Humane Society of the United States exposes predator killing contests in an undercover story.

Killing to conserve a species is not conservation. The following story by Humane Society of the United States exposes the cruelty taking place in predator killing contests. Undercover video takes viewers into grisly world of wildlife killing contests published on May 3rd 2018. On a freezing, rainy Sunday night, cold beer flows freely at the … Continue reading Humane Society of the United States exposes predator killing contests in an undercover story.

Wolves may generate cascading effects through changes in coyote distribution. 

These changes benefit hares and foxes, while also reducing the deer mouse population in some years. Journal of Mammalogy Article Source: greatlakesecho.org Foxes join #TeamWolf versus #TeamCoyote By Karen Hopper Usher  It’s wolves vs coyotes vs foxes, and the effects of this competition are felt on down the food chain to deer mice, according to a recent study … Continue reading Wolves may generate cascading effects through changes in coyote distribution. 

Wild animals in ragged condition

By Michelle Ustipak on Oct 28, 2016 Source Have you ever seen a wild animal with missing fur and crusty skin? Did you wonder what caused it to be in this ragged condition? The answer is mange. We field many questions about mange at Wildwoods. Mange is the general name for a skin disease in mammals … Continue reading Wild animals in ragged condition

Advances made in wolf deterrents

Local rancher claims state-sponsored killing isn’t needed Source Idaho Mountain Express     If ranchers around the West don’t make more use of nonlethal deterrents to predation on livestock, they risk losing access to the public lands they need, a conservation-minded sheep rancher said during a presentation on the subject last week in Ketchum.   … Continue reading Advances made in wolf deterrents

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.

Foxlights is a non lethal predator deterrent device that is saving lives around the world

Foxlights Night Predator Deterrent  "It is my belief Foxlights have the potential of assisting in the saving of many endangered species around the world." ~ Ian Whalan Ian Whalan is a sheep farmer from Austrailia. He invented Foxlights so he could sleep through the night, because it was too bloody cold out there to check … Continue reading Foxlights is a non lethal predator deterrent device that is saving lives around the world

Animals caught in snare traps take hours or even days to die.

 Wolf culls ensnared in ethical debate (Source) A groundswell of critics believe the century-old method of trapping animals should be done away with, writes Mark Hume For more than two decades, Gilbert Proulx has spent countless hours in an enclosed wooded compound, monitoring foxes as they hunted rabbits and squirrels, then setting what he thought were … Continue reading Animals caught in snare traps take hours or even days to die.

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’