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Meeting on wolf delisting today

This ran in the Denver Post today. It looks good for the states!

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16738518

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hawkeye270 wrote:

This ran in the Denver Post today. It looks good for the states!

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16738518

Just like anything for good conservation you almost need a hunting season or so many permits to help control the population. They will be out of controll before too long and it will hurt the other animal populations and take them longer to recover.

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This article has information

This article has information from someone that attended the meeting. http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101201/gray-wolf-no-longer-endangered-id-10143497.html

From the article:

"The meeting was closed to the public and news media, but those who attended said there was general agreement the gray wolf can be taken off the endangered species list, returning control of populations to the states"

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hawkeye270 wrote:

This article has information from someone that attended the meeting. http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101201/gray-wolf-no-longer-endangered-id-10143497.html

From the article:

"The meeting was closed to the public and news media, but those who attended said there was general agreement the gray wolf can be taken off the endangered species list, returning control of populations to the states"

 

To me thats great news. But I honestly wonder how long it will take to happen? The wolves are even becoming a problem in michigans UP. Buddy lost a bird dog while grouse hunting this fall to wolves.

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Sorry to hear about your buddy's dog.  There is a show on Nat Geo that was an hour lomng special about the wolves in one of the Valleys of Yellowstone, I believe.  They showed a couple of coyotes that tried to stalk in on one of the kills after the wolves had wandered away.  One of them spotted him, and the chaces was on. The coyote was no match for the pack, and was quickly killed.  They are not very selective in what they take.

Good article Hawkeye.  Hopefully the meeting will result in some positive actions for a change.  I think it was a good idea to limit the public input, cause people on both sides can get a little heated and turn it into an arguing session.  By keeping the public out, the scientists and game officials can have their discussion based on factgs and science, not the misguided opinions of the fringe elements.

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I read an article in one of

I read an article in one of the hunting mags about wolves killing bear hunting dogs in Idaho a while back. Several dogs were killed and the gentlemen were lucky to get away as they were training the dogs for the upcoming season and didn't have any weapons on them. They were lucky to get out alive. Is that what it's going to take to get control of these wolves? Is someone going to have to die before the states are allowed to control the wolf population? I sure hope not!

The original goal was to have 300 wolves in the wild and now they are growing at a rate higher than that each year. The time has come for the states to regain control of the wolf population within their borders. Keep them in the wild, but reduce their current population and make them fear man again!

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