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Elk Foundation makes move in wolf legal case
KPAX News ^ | Jun 24, 2011 | Mark Holyoak

Posted on 06/26/2011 7:36:12 AM PDT by george76

MISSOULA- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation filed a note it plans to appeal any decision that adversely affects a state's right to manage fully recovered wolf populations.

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy is expected to decide whether Congress acted within Constitutional bounds when it delisted wolves in parts of the West.

"We are protecting our right to appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals any decision that results in another setback for conservation and science-based wildlife management," said RMEF President and CEO David Allen.

An unfavorable ruling may stop wolf hunts planned for this fall in both Montana and Idaho. As he did with other conservation groups, Molloy recently denied an RMEF motion to intervene in the lawsuit.

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


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1 posted on 06/26/2011 7:36:15 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Another example of environmentalists screwing up the environment.


2 posted on 06/26/2011 7:43:17 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: jazusamo

Donald Molloy


3 posted on 06/26/2011 7:43:46 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Down in my neck of the hills recently there was a wolf/coyote that attacked a child. Sorry I do not have a link. The wolf/coyote was killed by the mother of the child with a shotgun. Child = food for these predators. There may have to be a hunt for these predators, in my neck of the hills, should a child be lost.
4 posted on 06/26/2011 7:46:00 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: george76

The Democrats/liberals could care less about elk and wolves. They just want all those rifles gone. People with rifles make it hard to impose your will on others because you’re just so darn smart and good.


5 posted on 06/26/2011 7:48:16 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: george76

The article is so poorly written it is hard to figure out who is doing what to whom. From what it said:

1) Congress delisted wolves from the endangered species act in parts of the west.

2) The RMEF (I can’t help but read that as “REMF”, a military term for “rear echelon mother-f*****”), objects, because they say this will interfere with the ability of States to manage their wolves. Huh?

3) “An unfavorable ruling may stop wolf hunts...” And what would an unfavorable ruling be? Against delisting or State management or what?

4) “At least two groups filed a second motion asking the judge to reconsider.” Reconsider what? According to the article the judge hasn’t decided yet. And if he did, what would he be reconsidering?


6 posted on 06/26/2011 7:50:17 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: george76
WE have way too many wolves in Alaska, many GMU's are about devoid of moose due to the explosive growth of wolf populations with the lack of predator control.

Biggest problem facing sportsman are our corrupt politicals with their hands out for the wolf luver's money. The ones that call for wolf control are then targeted at election time. No joke, the politicals are very aware of the bucks the wolf luvers are ready to send their way.

Palin is one of the few that did all she was able to, to control wolf numbers when they got outta whack. I actually had wolves in my garbage cans along the side of my shed at 3am in morning last Nov. My nx door neighbor ran out in his driveway to kill a wolf that had his dog by the neck, sprayed blood all over the snow with 12 gage. Boy, I see wolves close up here at home, and the Elk Foundation needs to be proactive on this one for sure.

7 posted on 06/26/2011 7:53:33 AM PDT by Eska
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; proud_yank; Carry_Okie; editor-surveyor; LucyT; Troublemaker; NVDave; ...

RMEF = The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation .

Judge Molloy was just big-footed by Congress on two, and probably three live court cases.

If Molloy declares the Green plaintiffs correct, we’ll see wolves re-listed – until Congress acts to change the law.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2740134/posts


8 posted on 06/26/2011 8:05:32 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation filed a note it plans to appeal any decision that adversely affects a state's right to manage fully recovered wolf populations.

Better late than never. RMEF was on the wrong side of this issue for quite some time. They have since repented.

9 posted on 06/26/2011 8:08:47 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Eska

The management and control of the wolves should be in the hands of the states.

The green Communists are pushing the UN Agenda 21


10 posted on 06/26/2011 8:10:45 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
From what I have heard about the number of young elk killed by the wolves in these western states I think that RMEF is anti-wolf.

They would be fighting for the states to control the number of wolves.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is not an bunch of environmental wackos.

That said the article is so poorly written that the facts of the case are hard to discern.

11 posted on 06/26/2011 8:22:06 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: george76

The leftist feely-touchy Idiocracy in full bloom.

There are several solid reasons why early settlers of the land wiped out the wolf populations.

Supporters of this tripe should be required to overnight, unarmed, with sleeping bag and tent in territory where they have been instrumental in re-establishing the wolf.

Bring the whole family!


