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New wolf pack discovered in Washington
KCPQ-TV ^ | July 5, 2011

Posted on 07/23/2011 6:48:14 PM PDT by george76

Pack lives about 90 miles east of Seattle .

This makes the fourth resident wolf pack in the state, and the second known pack of wolves in the Cascade Mountains ...

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The gray wolf is protected throughout Washington as a state endangered species. In the western two-thirds of Washington, the species is also federally protected under the Endangered Species Act.

(Excerpt) Read more at q13fox.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; graywolf; wolf; wolfattacks; wolfpack; wolfpacks; wolves

1 posted on 07/23/2011 6:48:23 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

I live in VERY Western Washington, glad none of these predators are near my farm, I have enough to worry about with coyotes and cougars.


2 posted on 07/23/2011 6:54:11 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: george76
It's only a matter of time before the wolves kill somebody in Washington state, just like that jogger in Alaska last year.

Alaska wolves 'killed' US teacher out jogging

3 posted on 07/23/2011 6:54:16 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That poor woman. What a terrible death.


4 posted on 07/23/2011 6:58:18 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: george76

For just a moment I thought there might be hope in Washington-—D.C.! And then, I thought North Carolina State might have something to say about this!!

Recall the teacher killed in AK while jogging. It was a wolf pack and she was running and they chased, and then chowed.
(sorry, pun not intended).


5 posted on 07/23/2011 6:59:23 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: george76

Wolves are very cool as long as you are not raising livestock around them, a backpacker, hunter, concerned about wild horses, pet owner, parent of small children in a wilderness area, or fisherman.


6 posted on 07/23/2011 7:00:06 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: george76; Constitution Day
I thought they were in Raleigh.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

7 posted on 07/23/2011 7:01:30 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Grunthor; jazusamo; Flycatcher; girlangler; B4Ranch; tubebender; Salvation; sionnsar

Watch out for UN Agenda 21


8 posted on 07/23/2011 7:04:07 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Grunthor; jazusamo; Flycatcher; girlangler; B4Ranch; tubebender; Salvation; sionnsar

Watch out for UN Agenda 21


9 posted on 07/23/2011 7:04:22 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

>> That poor woman. What a terrible death.

Stop it! We should quit wining - they’re nature’s creatures that share the planet with us. And, after all, there are plenty of us to spare./s

Google up: “Scott Lancaster Idaho Springs, CO”


10 posted on 07/23/2011 7:04:33 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: dog breath
Wolves are very cool as long as you are not raising livestock around them, a backpacker, hunter, concerned about wild horses, pet owner, parent of small children in a wilderness area, or fisherman.

Or an outdoorsman in general. If you live in San Francisco or D.C., they are wonderful.

11 posted on 07/23/2011 7:04:38 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: george76

Reintroducing the wolf into the West will go down in history as one of the most monumentally stupid acts of all time. There is a reason that wiser past generations got rid of them.


12 posted on 07/23/2011 7:05:06 PM PDT by microgood
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To: dog breath
Wolves are very cool as long as you are not raising livestock around them, a backpacker, hunter, concerned about wild horses, pet owner, parent of small children in a wilderness area, or fisherman.

Or breathing.

13 posted on 07/23/2011 7:10:03 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: george76

I hunted the Malheur National Forest in Eastern Oregon for Elk in 1997. In 1998 a couple of mature Grizzlies trapped a ranger in his truck on the next range to the North of that area, and they had not been seen since 1905 south of the Dalles. We were told by folks in the know that the bears had been re-introduced on the QT.

In 2007, I hunted Mount Adams in Southern Washington for elk, without taking precautions for large predators other than carrying my .375-338. Now they’ve got wolves being managed by the same people that have let the cats and black bears by kill off the young elk, decimating their money making elk herds. (The last stats that I saw for Washington showed a 15% tag fill on elk.)

At least Montana tells its hunters about the possibility of running into bears and wolves so they won’t have a fatal surprise.


14 posted on 07/23/2011 7:14:10 PM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: microgood
Reintroducing the wolf into the West will go down in history as one of the most monumentally stupid acts of all time. There is a reason that wiser past generations got rid of them.

Mankind and wolfkind CANNOT coexist.

American individualists and socialists CANNOT coexist.

Christians and homosexualists CANNOT coexist.

I could go on but I'm listening to classic lounge music so I must now relax...

15 posted on 07/23/2011 7:14:44 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: microgood

Isn’t there some liberal city full of eco-nuts in Washington? Maybe the wolf’s are after them....(we should tag the liberals so the wolf’s know who would make a tender snack....)


16 posted on 07/23/2011 7:17:09 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: george76

Thanks for the ping!


17 posted on 07/23/2011 7:19:04 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Grunthor

>I have enough to worry about with coyotes and cougars<

I would rather face the cougars and wolves than face another blithering liberal moron from the people’s republik of Seattle.


18 posted on 07/23/2011 7:22:52 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Big_Harry

I just looked it up. Apparently forest fires have driven grizzlies into Eastern Oregon. There are plans to hunt them down.

High power, large magazine, semi auto or assault rifles may be the next popular hunting rifle.


19 posted on 07/23/2011 7:36:42 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: microgood

“Reintroducing the wolf into the West will go down in history as one of the most monumentally stupid acts of all time.”

IIRC, the re-introduction of the gray wolf to the Lower 48 was the brainchild of one Hillary Ramrod Klintoon.


20 posted on 07/23/2011 8:15:43 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: max americana

I try to stay the heck out of that town.


