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Shots fired in wolf war by Idaho archer
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 October, 2011 | Dave Workman

Posted on 10/08/2011 5:49:05 AM PDT by marktwain

Environmentalist arguments that wolves do not pose a potential threat to humans took another hit when bowhunter Rene Anderson took what she is convinced was a defensive action and fatally shot a wolf that had moved aggressively to within ten feet of her on a remote ridge near Headquarters, Idaho.

Anderson, speaking to this column Friday morning, said the animal loped toward her while she was elk hunting back on Sept. 25. Her story is just now moving into high gear across the Internet, and she is being supported by friends and co-workers in Pierce, a community about 13 miles south of the old Headquarters logging town that now has only a handful of residents.

Support for Anderson is not universal, though. This story has gotten some attention at the Northwest Hiker’s forum. Contracting views appear on the HuntFishNW forum.

Accounts of the incident have appeared on various forums and in at least one newspaper, but Anderson’s narrative is somewhat chilling. She had blown an elk call about a half hour earlier, after her husband, Denny, had dropped her off on a ridge for a downhill hunt. For whatever reason, he had insisted that she carry her .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver. Both Andersons told this column that there are “a lot of wolves” in the Headquarters area. Rene said wherever she finds wolf sign, she no longer finds any elk sign.

Idaho’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan states wolves molesting or attacking livestock or domestic animals may be disposed of, and one has the right to protect oneself in self-defense.—Clearwater Tribune

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: banglist; id; wolf; wy
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If a wolf comes within 10 feet of you, and knows that you are there, it is a dangerous situation.
1 posted on 10/08/2011 5:49:09 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

None of the people bitching about her actions had face down a wolf.


2 posted on 10/08/2011 5:52:25 AM PDT by umgud
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To: marktwain

I really think America is becoming collectively insane. 100 years ago this would have been a no-brainer.

Wolf attacks woman, woman shoots wolf - end of story.


3 posted on 10/08/2011 5:56:16 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: marktwain

I’m still of the mind, shoot ‘em and leave ‘em!


4 posted on 10/08/2011 5:57:43 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: marktwain

Shoot
Shovel
Shutup....


5 posted on 10/08/2011 5:58:14 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: marktwain

Until I read the article I thought she shot the wolf dead with her bow! I am still impressed with her shooting, though, Seeing a wolf coming straight at you would be intimidating.


6 posted on 10/08/2011 6:02:06 AM PDT by jdsteel (Cain vs. Not Able.......now that Sarah's out.)
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To: Vaquero

You took the words out of my mouth!
Simple & logical solution. I like that!


7 posted on 10/08/2011 6:03:53 AM PDT by FES0844
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"wolf advocates" = people with psychotic delusions that wolves are just furry friendly people and who frequently also think Bambi is a nature documentary and who usually live in cities. These people are dangerous and should be avoided.
8 posted on 10/08/2011 6:05:47 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: marktwain
Sounds like a "wolf" game warden just coming over to bite ~ or check to see if she had an elk license!!!!

Or, maybe he was joining in the hunt ~ humans and wolves having a common interest ~ the wolf gets the guts and the human gets the steaks and chops.

9 posted on 10/08/2011 6:10:54 AM PDT by muawiyah
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.44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver.... big mammal killer If it was good enough for dirty Harry, it will make short work of el lobo...
10 posted on 10/08/2011 6:12:05 AM PDT by 3Fingas (o)
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Can’t blame her a bit. A wild animal (especially a predator with lots of nasty sharp pointy teeth), willingly coming that close to a human being is trouble.


11 posted on 10/08/2011 6:16:17 AM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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If a wolf comes within 10 feet of you....

I certainly agree with you on that. In fact, I would go farther to suggest that any predator that comes close enough to be killed by a handgun deserves to die.

12 posted on 10/08/2011 6:18:48 AM PDT by beancounter13
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To: marktwain

Manhattan ‘outdoorsmen’ complaining.


13 posted on 10/08/2011 6:19:23 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: marktwain

I am not sure how to post a picture on this forum so here is a link to the shooter and the wolf. Most will be shocked when the see the size of the wolf.g

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i3/RioHondoHank/5b09f90e.jpg


14 posted on 10/08/2011 6:24:57 AM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: from occupied ga
"...frequently also think Bambi is a nature documentary"

It wasn't? I was a little suspicious that it was animated, but I always thought "who could make up stuff like that?".

15 posted on 10/08/2011 6:25:25 AM PDT by Batrachian (Not every human problem deserves a law.)
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To: marktwain

We need a picture of Rene to determine guilt.........


16 posted on 10/08/2011 6:26:31 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: ZULU

The vast majority of Americans live in urban areas and haven’t the foggiest understanding of nature,predators,or cause and effect.


17 posted on 10/08/2011 6:26:53 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Okieshooter

Thanks.


18 posted on 10/08/2011 6:31:49 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Now that the field has narrowed, Cain is able.)
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To: DemforBush
especially a predator with lots of nasty sharp pointy teeth
19 posted on 10/08/2011 6:34:56 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Okieshooter

That is a huge wolf!


20 posted on 10/08/2011 6:35:05 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (46 55 42 4f)
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