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I know that YOU will not like

I know that YOU will not like what I have to say AND to be honest I dont care!! You are the type of hunter that I have been trying to delete from peoples minds for years. iam sorry for you. I have not hunted my whole life but the time I have hunted I have been and WILL continue to be an ETHICAL hunter. I have not and will not shoot anything just to be shooting it. I do think that you expressed yourself  the wrong way and on the wrong forum! May GOD help us hunters who HUNT ethically and responsibly because of GUYs like you. Please Just go to another site and poison there website instead of OURS. (RESPONSIBLE and ETHICAL HUNTERS)

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Scientists vs. Antis

Plenty have already said it but I disagree with the idea of illegally shooting animals. Its not ethical and just plain wrong, whether you think it is better for your elk heard or not. 

That said the biggest problem i have is you blaming scientists (biologists). I know many biologists and am kin to an aspiring one. The biologists are far smarter to you in this aspect and if they say wolves need to be protected then i believe them. problem is the anti hunters and tree huggers complain and whine enough so that our elected officials do what they can to please them. 

As sportsmen we need to advocate the following of the professional biologists (many of which hunt themselves) ideas and recommendations and not stand for our policy makers setting out to please the anti groups.

Saying i want to hunt and kill wolves for sport blah blah blah isnt going to help our cause. Advocating sound conservation practices will.

Illegally killing wolves makes us all look bad and gives the antis more ammo to use against us. Use a pen and paper and contact a senator. 100 sportsmens letters would make a bigger difference than 100 arrested criminals.

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I agree with everybody else...

  As a young hunter I have grown up to hunt ethically and I have learned all the laws and whats legal and not. And I can tell you poaching an animal is not the way to go. I agree with everybody else that posted that what you are doing is wrong. All poachers do is take animals away from us legal hunters. Sure wolfs are causing problems with Elk and deer herds but there is other ways to keep wolf populations in check than poaching. I also agree with everybody else that poachers give a bad name to us ethical hunters that hunt by the law. Sanpete if I were you I would think twice about what you are going to do.

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Non hunters

One of the misconceptions about hunters that I sometimes hear from non-hunters is that many of the non-hunting public really thinks that hunters just go out and shoot whatever animal they see.  It never occures to many folks that hunters go out looking for a specific game animal to hunt.  For biggame that requires specific tags for a specific animal in specific areas.  Doing what the original poster suggests will only reiforce that erroneous idea in non-hunters minds.

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I am really glad to see all

I am really glad to see all MY fellow hunters here on BGH that find this mans resolution for the wolf problem in Idaho as disgusting as I do! When I first replied on his topic I wanted to just go off and lay right into him, however that would not have gotten the point across in my opinion. I have to say that I truly feel sorry for this guy because of the way he reacted. POACHERS are the people that are for what ever reason ruining the hunting EXPERIENCE for the rest of us. I have debated alot with people why hunters are an IMPORTANT predator just as the wolves and bears. I hunt to fill my freezer and provide food for my family. The wolves and bears dont just kill for the heck of it, they kill to EAT. I suppose Iam way off base with my writing here on this thread. But I had something to say. Thanks for your time.

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You're right

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R. Smith wrote:

I am really glad to see all MY fellow hunters here on BGH that find this mans resolution for the wolf problem in Idaho as disgusting as I do! When I first replied on his topic I wanted to just go off and lay right into him, however that would not have gotten the point across in my opinion. I have to say that I truly feel sorry for this guy because of the way he reacted. POACHERS are the people that are for what ever reason ruining the hunting EXPERIENCE for the rest of us. I have debated alot with people why hunters are an IMPORTANT predator just as the wolves and bears. I hunt to fill my freezer and provide food for my family. The wolves and bears dont just kill for the heck of it, they kill to EAT. I suppose Iam way off base with my writing here on this thread. But I had something to say. Thanks for your time.

 

I'd say you hit the nail square on it's head. Thumbs up

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Want to make a difference legally?

Follow the link to make a real difference legally. Sign this petition to defend our hunting futures. Like i said, a thousand voices makes a lot better impact the a thousand criminals.

http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?t=22798

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I thought hunting wolves in

I thought hunting wolves in Idaho was legal.

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It is

but it only became so a few days ago.  It was legal last year in the first year since delisting.

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Wolf Hunting Season

ManOfTheFall wrote:

I thought hunting wolves in Idaho was legal.

They did have a hunting season this last winter with a certain quota of wolfs to be killed.  Once they reached the quota the hunting season was closed no matter how many tags that were left unfilled. 

I have two friends that baged one wolf each. 

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