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I saw a bumper sticker today..." save the planet...kill yourself ". It works across the board, oilmen to hippies..........

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I saw a bumper sticker today..." save the planet...kill yourself ". It works across the board, oilmen to hippies..........

coop, Sad bumper sticker!

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Well said, Hiker. I'd like to see where people like that think the management and controlled culls need to happen. I suspect the answer from the self-extinction advocates would be western civilization and the US.

So much self-loathing...what a crock.

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expatriate,

"Uhhh...not to throw a monkey in the works (so to speak), but if wolves decimate wildlife so much, why are there 950,000 caribou in Alaska where wolves run free?"

The state of Alaska is twice the size of Texas and only has 950,000 Caribou.
If your comparing it to Idaho. look at the numbers. Idaho has 200,000 elk and is 1/10th the size of Alaska. do the math. 950,000 sounds like a big number. but when you're talking about a state that is twice the size of Texas, that number is not that big.

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True. However, I've hunted Idaho and and it's a far cry from caribou country. Life in the arctic is tough. Some plant species take years to complete a reproductive cycle -- form a bud one year, turn it into a flower the next year, grow a seed the third. The only thing in Idaho that compares is where you can get above 10,000 feet or so.

Also, those 950,000 animals aren't dispersed across the state. They tend to congregate in certain areas, with the exception of some smaller local herds. So it can be feast or famine when hunting them. If the herd's in, tags get filled quick and the hunt shuts down in days. If it's not in, you go home empty handed.

Bottom line is that they've been remarkably hardy in a tough environment and have done so despite relatively little predator control.

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expatriate wrote:
Well said, Hiker. I'd like to see where people like that think the management and controlled culls need to happen. I suspect the answer from the self-extinction advocates would be western civilization and the US.

So much self-loathing...what a crock.

Detroit, Tehran, and Tijihuana would be a good start........ Thumbs up

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