reply to post by biosphere
I've heard about the large wolves here's a statement I found.
"Most recently, an unusually large wolf was said to be responsible for the deaths of 120 sheep over the course of one year in Montana. "
"... you might want to think twice before moving to rural areas of Idaho, western Montana and . ... Unlike real wolves who hunt in packs, Amarok
hunts alone. ..."
I received a message from faceintree this morning.
"Hi, Dear One - I will go back to the forum there and try to register, again. Thanks for your excellent work and making people aware. Hope to see you
over there, soon. Last night I got a message that stated these wolves are reaching up to 250 Lbs. That's an estimate from someone who hunts and can
judge the size. So, they must be releasing the ancient wolf species, Amarok - which is a giant wolf that used to roam America. See you at the forum.
I Live not too far from yellowstone national park and there has been a lot of debate about killing wolves. and many have been killed aliong the
I know that if bison step foot outside of the park, they are fair game and there's a cooler full of bison meat at the foodbank to prove it! But as
for the wolves, they attack livestock and there is concern for the elk herds. Where I live though, we've had bears and mountain lions just a few
miles from my house so we always carry bear spray when we go up the canyon.
"Thursday, February 17, 2011
Montana Governor Schweitzer Says "Shoot Wolves!" "
"Dear Secretary Salazar:
I write to you today regarding wolf management in Montana.
While almost everyone acknowledges that the Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf population is fully recovered, as the Governor of Montana I am
profoundly frustrated by the lack of any actual results that recognize Montana’s rights and responsibilities to manage its wildlife. Montana has for
years done everything that has been asked: adopting a model wolf management plan; enacting enabling legislation; and adopting the necessary
implementing rules. Our exemplary efforts have been ignored. I cannot continue to ignore the crying need for workable wolf management while Montana
waits, and waits, and waits. Therefore, I am now going to take additional necessary steps to protect the interests of Montana’s livestock producers
and hunters to the extent that I can within my authorities as governor.
First, for Montana’s northwest endangered wolves (north of Interstate 90), any livestock producers who kill or harass a wolf attacking their
livestock will not be prosecuted by Montana game wardens. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) wardens will be directed to exercise
their prosecutorial discretion by not investigating or citing anyone protecting their livestock.
Further, I am directing FWP to respond to any livestock depredation by removing whole packs that kill livestock, wherever this may occur.
Still further, to protect the elk herds in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley that have been most adversely affected by wolf predation, I am directing FWP,
to the extent allowed by the Endangered Species Act, to cull these wolves by whole-pack removal to enable elk herds to recover.
At this point, I can do nothing less and still maintain my commitment as Governor to uphold the rights of our citizens to protect their property and
to continue to enjoy Montana’s cherished wildlife heritage and traditions.