and US F&WS
Dupe the Public
Lying about Lion
dad and the men I spent my life working with taught me priceless lessons
about human nature. One of these being: it is not so much what people
say that you need to keep an eye on, but more… what it is they
won’t or don’t say. What people know but surreptitiously
hide or refuse to tell you about a subject can be revealing—and
lethal. They feel they are under no ethical obligation to divulge certain
information especially if it jeopardizes their employment, career or
retirement. Up pops the state and federal diploma carrying biologists
from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the United States Fish
and Wildlife Service to manipulate the emotions and minds of the uneducated
and unwary citizens about how they as experts think mountain lions should
be managed. No one - no matter who you are or how much field experience
you may have attained about the mountain lion through life’s experiences
and commonsense will ever equal the biologist’s university diploma.
Our nation has glorified education beyond any reproach and has all but
“murdered” common sense which comes down from our fore-fathers
through hands on experience and not necessarily text books.
state and federal wildlife agencies manage mountain lions by deliberately
playing on the emotions and sentiments of 96% of Oregonians for the
sole purpose of their job security. This is at the expense of 4% of
the hunter sportsmen who pay for it through the Pittman Robertson funds.
made some powerful statements now let’s back them up. I’ve
listed a few topics below that biologically indoctrinated fish and game
agents won’t discuss publicly for fear of losing their careers
and retirements through “in-house” censuring or out-right
losing “control” over public sentiment.
is 3,000 a perfect number of lions in Oregon?
are protected off limit areas for mountain lion hunting?
- Is extirpation,
annihilation or extermination of mountain lions possible?
size of lions and ratio of tom to female.
nomenclature for mountain lion species.
success story, but what about Texas?
Anyone who has read the Oregon Cougar Management Plan cannot help but
wonder how ODFW came up with their “magic” number of 3,000
mountain lions being the perfect number for the State of Oregon. You
don’t need to be a biologist or a rocket scientist to see that
not only do the 2,101 surplus mountain lions in Oregon kill wildlife,
so do the remaining 3,000 mountain lions the ODFW wants to protect.
They need about 3,000 lions in order to justify all their jobs and future
studies… simply said. Of course a few more billions bled out of
the sportsmen and taxpayers would sure be appreciated by these mountain
lion magicians. Do these ODFW biologists think that the protected 3,000
lions eat less red meet every day than the 2,101 they plan to kill?
There is no sane biological reason to protect 3,000 lions when they
have the ability to “kill” (not necessarily eat) 250,000
deer and/or elk a year in Oregon. I draw attention to the other articles
in this newspaper to support what I’m getting at. Three thousand
lions are an arbitrary number to appease the anti’s and attempt
to quiet the hunter sportsmen with the ODFW making themselves referees
using P.R. sportsmen funds to do it. ODFW’s moral high ground
propaganda approach to the public is rapidly becoming their swamp as
America becomes educated to their 50 year mountain lion mismanagement
and 3. Biologists have a word for areas that are off limits
to all hunting including state and federal lion hunters. They call these
areas reservoirs but I refer to them as sensitive protected areas. They
can also include wilderness areas so vast that it’s impossible
for the hunter to penetrate them on foot. Take out any recent Road Atlas
and examine how many thousands of square miles of land Oregon and the
western states have set aside with no hunting protected areas. These
include military lands, National Parks & Monuments, Indian reservations,
Wildlife refuges and of course Wilderness areas. What the state and
federal biologists don’t want you to know is that these areas
are no hunting sanctuaries for mountain lions which will forever remain
untouchable by man. Nevada alone has in excess of 8,000 square miles
of these protected areas; Utah is close behind and Oregon’s doing
their damnedest to catch up. Even as biologists have learned where that
unseen line is drawn between the anti’s and hunters and exploit
it to the maximum for their monetary survival, so does the mountain
lion quickly learn the unseen line that makes up the border of these
sensitive protected areas for their survival. Yes… it is physically
impossible to annihilate mountain lions from any state just because
of these vast areas, even if an all out effort was attempted to exterminate
them. The key word here is impossible. The ODFW does not want you to
know that mountain lions can cover over 20 miles as easily as you can
on a Saturday jog. Woe betides the cattlemen or wildlife that live anywhere
within 20 miles of these protected areas when these lions come out at
night to feed and learn how to return back before day light. Concerning
lions that have been tagged - ODFW and US F&WS do not want you to
know mountain lions can travel 700 miles from the place where they were
first tagged. Though this is a record I can prove by witness, the lions
range is easily 200 miles in a very short time if the “need”
arises. Extermination of this carnivorous cat is virtually impossible.
The US has at its disposal the most sophisticated equipment in the world
and yet cannot capture Osama Bin Ladin. How are lowly biologists or
hunters in Oregon going to kill 2,101 mountain lions when they aren’t
allowed on these protected lands and face insurmountable Oregon weather
and terrain? The fact is… they can’t. They have a problem
and won’t admit “they” have caused it and can’t
control it. Biologists won’t admit they can’t kill lions
as fast as they breed and reproduce due to this lion population explosion
they have allowed to occur. They want you to believe other wise.
and 5. The ODFW and US F&WS don’t want you to know
that mountain lion litters favor females to toms by 2 to 1. Oregon biologist’s
documented this in their own management plan on page 26 with “14
toms / 24 females” and contradict themselves on page 5 by saying
“sex ratio of cubs at birth is normally equal.” Nevada Jim
Ornellas, a world class houndsman and mountain lion specialist in his
own right has verified this positive sex ratio of more females than
toms by dissecting hundreds of dead, pregnant females over his 60 year
career in Nevada. Here comes the biologist of today to convince the
world that the female needs “special” protection when nature
has already stacked the deck in the lions favor. The biologists deserve
the title of wildlife eco-terrorists. Now do you see where I’m
coming from? There is no biological reason to protect the female. The
ODFW and US F&WS propaganda is designed to stir up the emotions
of the uneducated masses against the hunter sportsmen and to give these
agencies leverage against both groups to better their positions. When
all else fails you can count on ODFW to bring out their trump cards
in the news media—don’t kill the females—call their
young “kittens” and not the proper name cubs - scare the
hell out of the public with extermination of mountain lions by over
exploitation - throw their snare of “habitat destruction”
over the unsuspecting public. And here’s one for the road, lions
were nearly extinct in 1961. Can the public trust the ODFW anymore?
Anyone who would truly like to see a remarkable mountain lion success
story needs to look at Texas and not Oregon as an example of basic “cougar
management 101” to see how it’s done. This will never happen
by Oregon biologists because Oregon is 53% federally owned whereas Texas
is 98% privately owned land. There are few feds in Texas…get it?
The feds hold the money bag. Where there is no federal influence there
is no problem. Isn’t that the way it should be in Oregon sportsmen?
Having watched the senseless sacrificial predatory destruction and decline
of our precious game animals most of my life as a hunter sportsman I
offer this suggestion to bring it to an end. I call the hunter sportsmen
of the western states to consider bringing a massive class action law
suit against all the western states fish and game agencies (except Texas)
and to list the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as a defendant.
I suggest the sportsmen of this nation move to take all game animals
and their natural predators away from the US F&WS and all the animals
that are left over can be managed by the feds to do whatever they----well
please. The state fish and game agencies will be restructured to facilitate
conservationist hunter sportsmen, game animals and the Pittman Robertson
act of 1937 as it was originally intended. This is not wishful thinking...but
rather basic cougar management 101. This is a must if we are to keep
our hunting heritage and our guns. Let’s send them a message -
we either care or we don’t, if we do then let’s join hands
and get started.
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