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How far have the wolves spred?

I was surprised to see how far these hungry canines have spred. defenders.org has a trust fund that helps to pay ranchers for livestock that wolves have killed. While researching their site, I noticed they have made payments to most of Wyoming, Idaho & Montana . Southern Wyoming and Northern Utah have also received quite a few payments. I know they are in Colorado now but Colorado could have a lot more wolves then we realize. Rock Springs, WY has been getting payments for many years now and Utah and Colorado isn't very far from there, matter of fact, some of the best trophy elk areas in the west are in that area, like Colorado's 201,1,2 & 10. Utah's Three Corners & Diamond Mountain Unit.

Here is a link.........
http://www.defenders.org/wildlife/wolf/wolfcomp.pdf

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Sadly you are correct. They are spreading rapidly and we are powerless to do anything. I once was indifferent to the wolves coming back. I believed we would keep them in check with normal management strategies. But I never in my wildest dreams imagined wolves be protected by law to spread unchecked. This is a sad deal and as a hunter I am angry that we are not allowed to manage wolves.

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this is the last thing we need here in Colorado............wolves!!
what a joke!!

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They're here..........................

Click on this link, it was spotted outside of Walden.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/NewsMedia/Videos/

Scroll down to Probable Wolf Sighting and view this clip.

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Hiker is correct. Wolves are here and have been spotted in the northwest corner of Colorado for several years now. Just last year a couple were observed along Elk Creek (between Craig & Steamboat) along highway 40.

I try to carry my camera with me at all times, so hopefully if I spot one, I'll be ready.

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No wolves in NE Kansas. Thank God!

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I'll try to carry my rifle with me at all times........................

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S.S.S

ENOUGH SAID

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Here are a few of the damage payments......Places like Kaycee, WY., Belfry, MT., Weiser, ID., Hyrum, UT. Wow!!!!

May 1999 - Kemmerer, WY (GYE) $390.00
2 ewe, 1 guard dog
May 1999 - Rock Springs, WY (GYE) $330.00
3 ewes
October 2000 - Rock Springs, WY (GYE) $259.00
4 sheep (3 confirmed, 1 probable)
November 2000 - Green River, WY (GYE) $2,538.75
40 sheep (21 probable, 19 confirmed)
October 2001 - Kemmerer, WY (GYE) $700.00
5 ewes, 1 lamb (confirmed) 3 ewes (probable)
October 2001 - Tremonton, UT (GYE) $1,400.00
18 lambs
October 2001 - Kemmerer, WY (GYE) $80.00
1 ewe (probable), 1 lamb (probable)
January 2002 - Kemmerer, WY (GYE) $309.01
2 herd dogs (injuries confirmed)
January 2002 - Cokeville, WY (GYE) $800.00
1 calf, 1 cow
April 2002 - Payette, ID (ID) $1,150.00
1 calf (confirmed), 1 heifer cow (probable)
October 2002 - Gooding, ID (ID) $1,146.00
6 lambs, 1 buck
February 2003 - Belfry, MT (MT) $800.00
1 cow
September 2003 - Dutch John, UT (GYE) $4,700.00
1 boer buck, 9 bred nannies
December 2003 - Weiser, ID (ID) $6,445.50
6 ewes, 43 lambs (confirmed), 1 lamb (probable)
February 2004 - Rock Springs, WY (GYE) $1,650.00
5 lambs (confirmed), 20 lambs (probable)
February 2004 - Ten Sleep, WY (GYE) $1,256.00
2 calves (probable), 1 calf (confirmed)
February 2004 - Hyrum, UT (UT) $1,830.00
15 sheep
March 2004 - Weiser, ID (ID) $1,330.00
5 sheep (confirmed), 10 sheep (probable)
June 2004 - Ten Sleep, WY (GYE) $650.00
8 (probable), 1 lamb/ewe pair (confirmed)
October 2004 – Kaycee,WY (GYE) $110 1 lamb
December 2004 –Kaycee, WY (GYE) $4,000
2 bull calves
December 2004 – Kemmerer, WY (GYE) $367.09
1 calf (probable)
December 2004 – Weiser, ID (ID) $23,158.52
11 ewes, 130 lambs (confirmed) and 5 ewes, 24 lambs(probable)
January 2005 - Rock Springs, WY (GYE) $100
1 sheep
February 2005 – Opal, WY (GYE) $1,250
1 heifer-calf
May 2005 – Kaycee, WY (GYE) $210
1 lamb (confirmed), 1 lamb (probable), and 1 ewe (probable)
December 2005 – Rock Springs, WY (GYE) $2,500
13 ewes, 2 lambs
March 2006 – Weiser, ID (ID) $15,204.60
49 ewes, 37 lambs, 1 guard dog and 4 ewes (probable)
March 2006 – Rock Springs, WY (GYE) $1,903.50
9 wether lambs and 9 wether ewes

We have them in Colorado too. A female was killed on I-70 just west of Denver a few years back.

