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Ski industry nervous of wolverine reintroduction

Looks like the ski industry is pretty freaked out by prospect of wolverine reintroduction in Colorado. http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16907832

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wolverines

While they are destructive I admire those critters.  I have never seen one, but when I was hunting in Alaska we came across a cabin on teh Holitna river with the roof all caved in from snow weight etc.

There were some old Polaroid photographs in the kitchen area that showed a family feeding a pet wolverine by hand.

Old timers even in Alaska wouldn't believe that anybody could hold one of those things.  The only explanation that I can imagine is if they raised it from the time it was small. 

I have no idea who those folks were, what happened to them, or what happened to the wolverine. 

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Are we getting a little out

Are we getting a little out of hand with the reintroductions of certain animals to places they used to be????

Seems like certain groups want certain things brought back, to what end though?

Are we going to see reintroduction of night crawlers to some farmers field, cause they used to be there in big numbers???? lol

Geez.

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I agree that some of the

I agree that some of the "reintroductions" are getting out of hand.  It seems like the successful reintroductions have been with big game animals like elk, moose, and bighorn sheep.  And the unsuccessful reintroductions were with preditors.  There are more opportunities to hunt these animals today than there were 100 yrs ago.  And others like Oryx and Ibex in New Mexico and the many Exotic animals found in Texas and a few other states are huntable there and not in their native countries.

The reintroduction of wolves to the northern Rockies is perhaps the biggest disaster in wildlife management in the last 100 years.  As hunters and ranchers, we will be suffering from that mistake for many years.

I heard that several years ago, the Colorado Dept of Wildlife reintroduced Lynx in Colorado, and I later heard that they all died.  A great waste of sportsmen's dollars and of the Lynx that they sacrificed for their little experiment.

Wolverines are a very secretitive animal that have a very large home range.  Often they will travel in the hundreds of miles in a single year.

Very often, the biggest problem with these reintroductions, is the restrictions the wildlife agencies put on the existing human population and like in the case of the wolves, there is not a definative process for ending the restrictions once the introduced animal is established.

I've only seen two wolverines in the wild.  One was in a  SW Montana wilderness while I was hunting bighorn sheep, and the other was in the Mackenzie Mountains in Canada while I was hunting Dall sheep.  Here's the one from Canada.

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Colorado Lynx

buffybr wrote:

I heard that several years ago, the Colorado Dept of Wildlife reintroduced Lynx in Colorado, and I later heard that they all died.  A great waste of sportsmen's dollars and of the Lynx that they sacrificed for their little experiment.

Lynx are alive and thriving here in Colorado since their reintroduction

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Lynx are alive

Critter wrote:

Lynx are alive and thriving here in Colorado since their reintroduction

Glad to hear that.  A while back I read that they had all died. 

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I am all for the

I am all for the reintroduction of animals.  but stop telling me i can't go there anymore.  Between the caribou, grizzly, lynx and wolverine, we can't go anywhere in the mountains like we used to. 

The funny thing is as the animal increase the feds increase the protection.  Look at the wolf.

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