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  1. Greenspace

    Snake Identification

    Years ago, I came upon one on Sparta Mtn while muzzy hunting, in an inch of wet snow, while it was snowing. They must have some extra tolerance for cold
  2. Greenspace

    Feral Cats

    I saved this article - cats are an invasive species in the wild, and should be treated as such. ******************************** Humans think of cats as fuzzy and cute. Birds and small mammals have a vastly different perception. Domestic cats kill between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and between 6.9 and 20.7 billion mammals (mostly mice, shrews, rabbits, squirrels, and voles) each year, according to a study published last year in Nature Communications. The study indicated that both stray and owned cats are responsible for a far greater number of bird and mammal deaths in the contiguous United States than previously estimated, outpacing other threats such as collisions with windows, buildings, communication towers, cars, and poisoning, the report notes. Free-ranging cats are "likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic (man-made) mortality for US birds and mammals," according to the report. Un-owned cats (farm cats, feral cats, and stray cats that are fed by humans, for example) are the main perpetrators, but owned cats do their fair share of killing, too. Researchers guess that a single cat may kill between 100 and 200 mammals annually, meaning an estimated population of between 30 and 80 million un-owned cats would result in the death of 3 and 8 billion mammals. And that's a low-end estimate. The researchers calculated that there are around 84 million owned cats, the majority of which are allowed outdoors. "The magnitude of our mortality estimates suggest that cats are likely causing population declines for some species and in some regions," the study authors write. Island cats are thought to be particularly deadly. A study published several years ago in the journal Global Change Biology estimated that island-dwelling feral cats have contributed to at least 14% of the world's bird, mammal, and reptile extinction. That study's authors also estimated that feral island cats were the primary threat to 8% of all critically endangered birds, mammals, and reptiles on earth. Some experts, including the authors of this study, are critical of current tactics to control feral cat populations, including Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), a project aimed at capturing and sterilizing feral cats before returning them to the wild, where they can continue to prey on wildlife. A 2010 letter published in the journal Conservation Biology argued that TNR programs afford wild animals "second-class treatment at the expense of cats." The authors argue that it is conservation biologists' responsibility to advocate for laws making it illegal to maintain cat colonies on public lands. They also call for a more open dialogue between conservationists and veterinarians, animal shelters, and other pet advocates. Others have been even more abrupt in their calls to action. Last January, a prominent New Zealand economist upset the international cat community when he called for the eradication of cats, citing their threat to the country's unique wildlife. Animal activists rightly criticized the plan. The author of this post does not condone harm to any animals. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/cats-kill-billions-of-birds-and-mammals-each-year-2014-12#ixzz3M9dFxAMo
  3. Greenspace

    Delaware water gap hunting.

    Go in early, go in deep to funnel areas, those guys are all your drivers!
  4. Greenspace

    Bear Group on Twitter

    Can you have a "league" with only 5 mentally deficient players?
  5. Greenspace

    mouse in my house

    put out a few containers of the granular D-con, they'll be gone quick
  6. Greenspace

    Brett Kavanaugh Wild Teen

    Anonymous, but you're spreading it anyway? This could happen to you, or any one of us. Don't do it
  7. Greenspace

    Brett Kavanaugh Wild Teen

    Seems that the growing stench coming off the liberal left can only help Republicans keep control in the midterms. Most Americans want adult leadership.
  8. Greenspace

    Bear Meat

    An old woman at a checking station in Maine told me "Best in slow-cooked stews and roasts, rather than steaks." I followed her advice, was excellent!
  9. Greenspace

    Old tree stands?

    I still use Loggys. Agreed, no good on wet, smooth trees. Otherwise, they are one of the lightest and best climbers ever made.
  10. Greenspace

    Brett Kavanaugh Wild Teen

    Don't local cops investigate these kinds of accusations? Why would they call for the FBI in the first place? Let the locals do their job. And guess what they'll say to investigating this old teenage adventure? Getouttahere, fuggetabouttit!
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    Brett Kavanaugh Wild Teen

    "Christine Blasey Ford" In my own long experience on this planet, I've learned that those women that use that maiden name are more troublesome than those that don't. Its almost like a chip-on-the-shoulder warning sign. Just my personal observation, no other evidence behind it. Anyone else see the same thing?
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    Brett Kavanaugh Wild Teen

    Personally, I'd rather undergo chemical castration than watch "The View"!
  13. Its all about money and politics, not the environment. Neither CA nor NJ can make it on renewables alone, and they know it, despite their posturing. They are both big importers of power, and surrounding states are not going to pave over with solar panels and windmills for NJ's benefit. Soon as NJ is back into RGGI, electric rates go up and Murph's slush fund grows. Wish Murph cared even half as much about NJ taxpayers/ratepayers as he does about illegal aliens and climate change.
  14. Greenspace

    Recall Booker

    Hope he runs in 2020 - No credentials, no accomplishments, no nothing - empty suit
  15. Greenspace

    We Need ONE More Youth . . .

    I see both pros and cons to promoting hunting to kids as a competition, or a team sport. Hunting is more about our interaction with nature, about valuing, enjoying and managing precious renewable natural resources, and less about killing the biggest or most of anything. But always good to get kids in the woods and away from electronics. Good luck!