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RMEF Sends Letter to Pres. Obama Regarding Gray Wolves

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What a great letter.

Hopefully Obama had issues like this in mind when he said he wanted to appoint a sec of interior who is a sportsman, and then chose Salazar.

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civetcat wrote:
What a great letter.

Hopefully Obama had issues like this in mind when he said he wanted to appoint a sec of interior who is a sportsman, and then chose Salazar.

What do you think Obama's response will be?

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Oh no I ain't touching this one.
The last time I got into a debate on here concerning wolves I ended up having to aplogize to everyone for acting like a jerk.
I like wolves. thats enough from me.

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JTapia wrote:
I like wolves.

Can we send them to Florida? neener!

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uh...yes we can.
Here is an article from our local paper.

BOISE - Sen. Gary Schroeder, R-Moscow, wants Idaho's excess wolf population offered up to any other states that will take them.

Schroeder has introduced a bill that would require the Idaho Fish and Game Department to contact its counterparts in other states, "soliciting interest in the transfer of wolves." If any respond favorably, the wolves would be captured and transported, with the other state picking up the tab.

"If any other states want them, great. We can ship them a bunch, they'll multiply, then that state can share our concerns about wolves," Schroeder said Monday, during a hearing before the Senate Resources and Environment Committee, which he chairs.

Schroeder said the primary intent of the bill was to forestall critics who oppose killing wolves. If the state succeeds in scheduling a wolf hunting season this fall, he wants to be able to say the state offered, but nobody wanted them.

"All this is is a strategy bill," he said. "First, we ask if anybody wants them. If they don't, then that's the answer why we need to kill some - because we have problem wolves that we need to manage, and no one wants them."

Wolves are responsible for up to 75 percent of the big game mortality in some regions, Schroeder said. The state demonstrated its ability to manage other game populations successfully, and should have the same opportunity with wolves.

Sen. Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, suggested the wolves be offered to individuals as well as other states.

"We could end up shipping wolves all over the country," he said.

Schroeder's committee unanimously recommended approval of the bill, with Schroeder abstaining from the vote.

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Wow, a state funded adopt a wolf program. Do you get to name them? I wonder if the recieving state gets a genetic breeding certificate?

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I don't see policy changing under Obama. The policy isn't controlled by people from states with wolves -- it's controlled by people skewed by idealism that don't live with them.

I like wolves, and I think they're cool. But they're not condors. They breed quickly, kill efficiently, and adapt rapidly to whatever source of protein is at hand. There's a reason why they have control programs up here in Alaska. States that have reintroduced wolves will have to face reality and come up with a way to control them at some point. I just don't see reality factoring into Democratic wildlife policies.

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Hey expat, that reminds me...

How's you're new friend Ashley Judd doing. Laugh

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I don't know...she hasn't been up here. It's real easy to protest Alaska policies from California. It's another thing entirely to come up here and try to pull that garbage with Alaskans.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Ashley Judd years ago when she was in Panama City Beach filming the movie "Ruby In Paradise".
I met her at a post production party at the restaurant that was owned by a friend of mine, Jim Pigneti, that had a small bit in the movie along with his Restaurant.
She was extremely snobbish. Nothing like I had expected her to be.
I guess I as just a "commoner" to her.

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