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Some more..............the southwest wolves.....

June 1998 - Heber, AZ (SW) $316.00
1 miniature horse (Payment for veterinary supplies treating injured horse.)
June 1998 - Alpine, AZ (SW) $150.00
1 herding dog
June 1999 - Pima, AZ (SW) $317.00
1 calf, 1 guard dog (injured
October 1999 - Clifton, AZ (SW) $1,385.00
1 cow, 3 calves (1 injured)
March 2000 - Glenwood, NM (SW) $2,000.00
1 bull
May 2001 - Magdalena, NM (SW) $1,000.00
2 calves (injured)
May 2001 - Magdalena, NM (SW) $1,000.00
2 calves (confirmed), 2 calves (confirmed, compensated for injuries.)
July 2001 - Magdelena, NM.(SW) $5,000.00
4 calves (confirmed) 16 calves (possible)October 2001 - Hannagan Meadow, AZ (SW) $2,594.00 1 gelding saddlehorse (Compensation paid for veterinary expenses and the market value replacement of trained packstring quarterhorse.)
January 2002 - Eagle Creek, AZ (SW) $1,000.00
1 heifer (probable)
May 2002 - Magdelena, NM (SW) $500.00
1 calf
May 2002 - Magdelena, NM (SW) $500.00
1 calf
May 2002 - Magdalena, AZ (SW) $1,000.00
1 calf (confirmed), 2 calves (probable)
October 2002 - Snowflake, AZ (SW) $500.00
1 calf
December 2002 - Maverick Spring, AZ $1,550.00
1 calf, 1 cow
January 2003 - Duncan, AZ (SW) $1,210.00
1 cow
January 2003 - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, AZ (SW) $400.00
1 calf
March 2003 - San Carlos, AZ (SW) $1,200.00
1 adult Hereford cow (probable)
March 2003 - Alpine, AZ (SW) $500.00
1 herding dog
March 2003 - San Carlos, AZ (SW) $250.00
1 heifer (probable)
March 2003 - San Carlos, AZ (SW) $250.00
1 heifer (probable)
June 2004 - Greenlee County, AZ (SW) $750.00
1 horse (probable)
August 2003 - Winston, NM (SW) $1,428.00
2 heifers, 1 bull calf
October 2003 - Alpine, AZ (SW) $942.00
1 heifer, 2 calves
October 2003 - Tucson, AZ (SW) $446.00
1 calf
January 2004 - Catron County, NM (SW) $1,675.00
3 calves (probable)
May 2004 - San Carlos, AZ (SW) $2,250
5 calves
October 2005 – Glenwood, NM (SW) $1,250
1 cow
January 2006 – Greer, AZ (SW) $600
2 calves (probable)
January 2005 – Clifton, AZ (SW) $2,450
3 calves
January 2006 – Beaverhead, NM (SW) $600
1 calf
January 2006 – Reserve, NM (SW) $4,650
1 calf, 3 cows (1 confirmed, 2 probable)
January 2006 – Datil, NM (SW) $1,500
1 calf (injured, confirmed); 1 cow, 1 calf (probable)

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The wolves are not guilty of anything other than being wolves. They make a living killing things to eat, are very good at it and non-discriminatory about it. That means that should an elk, deer or ranchers cow or sheep not be present when the urge to eat strikes, your child will do!

I think that they are beautiful and would hate to see them extinct. But they cannot live in civilization either. These are animals best left to zoo's, animal parks, ect. Where they can do no harm to civilization as we know it. There are places in Alaska and Canada where I could invision them running free. Then I don't live in Alaska or Canada either! I can see them in National Parks too. But they should also be fair game when they wonder out, and they will wonder out.

One of civilized man's big problems in dealing with things like this in a civilized way is that there is no way to do it. Put them in the back country and leave them alone and sooner or later they will be in your backyard. All species do that, hell look at human's! Sadly, the only way I see to control the problem is the S.S.S. method. There were a couple of wolves that wondered over here into Oregon some time back. It's been a good while since they've checked in!

By the way, should you institute the S.S.S. control method, please make a good shot. All anilmal reguardless of where they are in the food chain deserve a dignified death, from sage rats to elephants.

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