Skip to comments.Idaho county declares disaster over wolves
Posted on 09/21/2010 8:26:38 PM PDT by george76
Officials in Idaho County want Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to declare an ongoing disaster that will allow wolves to be shot on sight, citing attacks on livestock and wildlife.
County commissioners declared a local disaster Thursday. The governor's office was aware of the county's move but had not seen it and couldn't immediately comment, said Otter spokesman Jon Hanian.
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the Canadian Grey Wolf, a super sized predator hunting in super sized packs that evolved to chase caribou herds for hundreds of miles.
Good. Wolves are a menace if their numbers are not monitored and controlled.
they are thick and need to be thinned out. Farmer’s and Rancher’s need to protect their livestock. These enviromentalist don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground.
A disaster emergency, as defined in Section 46-1002 (3) and (4), Idaho Code, is in existence as a result of the 1995-96 introduction of the Canadian Gray Wolves, causing vast devastation of the social culture, economy and natural resources of Idaho County.
Little red riding hood is at code red
Ahh,the 3 S’s
Where’s that lady that shoots them from a chopper????
There is a reason they were hunted to near extinction.
To bad we cant turn them loose on liberals alone.
What is wrong with making wolves extinct in the wild? They serve no modern purpose, the only thing they do is thin the herds of animals that man likes to hunt, nurture or grow into steaks. Evolution demands that we as the top predator in the world, hunt them until gone.
We just spend a month in Idaho. The folks there are incensed at the situation. One Canadian gray wolf kills and eats 40 ungulates (hoofed animals) per year and kills another 40 just for the sport of it. The are decimating the elk, antelope and deer herds and also endangering moose. It’s getting to a crisis stage.
8 mexican grey wovles were introduced into SE AZ by liberal hand wringers.
Within 6 months all had been killed for attacks on people or pets or livestock.
Federal implementation of wolf introduction has violated the Endangered Species act (ESA) on virtually every count. Dr. Richard Mitchell, PhD., one of the original authors of the ESA, traveled from Washington, D.C., on January 11, 2000, to testify in Billings [Montana] at the Predator Management Symposium.
Dr. Mitchell stated to an audience of several hundred, including Sen. Conrad Burns, that it was a violation of the ESA to dump the Canadian Grey wolf on top of the Rocky Mountain wolf.
They kill for fun?!!!
I thought they were noble spiritual critters communing with Indian princesses
The entire state should declare itself a wolf disaster area. Last year, in my area of the state, it was the worst elk hunting season that anyone can remember. The so-called experts do not have a clue what the wolf population is.
Good Lord! Do these people even hear what they say?
But, but...they’re so pretty.
The wolves also easily out breed the elk, so the wolf population is exploding.
Capture them and turn them loose in DC!
If the nation thinks this is so important than we need to start putting other animals back to their original habitat.
Just read Lewis and Clark's journals and put the elk and grizzlies back on the plains near St Louis where they were. Then maybe the American people would wake up.
Livestock I can understand, but wildlife? What the hell are the wolves supposed to eat? Tofu?
“The entire state should declare itself a wolf disaster area. Last year, in my area of the state, it was the worst elk hunting season that anyone can remember. The so-called experts do not have a clue what the wolf population is.”
Regretfully, I must tell you those bureau-scientists DO know what the wolf population is, the damage their wolves are inflicting on the prey base, and the source of their funding.
The “source of their funding” is the critical clause. Bureau-scientists are AgencyPersons first and scientists second. As AgencyPersons, they live by the core rule of all AgencyPersons in all bureaucracies.
That core belief of the NatureNazi in that Department of Wildlife uniform is: “AGENDA UBER ALLES!”
Actually, they are in the planning stages to re-introduce elk not far from St. Louis. Missouri will soon decide whether to reintroduce elk
Help put a mama griz in Washington,2012!
Wolves are impressive and beautiful animals, but there’s no excuse for allowing them anywhere near populated areas. If we need population control for small animals, there are predators for that which are non a threat to humans, and if we need population control for large animals, nobody does it better than humans with firearms.