21 posted on 07/23/2011 8:22:29 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
It's only a matter of time before the wolves kill somebody in Washington state, just like that jogger in Alaska last year.

Perhaps wolves should be introduced along the border where they might enjoy spicy south of the border delicacies.

22 posted on 07/23/2011 8:25:02 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought ("The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits)
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To: Flycatcher

Good to hear from you


23 posted on 07/23/2011 9:17:38 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Thanks. Good to be home.

Love the wilderness, but good to be home!

24 posted on 07/23/2011 9:41:47 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: george76

Shoot,shovel,shut up


25 posted on 07/23/2011 9:44:57 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: Big_Harry; george76

I have a feeling that the leaders have decided if they reintroduce wolves into our forests, camping will cut back, the need for herd management through hunting will be reduced and consequently people just won’t be buying rifles and handguns.

Who is going to go out shooting, camping or hunting if there’s a danger that you might be attacked by a pack of wolves? Keeping in mind that someone who goes out hunting deer once a year is nowhere close to being what I would consider a woodsman.

Hunters who drink in the evenings, and there’s lots of them, when they run out of beer they must go to town to buy more. Would you go to sleep half plastered if you knew there was wolves in the area?

Over the next twenty five years I won’t be surprised if the sales of hunting licenses drops significantly.


26 posted on 07/23/2011 9:51:11 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: microgood

“Reintroducing the wolf into the West will go down in history as one of the most monumentally stupid acts of all time.”

Reintroducing the wolf into the West will go down in history as one of the more cunningly treasonous acts of all time.

FIFY.

;-)


27 posted on 07/23/2011 10:01:22 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles.)
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To: Flycatcher
Mankind and wolfkind CANNOT coexist.

They can,just not in the lower 48.
28 posted on 07/23/2011 10:09:28 PM PDT by microgood
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To: microgood

Somebody should reintroduce a few wolves into Washington, DC. Lots of flabby soft lazy flesh there that would make good would eats for the pretty wolfies. How is it the bureaucrats and worthless know-nothing congress critters write and impose stupid laws that only affect distant citizens, but never themselves. I think a few wolf encounters would be very educational for the city folk who carefully protect themselves from even human encounters. My bet is not a one of them could tell a wolf from a dog. That includes most environmental wackos too.


29 posted on 07/23/2011 10:28:34 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: george76

30 posted on 07/24/2011 6:17:47 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Cold Heart
"I just looked it up. Apparently forest fires have driven grizzlies into Eastern Oregon. There are plans to hunt them down.

High power, large magazine, semi auto or assault rifles may be the next popular hunting rifle."

Like my FAL maybe?


31 posted on 07/24/2011 7:18:34 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: B4Ranch

What really galls me is that there is very little truthful dialogue between wildlife biologists and hunters. For years there has been a cover up on big cat populations from South Carolina to the West coast, big bears in the Northwest, and wolves all through the Northern to Northwestern states. I also know of one instance a few years ago where Virginia wildlife biologists were dumping sacks of rattlesnakes on a friend’s farm from a roadway to “re-introduce” them back into the area.

While I think it is exciting to be in an environment where there is a bit of risk, you are correct in stating that most hunters everywhere are just unprepared for an encounter with something that is going to hunt them back.

We always made a pact in camp before the hunt that if we were set on by a big bear it would just get shot and nobody would talk about it. I’ll be darned if I would give up a big elk to a bear, cat, or wolf pack after spending several thousand dollars on a hunt!


32 posted on 07/24/2011 7:56:26 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: Big_Harry
There is a fantascti wolf pack in north Carolina......

Go Pack!


33 posted on 07/24/2011 8:26:43 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: george76; Flycatcher
Thanks for the ping, George.

The animal/enviro-nazis in WA/OR (and that includes those that have infiltrated the two state's F&G Depts) will not be happy until wolf populations reach the level that are causing the same problems here that they have caused in ID, MT and WY.

Wolves had no valid reason to be reintroduced to the NW states. They compete with man for wild game, kill man's domesticated animals and in some cases have been a danger to man themselves.

The bunk we hear about them being a part of the ecosystem is just that, bunk. And what the enviro-nazis say about wolves only killing the sick and old is an outright lie.

When wolf pacts cross the Cascades and establish themselves in Western WA and OR the enviro-nazis that live in rural areas will start changing their tune when they have to contend with them on a daily basis. The three S's will become more popular.

34 posted on 07/24/2011 11:18:23 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Keep safe up there.


35 posted on 07/24/2011 11:55:51 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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36 posted on 07/24/2011 12:43:28 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: bert

LOL!


37 posted on 07/24/2011 3:16:51 PM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: george76

I just recieved notification of a 5th pack found in Stevens County, NE Washington. Five packs to many.


38 posted on 07/24/2011 8:27:04 PM PDT by NE WA Conservative
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Just spent a fair amount of time researching this so thought I would share it here. Two people have been reported killed by wolves in the past 100 years in North America. Bear killed 59 people in the last 10 years. Cougars killed 11 in the past 10 years. Domestic dogs kill 20 to 30 every year
The 2010 kill in Alaska was originally reported as a bear killing, noting that wolf tracks were also in the area. The Alaska Fish and Game (which was under scrutiny for areal killing of wolves) then reported the killing to be by wolves.
I guess the moral of this story is that wolves are not much of a threat to humans.
39 posted on 10/06/2011 1:26:10 PM PDT by rickk (rickk)
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