Hunter Legacy 100 Fund Awards Grants to Wildlife Research in North America

In August 2017, the Hunter Legacy 100 Fund awarded SCI Foundation three grants to fund wildlife research projects in North America. These awards represent the Hunter Legacy 100 Fund’s (HLF) ongoing support for SCI Foundation’s science-based conservation program. Moose Research in the Northeast: The first grant will be to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s …

Chocolate Bear Baiting

Chocolate – rich and delicious. Everybody loves chocolate, and hopefully people are aware that it’s toxic to pets, especially dogs. But what you may not know is that chocolate is also toxic to wild animals and is an emerging issue for bears. Bears can come into contact with chocolate through the practice of baiting. Baiting is a common …

New Hampshire Moose Research Offers Hope for Species

Imagine you are deep in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire, cold and sore on the hunt for a once in a lifetime opportunity. You hear a crash in the brush and call out with a low pitched grunt. Standing just in front of you is the moose you’ve been waiting for. But peering …

Weekly Update: New Hampshire Moose Project

Last year, SCI Foundation partnered with New Hampshire Fish and Game (NHFG) and the University of New Hampshire to study the moose population decline in the state. The project is measuring the productivity of adult and yearling cow moose to determine the timing, cause, and rate of mortality of calves from neonatal to 8 weeks. …

Weekly Update: SCI Foundation Funds New Hampshire Moose Project

 Moose are of great economic, biological, and sociological importance in New England. This is especially true in northern New Hampshire, where a moose hunt is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and regional/local tourism is linked directly with moose. The annual estimated expenditures associated with New Hampshire wildlife-watching exceed $250 million, with moose being one of the main …