Skip to comments.Myths, Legends, & Misconceptions of the Wolf
Posted on 08/21/2010 12:08:13 PM PDT by Tom Hawks
I and others have written extensively about the wolf reintroduction program and the destruction it has caused since the first 60 were released into Yellowstone Park and Idaho in 1995. What we are attempting to do with these articles is to wake up as many people as possible about the danger the left has put Americans in.
There is a Wolf Cult in America that has convinced many Americans that it would be a good thing to have wild wolves as neighbors in our local parks. Well I for one, and many like me, do not wish to be confronted by a wolf when we decide to go fishing or camping. Especially since the wolves that are being introduced into our parks, like to roam in packs. So if you see one you can bet the farm there are more lurking around near by.
Gate was given permission to post, in whole, an article written by T. R. Mader, the Research Director of AWS which is an independent research organization. Mader has researched wolf history for more than 15 years before he wrote this article. He has since traveled extensively as he continues conducting research and interviews on environmental issues.
Mader wrote this article at the height of furor over the wolf re-introduction program in 1995 & 96. It's my hope that by posting this, many of you will have a better understanding of the anger many ranchers, farmers, hunters, and even regular small town city folk have with a program that has proved to be everything those against the program warned about some 15 years ago.
Due to the length of the article, it has been divided into three parts, and instead of creating three separate posts on FR, I have created three links below for you to follow if you so desire to read the article, "Myths, Legends, & Misconceptions of the Wolf".
Part 1- Misconceptions 1 to 6
Part 2 - Misconceptions 7 to 12
Part 3 - Conclusion & Bibliography
What strikes me, and others who are against introducing vicious predators like wolves into areas occupied by humans, is the number of conservatives who agree with the pro-wolf crowd. If you think it's OK, then let us release them in your neck of the woods, and let you deal with them.
If they could be "controlled" (zap collars perhaps) they'd give us a good start on the North end's 60 to 70 thousand wild deer, and the South end's 50 thousand wild deer.
Fire arms are inappropriate in a heavily urbanized area where you are unable to "clear" downrange. But wolves would be fine. Just track'em and follow them around with a meat wagon or something.
Be very careful what you ask for, because you know very well that those who would implement the program will be the same ones who are now denying the destruction these wolves are wrecking in the Northwest.
What you need to do is get rid of the stupid laws that only let you hunt at certain times of the year. If you have that many deer, then extend the hunting season to a year round and allow each hunter to kill more per tag.
However, DO NOT ask for wolves to be released into your area. First get rid of the wolves running your state that will not allow the hunters to do what they do best.
No, this is an urban area ~ very urban. The hunting laws don't need to be liberalized at all ~ we need animals who can kill lots of deer.
Yeah and if pigs could fly...
You are delusional if you think that an animal that will kill many deer will only kill the deer. Look into what is going on in Northern Minn, Wisc, and Mich and you will think differently.
Once the deer population is down, what do you think those wolves will be hinting?
I’ll tell you what, farm animals, your pets and your small children.
Most of the time I see the reverse --- humans being released into animals' neck of the woods.
I was talking to a guy at the range who owns hunting land in northern Wisc. He told about a deer that came limping by, its back all torn up from wolves. He put it down. Wolves have decimated the deer in northern Wisc. The bears, cougars and coyotes don't help either.
And what do you suggest, limit mans ability to go into the woods. You sound like a leftist who agrees that people belong in the city where the government can control us.
Look into the history of this and you will see that the wolf was NEVER in danger of going extinct.
The only thin in danger of going extinct is every Americans RIGHT to go into the woods because idiots like you are worried about man infringing upon the animals world.
I suggested zap collars. The wolf goes the wrong way, or decides to eat doggies instead of deer, s/he gets zapped.
They're smart. Even coyotes learn to obey traffic signals ~ I've watched one stop at the red. Wait for the green and then look both ways and cross safely.
But coyotes aren't big enough to take down a bunch of deer and won't work in groups. Wolves are big, strong and cooperative. We could begin training them in nearby military enclosures with 20 ft high barbed wire topped fences.
I’m still amazed every time I hear an adult refer to these animals as “woofs”! I’ve even heard preachers use this term (e,g,”sheep in “woof’s clothing”...).
Actually what you need to do is to open the area to archery hunting. Cities like Pittsburgh have done this to control suburban deer populations.
In highly populated districts the firearms for hunting deer are limited to shotguns with either buckshot of slugs, both of which are very limited in range, especially the buckshot. Archery is another way to limit damage to things other than the deer being hunted. Making excuses for not allowing hunting is just BS. The reason you have so many is because not enough people hunt them.
Pittsburgh is not Fairfax.
Wolves need to be hunted. The problem in part is that it seems due to white flight of liberals out of Crapistan California the wolf has to share his mountain habitat with liberals. Open season on all.
They're freezers are bursting with venison. If the Salvadorans around here had freezers, they'd be filling them too.
These things breed like bunnies and hide out behind homes. We found 7 of them trimming my lawn the other day (drought's hard on 'em).
What's going on is that people plant lawns, plant bushes, plant bulbs, plant all manner of good things for deer to eat and fail to instal 12 ft high fences around it. Deer can outbreed the ability of their predators to kill them ~ and will outbreed their range.
Only a man/wolf combo double-team has a hope of driving down this surplus.
Bzzzt. Wrong. Coyotes can, and do, hunt in packs. They can also take down deer although they usually hung smaller game and also take out domestic animals such as sheep and goats, not to mention cats and dogs. I doubt very seriously if wolves can be taught to hunt on command.
Anyone who has spent time hunting or just being in the field, and is serious about the environment, as we sportsmen are, do get it. The rest watch too much Animal Planet.
No it's not but if I lived in Fairfax (I did about 25 yrs ago) I would give archery hunting a try before I reintroduced savage, bloodthirsty, uncontrollable killers.
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