Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Dog Soldier, Mar 22, 2017.
"Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating three of the wolf shootings, and Babbitt strongly hinted that he may pressure the agency to reverse itself on another case.
In that episode, retired postal worker Richard Humphrey shot a wolf after it mauled his dog and threatened his family. Fish and Wildlife agents dismissed the case as a matter of self-defense months ago, but Babbitt appeared to be trying to overrule them Monday.
"I don't think the facts support any inference that the wolf was anything other than an animal that happened to be in the neighborhood," Babbitt told reporters.
It would not be the first time Interior sought to punish someone for defending himself. The agency has only recently been brought to heel over a case in which it doggedly prosecuted a Montana man for killing a grizzly bear that jumped him in front of his own home.
Though the courts rebuffed the agency in the grizzly case, none of its overzealous bureaucrats have been held accountable, which means they have no disincentive to try the same stunt again."
I wonder how Babbitt would feel if it was hit let getting gnawed on?
AND this is a major problem with government. Sure, Michael Nifong of the Duke Lacrosse Rape BS got jammed up for his actions at the state level, but the Feds don't see that as a threat at their level. Still waiting to see some IRS persons get jammed up for the targeting of conservative non-profits during 2016...., not holding my breath.
Torian. great post. These are not native wolves. They are Canadian Arctic Wolves. They are killing off big game and livestock. They kill for no reason. "Clinton's Dogs". The Feds always say this is rare? Disgusting.
I recently completed the state of Montana's wolf survey. It mostly concerned itself with the attitude of landowner's regarding wolves. I do so hope I made my attitude clear that essentially Canada can have as many wolves as they wish, but they should be extinct in Montana.
Doubt very much if that will ever happen again. Here in Wisconsin we have a lot less "wild land" than Montana and more wolves. No one re-introduced them, they came on their own from Minnesota and Michigan, where they never were extinct. My home is within the boundaries of one of the biggest/oldest packs in the state. While I agree that the Feds need to keep their nose outta wolf control/classification, and we need the hunting of them to keep them within legitimate numbers and to keep their fear of man, odds are, we will never see the day they are totally gone again. The benefits of having them within the ecosystem has shown to be much greater than the benefits of having them gone. For every true wolf hater out there, there is a true wolf lover, while the majority of the rest of the folks in wolf territory are fairly neutral. There are a trillion tee-shirts/sweatshirts with a wolf picture on them and a whole cottage industry selling other Wolf merchandise. They are no longer the "big, bad wolf" depicted in Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, but a symbol to all the new age "Restless Spirit" Millennials that seek to get back to nature.
Several years ago a wolf carcass was found on I-70 in Colorado. I never heard the follow up on whether it was a wild wolf, if it had been hit by a car and killed at that location or if it had been killed elsewhere and dumped.
The Grizz attacked him in his sleeping bag. He did not have a chance. The Bear was from Yellowstone, he had been removed from Colorado.He was finally put down in Colorado.
I think it was around 1976 just not sure?
I did not know about that incident.
Yeah, there are a lot of cottage industries that concern themselves with wolves. The Tee-shirts I see have the silhouette of a wolf in the crosshairs & the three S's underneath. The statement that wolves do more good to the environment than harm? Purely Sierra Club I think. Absolutely biased but politically correct, no?
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