12 posted on 06/26/2011 8:24:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“REMF”, a military term for “rear echelon mother-f*****”)

LOL

That is the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and I believe they are in favor of reducing the wolf population (they historically have been a very hunter friendly group).


13 posted on 06/26/2011 8:24:40 AM PDT by Big_Harry ( Starve the Beast!)
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To: george76

There’s always shoot, shovel and shut up.


14 posted on 06/26/2011 8:30:11 AM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Carry_Okie

“Better late than never. RMEF was on the wrong side of this issue for quite some time. They have since repented.”

“Reality” is even worse than “payback” in terms of ‘b*tch factor’, as the “politically astute class” at RMEF are discovering. Any member of RMEF could have told their organizational leadership that beasts will be beasts.

Sorry for my attitude, but my sympathy gland is not yet awake and fully functioning.


15 posted on 06/26/2011 8:37:13 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: Carry_Okie

Hopefully , actions by Judge Molloy forces Congress to make further alterations of the Endangered Species Act .

Then repeal the whole mess in 2012.


16 posted on 06/26/2011 8:39:47 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Iron Munro

“The leftist feely-touchy Idiocracy in full bloom.

There are several solid reasons why early settlers of the land wiped out the wolf populations.

Supporters of this tripe should be required to overnight, unarmed, with sleeping bag and tent in territory where they have been instrumental in re-establishing the wolf.

Bring the whole family!

Didn’t you forget to require that breakfast, lunch and dinner must (not ‘may’) be freshly fried bacon?

Just wonderin’

;-)


17 posted on 06/26/2011 8:39:52 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: Iron Munro

Most of the urban lefties have no clue. They believe in the Disneyland view of wildlife.

We recommend that the eco-lefties remember their little brass bells so that wolves and bears can find them faster.


18 posted on 06/26/2011 8:45:11 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
You've got it backwards. There is a group of so called enviro nuts who are suing to stop the delisting of the wolves claiming that 7,300 or so wolves are needed. The group in this article is going to appeal the ruling if the ruling says congress doesn't have the right to delist wolves. They are fighting for the states right to manage their own wildlife without interference from the courts and radical enviro groups.

BTW, there is another article on FR right now about the group that is suing to over turn the delisting, don't have link but perhaps a search will do it for you.

19 posted on 06/26/2011 8:53:24 AM PDT by calex59
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To: GladesGuru
Sorry for my attitude, but my sympathy gland is not yet awake and fully functioning.

While sympathy is not deserved we should welcome the money and organizational power they bring. Moreover, given their earlier support for wolf reintroduction they have some "moral cred" with the idiots who've backed Ted Turner's little misbegotten adventure. What we should be watching for is the fine hand of betrayal. They did it once, and could do so again.

Hence, I put more credence in the Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd (FOTNYEH). This business with the tape worms in the introduced wolves is going to be a disaster for the better part of a century.

20 posted on 06/26/2011 8:59:25 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: george76

There’s no doubt in my mind that this turkey Molloy will side with the enviro-nazis to find Congress did not act within Constitutional bounds on the delisting. I won’t go so far as to say Molloy is a commie but he’s probably the closest thing to it on the federal bench.

Happy to see the RMEF is willing to fight and appeal any adverse decision by Molloy, they have financial backing that will be very useful.


21 posted on 06/26/2011 10:03:15 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: calex59

You explained it clearly, which means you did a better job than a journalist who is paid to do so.


22 posted on 06/26/2011 10:03:40 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Eska
"We have way too many wolves in Alaska...."

Last fall I hunted bear 100 miles north of Dillingham, didn't hear or see any wolves, but the other hunter in camp shot a scrawny female in bad shape off a moose carcass.

I had plenty of tags & was hoping to get a wolf or wolverine, but only got my brownie.

Just before I left, the outfitter's other camp had two wolverines hitting a carcass, but there wasn't enough time left on my hunt to transfer me up there.

The hunt was a hoot anyway.

23 posted on 06/26/2011 11:26:00 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: TYVets

You are correct Re: the RMEF...


24 posted on 06/26/2011 5:07:27 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
You are correct Re: the RMEF...

Not historically. They've gone through a bit of a re-org now that their membership is screaming at the board. Too late. Hydatid disease will be a disaster in the entire region for the next 25 years, even if they started exterminating every wolf and coyote tomorrow.

Ed Bangs belongs in jail.

25 posted on 06/26/2011 10:26:19 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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