Wolves in Idaho: Shoot, Shovel, and Shut Up


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2dogs
July 18, 2003, 08:12 AM
http://www.sierratimes.com/03/07/17/ar_id_wolves.htm

Wolves in Idaho: Shoot, Shovel, and Shut Up

By Report by J.J. Johnson

Okay, Real Idahoans, who’s got the shotgun?
Seems someone has sent another soul to gray wolf heaven without the blessings of the U. S. Government, and they are not too happy about it.

Idaho City, Idaho - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement agents confirm one waxed wolf near Idaho City. The wolf appeared to have died from a shotgun blast with BB-size shot.

Your tax dollars at work: Mr. Fed knew this wolf was toast, since it had a radio collar. When the thing sent out a mortality signal, they knew someone bagged’em. Age 2 - known as B-131, grouped together with Idaho’s “Wolf Pack” by your ever so loving federal government.

No, we don’t bother placing radio emitters on cows, chickens, horses, and other livestock these unwelcome creatures are know to attack, because after all, wolves have more rights than humans.

The dead animal was found near Crooked River/Forest Road 348 about 20 miles northeast of Idaho City. Investigating officials believe this kill shot occurred some time near Memorial Day weekend.

More of your tax dollars at work: the dead predator’s carcass had to be hauled all the way to Ashland, Oregon just so more government employees can do an autopsy. Not to mention a team sent out to investigate the heroic action, and get this: a $5000 reward to whoever snitches on the guilty party.

Service special agent Scott Kabasa noted, "We encourage citizens who may have information about this case, or any other illegal wolf killings, to please contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement immediately."

By the way, offing an animal protected under the Endangered Species Act is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and one year in jail, so don’t get caught.

And as for the next person that bags a wolf, do your duty as a Real American and bury the remains.


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Marko Kloos
July 18, 2003, 08:35 AM
The best way to ensure the eradication of a species is to put it under government "protection".

.45Ruger
July 18, 2003, 01:58 PM
How about saving our tax dollars and instead offer a $5000 bounty on the head of anyone in Iraq who takes a shot at our troops. DEAD or ALIVE.

0007
July 18, 2003, 02:42 PM
Take the collar off before you bury it, put it on log and throw the log in the river. :D

BTR
July 18, 2003, 02:47 PM
BS article..:rolleyes:

Cosmoline
July 18, 2003, 03:44 PM
The best way to solve this problem is ensure that there are plenty of wolves to hunt and trap. I violently oppose the folks who want to drive wolves, bears and other predators into extinction. On the other hand, I completely understand the dislike of federal intrusion. If there are enough wild wolves, they should be de-listed and the feds won't have a reason to get involved.

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