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Gray wolves put back on endangered species list

http://www.ktvb.com/news/Federal-judge-puts-gray-wolves-back-on-endangered-species-list-100071859.html

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And the judge has the gall to call the provision to hunt in Idaho & Montana a "political decision". Just what in the hell does he think his decision is?! The hunting of these wolf populations is absolutely based on sound scientific fact; that cannot be disputed by any organization dealing with fact, not emotion. It's time for Wyoming to realize that these wolves are here & they are not going to go away. Their extreme atitude is not doing their state nor their neighboring states any good, especially considering that the judicial system is squarely in the pockets of the envronmental extremists.

Oh, I just checked the dictionary. The pages containing the words "common" and "sense" seem to be missing.

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idaho fish and game statement on wolf relisting

idaho fish and game statement on wolf relisting

 

We are very disappointed by District Judge Donald Molloy's ruling, returning gray wolves to endangered species protection.

"This is a major setback for responsible wildlife management in Idaho. We have demonstrated our ability to conduct a hunting season in an orderly fashion," Idaho Fish and Game Commission Chairman Dr. Wayne Wright. "It's a shame when legal twists can trump wildlife management. This is not how the Endangered Species Act should work."

We don't know yet what this means for the upcoming wolf season. But for the time being we have suspended wolf tag sales until we've had a chance to further review the decision.

"We're frustrated; we're angry; we're disappointed," Idaho Fish and Game Deputy Director Jim Unsworth said. "We've played by the rules, but his decision allows procedural technicalities to overcome sound science and common sense."

Wolves south of Interstate 90 have reverted to management under a section of the Endangered Species Act known as the 10(j) rule, allowing some flexibility to respond to livestock depredation and impacts on big game. The rule also allows individuals on private or public land to kill a wolf that is in the act of attacking their stock animals or dogs. Wolf north of Interstate 90 in Idaho are fully protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Idaho still must follow the rule of law, and we will look at all legal options to see what's the best way out of this mess. Fish and Game still will work to resolve conflicts between wolves and other game animals, including proposals to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for wolf control actions to protect dwindling game herds and reduce livestock predation.

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Gray wolves put back on endangered species list

I find all this stupid myself, similar to allowing the voting on hunting a particular species of anything by the public. Individual state's game and fish/wildlife departments should be making the call. Why are they there if not for the managing wildlife scientifically without political influences? All this "Bambi" stuff drives me nuts...

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The sad thing is they know

The sad thing is they know they have been fully recovered. But if they keep up the fight then will continue to get money from bleeding hearts to keep the law suits dragging out as long as possible before it finally turns over to the states years from now..........

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The sad thing is they know

Yep, no doubt. This technicality the Judge used that because one population in a certain area/state isn't quite up to snuff, but others are fully recovered is weak. Saying the law is all or none because of wording? Doesn't really make sense to me...

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USFW didn't like Wyomings management plan

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Yep, no doubt. This technicality the Judge used that because one population in a certain area/state isn't quite up to snuff, but others are fully recovered is weak. Saying the law is all or none because of wording? Doesn't really make sense to me...

 

Actually Wyomings wolves were up to snuff the problem was the USFW didn't like Wyomings management plan so USFW put Wyomings wolves back on the ESA as endangered. Molloy is not friendly to the needs of those who depend on deer & elk to feed their families.

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USFW didn't like Wyomings management plan

Thanks for the correction. Now that you have mentioned it, it did remind me I read that. I could have worded my comment better.

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Looks like Montana is going

Looks like Montana is going to take this to the 9th Circuit. Just guessing from their rulings in Alaska I wouldn't expect much.

 

Montana wildlife officials decried today's federal court decision that placed the recovered Rocky Mountain gray wolf back on to the federal list of threatened and endangered species.

"We believe we made arguments to the judge that he could have relied on to uphold the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to delist the wolf," said Joe Maurier, director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. "We will carefully examine the ruling to determine what options remain open to Montana's wildlife managers."

While today's decision by Federal District Judge Donald W. Molloy in Missoula takes away state management of the wolf, the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission officially asked FWP to immediately appeal the ruling to the 9th Circuit Court and to aggressively seek management options with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

"If we understand the ruling correctly, Judge Molloy is telling the federal government that because Wyoming still doesn't have adequate regulatory mechanisms to manage wolves, you can't delist the wolf in Montana and Idaho." Maurier said. "We simply can't manage wildlife successfully in that environment. We must have the ability to manage wildlife, to do our job, to seek a balance among predator and prey. As a practical matter, as wildlife managers, we need the authority to respond to the challenges wolves present every day."

 

 

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A week or so ago I got a

A week or so ago I got a petition from some bleeding heard animal rights group that wanted me to sigh their petition and send it in along with a donation to save the wolfes.  I have no idea of where they came up with my name and address but they did.  My problem with it was that the return envelope didn't even have the postage paid already for me to send it back to them with the petition torn to pieces.  As far as wolfes are conserned here in the lower 48 our polocy should be shoot and burry. 

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