Monday, July 23, 2012

#8 - Wolf Reality - Not A Good Plan To Release These Guys...

Wolf management is nonsense

By Frank Galusha
01/16/01 -- Coverage of the travels OR-7, the collared wolf now reportedly in Shasta County, has been absurd. Historic? Not! A given name: Crazy! Gleeful environmentalists? Nuts! Cattle ranchers needlessly alarmed? Baloney! A wolf management plan? Waste of taxpayer money!
Over the past few years I have accumulated six photos of huge Gray Wolves killed in states where they have been reintroduced. I’m sure there are many more on the internet.

While wolves might not get this big here (California) due to the supply of food, they could become a major threat to our dwindling big game herds.
Attempts to manage Gray Wolves in other states have failed and they are likely form packs in California. It’s humorous and satirical to try.
If you want to absorb some commonsense instead of absurdity, try reading this letter presented to the Siskiyou Board of Supervisors and the DFG last week by James Foley, a property and mining rights advocate.
Foley wrote:
I am a resident of Klamath River, CA. I have retired and moved to California from Alaska after residing there for 32 years.
While in Alaska, I had a lifelong occasion to both hunt and trap many different kinds of game animals; among them was the Gray Wolf. I am very knowledgeable about the habits and lifestyle regarding this magnificent animal. I have first-hand experience with wolves in close proximity to humans, pets and livestock.
The Wolf cannot be reintroduced to its former ranges in California without serious consequences, since the conditions of those ranges have changed. This has been proven in every state where the Gray Wolf has been reintroduced. Ranches and farms now sit squarely in the former range of the wolf.
The wolf is a true wilderness animal, to attempt to reintroduce it in close proximity to human and livestock situations in California would be a recipe for disaster. It goes without saying that deer and elk would also suffer since they have never been exposed to a predator of this caliber. Montana, Wyoming and Idaho all report severe impacts on wild game herds in every place where wolves have been introduced.
Given CDFG’s mandate to protect and enhance wildlife for use by the people, it cannot justify trying to manage the Gray Wolf in the light of the many reports of game herds in other states being decimated by this same animal.
Unlike hunters, wolves hunt year- around -- 365 days a year. Wolf predation is not limited to two weeks, one month, or whatever a hunting season length may be, it is year round. Once wolves are established there is no way that CDFG can effectively manage wildlife that could easily be managed before by implementing hunting seasons. A wolf recognizes no season, or limits.
The gray wolf and hunters are competitors; when it comes down to “either or,” the wolf will win and the hunters will just have to live with the consequences. There is no provision in this management plan for hunters.
History tells us that wolves and men cannot peacefully coexist. That is the reason why wolves have been displaced in every place where man has proliferated. This is not, as some assume, a bad thing. California has changed since the time when wolves roamed free here, and it will never be the same again. It is time to face this fact. Gray wolves are not the small brush wolf that once inhabited our state; gray wolves are huge by comparison.
Wolves are a magnificent animal. They are the epitome of true wilderness. As such, we do them a great injustice by trying to reintroduce them into geographical areas that are no longer suited to them. There exists today, large tracts of true wilderness where wolves thrive; this is where they belong.
They need true wilderness to survive and prosper. They need to be free from the threat of death and harassment forced on them by well-meaning but thoughtless people who simply cannot see the devastating results of their actions.
There is no reasonable excuse for introducing or even allowing something that has such a capacity to change the very lives of whole communities, businesses, and individuals. It is government’s job to protect, not purposely expose its citizens to harm and economic loss.
Foley has it right but he will probably be ignored or ridiculed. Not here! What he says makes sense. Allowing wolves to take up residence in our Western States is tantamount to inviting the return of Tyrannosaurus Rex (Maybe Grizzle Bears). 

#7 - Wolf Propaganda - Can You See It?

Greetings All,

As usually the powers that be (banksters & puppet masters) are hard at work selling Americans a false vision - This one is tied to Agenda 21 - the forcing of American's off their land (50% of America) - back to the wild...