I’m more than happy to go to a zoo or predator refuge if I want to be mystified by the majesty of the wolf.
shoot shovel and shut up
Yep- livestock is the rancher’s living.
Great minds think alike!
How’s this for a small-scale version of this kind of “predator introduction”: In NYC some city EPA officials decided to introduce possums to control the rat population (four legged). Now part of the city is being overrun by possums and the rat problem continues unabated.
This is the problem with bureaucrats calling the shots! They only know that the gray wolf is Canis Lupus! They can’t distinguish between a Canadian Gray, a Mexican Gray or a Western Gray Wolf. They have no concept (or refuse to accept) that the difference can be, on a predatory scale, as great as that between a Pekingese and a Rottweiler. And the ranchers are left to clean up the mess and get stuck with the bill as well!
That's just a ruse to keep the Wolf in Chief away ... cause,
as they say in trailer parks everywhere ...
Where lead's a flowin',
This pervert ain't goin'
“Actually, they are in the planning stages to re-introduce elk not far from St. Louis. Missouri will soon decide whether to reintroduce elk”
Sounds like it is the state making the decision. More power to them if that is what the folks of Missouri want.
I didn’t bother to purchase a hunting
license last year or this year. There are
many very experienced hunters in town
with all the “toys”. They have been coming
home empty handed. My company has
me on an extended trip to San Diego so
I couldn’t take advantage of a license
It might not be related, but my wife says
there have been more mountain lions
around town lately. Perhaps the wolves
have eaten so much that they are looking
for food in city areas.
Also mountain lions fear wolf packs...with good reason
Inasmuch as I am predisposed to reducing the bulk of these predators to fur coats, genetically, this belief that the wolves introduced into Yellowstone are genetically foreign is a myth; they are the same species. Wolves can double or halve in size in but five generations depending upon environmental conditions, particularly the abundance and quality of food. I have greater objections to the fact that the introduced wolves were carrying hydatid cysts from Echinococcosis granulosus tapeworms (despite agency promises to the contrary) than to their size relative to existing timber wolf packs hundreds of miles away. The reason the packs are large is that up until recently, food has been plentiful. When that is gone and they resort to cannibalism, things will change.
One way or another, large numbers of them need to be hunted down now, if not eradicated until the E. granulosus eggs are gone, which could take 25 years or more. THAT introduction is the real environmental disaster associated with this program.
As to your source, I would take everything Julie Smithson republishes with a serious grain of salt. She is diligent, but totally unqualified to evaluate the integrity of technical research. Stick with guys like George Dovel and Charles Kay.
I was working at a site near Salmon, Idaho - about 1994?. They had recently introduced just two wolves I think into the area. It wasn’t too long afterwards that a wolve was found nailed to a telephone pole with a sign that said “Ranchers 1, Wolves 0”.
Amazing how that has changed in just 16 years.
I will look up George Dovel and Charles Kay.
The link in the post I gave you is to one of Dovel’s articles. It is excellent.
Did they run out of nails? Sounds like
time to restock.
Can we do the same thing with Democrats?
When long necked prey like deer are predated into scarcity, count on cougar turning to livestock, pets, and people.
I do hope your wife is always armed, and hopefully never alone.
Hmmmn - Could we infer from your post’s mention of hydatid disease that Democrap Syndrome (DS)is a result of a hyperparasite infecting a human host which is not evolutionarily adapted to CNS infections?
If so, this might offer a cure for DS. Imagine a world where a dose of an antihelminthic would turn urban social parasites back into productive humans.
My wife isn't always armed, but she has the option to do so. She works as a police dispatcher, so often has armed officers very nearby.
“When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.”
It looks to me like if the states with real wolf problems don’t start getting cooperation from the federal judicial system and the enviro nutjobs the states are going to act on their own.
I wouldn’t blame them a bit and in fact hope it comes to pass. The feds and enviro’s are not the ones suffering from the crazy reintroduction of these killing machines.
The lawyers and eco-nuts make millions $$$ from lawsuits against the feds.
The feds easily roll over ... giving away our tax money.
States rights ?
I believe yes and other issues