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Salazar Affirms Delisting

http://www.doi.gov/news/09_News_Releases/030609b.html

I wish Wyoming had enough of a plan to have made the list, don't want them wandering down here.

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............, don't want them wandering down here.

Why not?

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JTapia wrote:
pangolin wrote:
............, don't want them wandering down here.

Why not?

They might start eating up all the Liberals. Civet might not have any friends left.....

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That's a silly poll. Put the question and answers together -- I think as many as the habitat will support is too many. That doesn't make sense. The question should be phrased to allow a range of answers. As it's written, all three responses are "too many" and there is no option for how many is appropriate.

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I'm from California and have never seen a wolf outside of a damn zoo so maybe I'm unqualified to even have an opinion. Having said that I think all creatures have a place in nature. I would love to see a wolf in the wild, provided I was armed and he was full! Nothing should be hunted to extinction. Or do I misunderstand the thread?

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I've seen a number of wolves in the wild, and it's an awesome sight. And there's nothing like being out in the middle of nowhere in an Alaska forest on a calm, cool night with millions of stars overhead, a fire at your feet, and hearing wolves howling. If you howl back and do it right, they'll even have a conversation with you.

I've never felt threatened by wolves, and they generally aren't that interested in people. But then again, I'm in Alaska. If I were a rancher finding my cattle or sheep dead because of wolves, I'd no doubt feel differently.

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As it's written, all three responses are "too many" and there is no option for how many is appropriate.

Really? I must be flashing back to my days on Zogby.

Bunny you have reason to be fearfull, wolves have a record of eating lots of rabbits, the numbers for humans are unbelievably small, probably tons more killed by moose. I can't think of a human fatality due to wolf attack anywhere in recent memory.

I'd really like it if we could somehow ship all the wolves out of the northern rocky mountains down to you all. They found another female in Colorado this spring. You can have our coyotees too.

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I didn't think you had a sense of humor Civet!

In his book Maneaters Peter Capstick wrote that there has never been a documented case of maneating by wolves in north america. The same cannot be said of Europe, especially the eastern parts where severe winters, wars and famine have essentially taught these animals to eat people. Still in all they are a wonderful part of our world and I would truly hate to see them killed off again. They have a place.

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Still in all they are a wonderful part of our world and I would truly hate to see them killed off again. They have a place.

Ok where are all the Wolf haters at?
Last time I said what Bunny just said I was pummeled, cursed, berated and beaten to within an inch of my life. lol lol

Send them wolves on down here to florida. Coyotes have never bothered me niether.
I'd rather have Coyotes and Wolves here than most of the tourist that come here.

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Gentlemen and lady, I have come up with a solution.
I will form an Organization called "Protecting American Wolves"(PAWS)
PAWS will lobby Obama and the UN and with the help of Al Gore, we'll get wolves linked to Global Warming..err I mean "Climate Change".(sorry, teleprompter snafu)
Once that is accomplished, then the UN, with the help of Obama, can levy and collect taxes similar to those proposed for "Carbon Footprints" except we'll call ours PAW Prints.
Then we could have "jack-booted, Black converted semi-auto carbine toting G-men riding around in Black Helicopters watching over our Wolves.
This may take a few weeks to complete all the necessary paperwork for proper Tax exemption status and Permits but I'll let you know details and post an address for monetary donations and volunteer information.
In lieu of cash we will be accepting Potatoes and Potato products (especially Vodka)as payment also.

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Other than sending them to Florida and California the Departments of Wildlife in every state I can think of have an enviable record for preserving and controling animal populations of all species.

The department of the interior has delisted wolves for a reason, very good scientific evidence that there are plenty for a sustaining population. Hunters are just another tool that biologists use to control populations. Sometimes predators have made such a comeback that DOW isn't able to thin the numbers out to what they consider to be the carrying capacity. We have more lions than hunters to shoot them in the GMU I live in.

My only complaint with wolves is that they'll thin the numbers of elk and deer, I'd much rather they end up in my freezer.