So lets start with the propaganda: 'wolves are friendly and work well with children - you should want them in your back yard.'

---------------The Sierra Club---------A nice enough organization-----------

Wolves are among the most charismatic and controversial animals in America. The howl of the wolf is emblematic of our country's last wild areas, a reminder of strength and beauty of the natural world.
Traveling in packs through the wilderness, wolves are the oldest and largest ancestor of domestic dogs. These animals once ranged from coast to coast and from Alaska to Mexico in North America. However, wolves have been victims of prejudice since their early encounters with people. Targeted by bounty hunters for their pelts since the early 1900's, wolves have been poisoned, trapped, and shot throughout American history. By the 1970's in the contiguous U.S., wolves remained only in remote areas of Minnesota and Michigan.
The tide started to turn when Congress enacted the Endangered Species Act in 1973 and officially protected the wolf that same year. Since then wolf populations have rebounded. In response to calls from the Sierra Club and others, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service re-introduced wolves to Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho in the mid-1990's. Today, there are about 1,800 gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and some 4,000 in the Great Lakes states.
Wolves are vitally important to maintaining the natural balance, culling out weak and sick animals to keep populations of elk and deer healthy and in check. The rippling benefits of wolf reintroduction can be seen throughout the region-- from the reappearance of willow and aspen trees, to the return of beavers, and increased populations of red foxes.
Wolves are even helping local economies as people from across the country come to view these inspiring wild creatures.
Nevertheless, many challenges -- new and old -- threaten the wolves. Habitat loss, unregulated hunting, and negative stereotypes continue to reduce their numbers. Worse still, Congress recently revoked the endangered status for gray wolves in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Utah, the first time Congress has ever removed a species from protection in this fashion. Despite a slow comeback in the Great Lakes, northern Rockies and southwestern United States, these creatures are still absent from Northeast, and southern Rockies.
Currently, the Sierra Club is working to:
  • Defend wolf populations from continued threats from politicians
  • Protect wolf habitat in the Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana
  • Improve state management of wolves in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana
  • Educate the public and work to dispel false stereotypes and myths about the wolf
  • Defend the Endangered Species Act, our nationĂ¢€™s premier law protecting wolves and other imperiled wildlife, from assaults by Big Oil and other industries

Friday, July 6, 2012

#6 - Red Wolves, Grey Wolves & Mankind

Greetings All,

No news is good news when it comes to Wolf incidents in North Carolina.  Some States however are not so fortunate:

Natural Resources Board to consider wolf season at July special meeting

MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released its final proposal for Wisconsin’s fall 2012 wolf hunting and trapping season. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body for the Department of Natural Resources, will meet at 9 a.m. on July 17 in the Spruce/Sands room at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, to consider the rule.
Information on the hunting season proposal can be found on the DNR website search for keyword “wolf.”
A wolf hunting season was approved by the Wisconsin State Legislature earlier this year. The board will review final implementation plans for the first year of that hunt.
The public is welcome to attend and comment on DNR’s season proposal, including the total harvest goal for 2012; the number of permits to be made available; the number and location of hunting zones; wolf trapping techniques; wolf depredation reimbursement guidelines and administration; and emergency season closure criteria.
The 2012 wolf hunting season proposal is a temporary framework, known as an emergency rule. Over the next two years, DNR will be working with the many groups that have an interest in the season to develop a more permanent wolf hunting season framework.
The public must pre-register to testify no later than 4 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012. Time per speaker will be limited to assure all registered have a chance to speak.
For consideration by the board, written comments also must be received by 4 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012. To register to testify, please contact Laurie Ross at (608) 267-7420 or via e-mail at Written comment must be e-mailed to the Natural Resources Board at or mailed to Laurie Ross, NRB Liaison, WI DNR – AD/8, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt Thiede, DNR Lands Division administrator, 608-266-5833


You've got to love this picture on the Gov. website of Wisconsin for wolf hunting...  Just the sweetest she wolf money could buy......