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Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators

posted Aug 20, 2014, 10:28 PM by Scott Slocum   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 8:29 AM ]
This documentary features excellent interviews with ranchers, wildlife officials, etc. on various issues of wolf management in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes areas.


Bookmarks of the Minnesota segment of this documentary:

30:45 Beginning of the Minnesota segment, highlighting attitudes and methods of human/wolf coexistence.

31:31 Janet McNally, Tamarack Lamb and Wool, on first encounters with wolves in 1991, 1992, and serious depredation in 1999.

32:28 John Hart, USDA Wildlife Services, on the limited agricultural impact of wolves.

33:05 Mark Johnson, MDHA, on integrated wolf management for depredation control.

33:33 Janet McNally on the use of herding dogs, livestock guardian dogs, fencing, and rotational grazing.

35:10 John Erb, MN DNR, on the relatively good attitude of Minnesotans toward wolves.

36:05 Robbie, David, and Lee Radaich, 9R Ranch, on integrated management for depredation control (especially during calving).

38:11 John Hart on finding middle ground.

39:21 John Erb on the MN Wolf Management Plan and its requirements for public discussion.

40:24 Mark Johnson on how deer hunters will need to change some of their tactics.


References

Karen Anspacher-Meyer and Ralf Meyer. 2009. Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators. Wildlife documentary. Green Fire Productions. http://www.lordsofnature.org.



Robbie & David Radaich, interviewed in Green Fire Productions' documentary "Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators."