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Dustin F.

Oregonians: stock your freezer with roadkill - posted 5 months ago

I was just telling my wife of the non-sense law prohibiting the use of roadkill as food. Glad to see OR taking a giant leap forward with their resource management.

Dustin F.

Are grizzly bears expanding their territory? - posted 6 months ago

"Unusual movement", really? Seems like the bear is doing bear things to me. Nothing unusual about an innately driven exploratory bear trying to escape his "normal" range containing a growing population density. This account should be considered to be another example of healthily growing grizzly population; especially in light of their historically known ranges. @JesseM, amen to that. Eventually we'll get there....maybe. I don't know how many more humans need to die by Grizzly to make that happen. @MarkA, sad stories man, keep the faith in the ability of laws to change. Zoo's are evil.

Dustin F.

Could the solution to CWD be in the soil? - posted 6 months ago

The natural development of humic acid in soil necessitates a healthy fungi and bacteria population in the soil. Soil cover and sufficient moisture to cultivate the microbe population is necessary. Soil mapping humic acid levels would provide an interesting data set, but seems like the information would be spotty; although might be a great starting point for selecting some control study areas. A natural approach to figuring out prion degradation is genius. Chemical companies would love to earn CWD control contracts. Hopefully further investigation into natural degradation of prion is conduct. Perhaps soil enzymes play a role in limiting prion soil habitat as well.

Dustin F.

Wild Migrations, Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates - posted 6 months ago

Thanks for the referral, I made the purchase. Looks like an insightful production and contribution.