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  • Wisconsin wolf attacks on farms, dogs hit record high, DNR says

    02/18/2011 6:23:13 PM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    News of the North ^ | 02/16/2011 | Joe Costanza
    Attacks by wolves on livestock and hunting dogs rose sharply in 2010 from recent years, according to a new report by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Wolf depredation to livestock occurred on 47 farms in 2010, compared to 28 farms in 2009, and topped the previous record of 32 farms in 2008, DNR said in a just-released 16-page study, which can be read in its entirety HERE DNR estimates there are nearly 700 wolves in the state currently, a number that has grown in recent years including 2005 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relisted wolves to endangered...
  • Schweitzer says Montana will defy feds, kill wolves that prey on elk, livestock

    02/17/2011 2:41:35 PM PST · by roamer_1 · 48 replies ^ | February 17, 2011 | MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press
    BILLINGS - Defying federal authority over gray wolves, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday encouraged ranchers to kill wolves that prey on their livestock - even in areas where that is not currently allowed - and said the state will start shooting packs that hurt elk herds. Schweitzer said he no longer would wait for federal officials to resolve the tangle of lawsuits over wolves, which has kept the animals on the endangered species list for a decade since recovery goals were first met. "We will take action in Montana on our own," he said. "We've had it with Washington,...
  • GOP budget bill lifts wolf protections (ID & MT)

    02/14/2011 11:32:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | February 14, 2011 | Matthew Brown - AP
    A Republican budget bill would strip gray wolves of Endangered Species Act protections across most of the Northern Rockies. A two-sentence provision tucked into the GOP's continuing budget resolution directs Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to reissue a 2009 rule that took wolves off the endangered list in Montana, Idaho and parts of Oregon, Washington and Utah.
  • Judge Molloy wants to resolve question over wolves experimental status

    01/29/2011 5:15:20 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    KPAX/KAJ ^ | Jan 29, 2011 | Dennis Bragg
    U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy is telling attorneys for environmental groups and wildlife management agencies to gather their data and help resolve whether gray wolves should still be an "experimental species" in the Northern Rockies. When wolves were re-introduced in Central Idaho and Yellowstone Park in the mid-90s, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had them designated as an "experimental, non-essential" species. That allowed scientists to work on re-building wolf populations and gauging their survival, but also answered ranchers' concerns by allowing wolves that preyed on livestock to be killed. The question over whether the wolves are still "experimental"...
  • Wolves, bears blamed for decline of elk in Yellowstone

    01/14/2011 9:29:36 AM PST · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 12 , 2011 | Laura Zuckerman
    Wolves and grizzly bears are mostly to blame for a steep population decline in a signature elk herd in the northern range of Yellowstone National Park, government scientists said on Wednesday. The elk population in the northern section of the park is prized by sportsmen who hunt outside Yellowstone boundaries in Montana and by the millions who pour into the park each year to see wildlife. Annual counts of the northern Yellowstone elk population show it has plummeted by more than 70 percent since 1995, falling from 16,791 to fewer than 5,000 today. Biologists said wolves and grizzlies are the...
  • U.S. District Judge Molloy to step aside

    12/23/2010 9:30:02 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | December 23, 2010 | LORNA THACKERAY
    U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy, author of some of the most controversial rulings in recent Montana history, announced Wednesday that he will be taking senior status in August 2011. "Senior status" means retirement from active service. Senior judges continue to hear cases, usually with a reduced case load. He blocked removal of gray wolves from the endangered-species list and dismissed a lawsuit filed by Montana and other states that wanted out from under federal gun laws. He declared a U.S. Forest Service plan for dropping retardant on fires illegal and said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service arbitrarily excluded parts...
  • Planned suit calls for return of wolves across US

    12/22/2010 6:03:21 PM PST · by george76 · 87 replies
    ap ^ | December 22, 2010 | MATTHEW BROWN
    Environmentalists said Tuesday they intend to sue the Obama administration to force it to restore gray wolves across the lower 48 states — even as Republicans in Congress sought unsuccessfully to strip the animals of protection. The Center for Biological Diversity said in a formal notice to the Interior Department that it will sue the agency in 60 days unless the government crafts a plan to bring back wolves ...
  • Ariz. commission supports gray wolf delisting

    12/05/2010 10:11:28 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | December 5th, 2010
    The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has voted to support congressional action aimed at removing gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. The commission voted 4-1 after a lengthy meeting Saturday in support of federal legislation that would declare the wolves recovered and no longer in need of federal protections.
  • ‘Robust’ population of coyotes in North Country may be part wolf

    11/30/2010 5:48:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies · 1+ views
    North Country Now ^ | CRAIG FREILICH
    Wildlife experts say that the “robust” population of coyotes in the Greater Canton-Potsdam Area is at least part wolf and larger than their Western counterparts, probably because of the wolf genes. “We certainly have a robust coyote population including in the Canton and Potsdam area – just no specific numbers,” says state Department of Environmental Conservation biologist Andrew MacDuff. However, a good count of the Eastern coyotes is elusive, he says. Adults, at 35 to 45 pounds, are five to 10 pounds heavier than the average Western coyote, probably because they picked up some wolf genes during their migration eastward,...
  • No agreement over conflicting wolf rulings

    11/24/2010 11:43:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Jackson Hole News & Guide ^ | November 24, 2010 | Cory Hatch
    While one conservationist sees room to negotiate, two hunters disagree.Two seemingly contradictory wolf decisions from two U.S. District Court judges in Wyoming and Montana indicate that it is time to move the wolf debate out of the courts, the head of a regional conservation group said Tuesday. The decisions also show that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service “has not done a very good job in terms of keeping up with its legal responsibilities,” Greater Yellowstone Coalition executive director Mike Clark said. At issue are rulings from U.S. District Court judges Donald Molloy, of Missoula, Mont., and Alan B. Johnson,...
  • Federal judge rules for Wyoming in wolf lawsuit

    11/20/2010 9:34:42 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | Nov. 20, 2010 | Ben Neary
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider whether Wyoming's wolf management plan is adequate to meet recovery goals for the species. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne said the federal agency was wrong to insist that Wyoming agree to change its management plan to give wolves more protection before it would end federal oversight of the species. The federal government originally said it wanted to achieve a wolf population of 300 animals when it started its wolf reintroduction program in the Northern Rockies in the 1990s. Biologists say there are now...
  • Alaskan wolves losing fear of humans

    11/08/2010 5:45:10 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 8, 2010
    Wolves "losing a fear of humans" have people in Anchorage, Alaska, fearfully asking officials for action, authorities say. Although many people are lured to Alaska for its wilderness and many choose to reside either in a wilderness setting or close to it, when the wild things come into their back yards, they get jittery as one resident became when a pet beagle was allegedly dragged into the woods by wolves, the Anchorage Daily News reported. "I really hope that an action plan to eliminate this problem will be acted upon before another pet -- or God forbid, a child --...
  • Hunters fend off pack of aggressive wolves (MT)

    11/05/2010 9:58:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | November 5, 2010 | Jim Mann
    Two Flathead Valley men who were retrieving an elk in the South Fork Flathead drainage say they ended up fending off a pack of aggressive wolves Saturday.They were forced to leave behind the elk, and they ended up killing one wolf, resulting in an investigation because wolves are still protected under the Endangered Species Act.Mark Appleby, a 49-year-old hunter from Columbia Falls, shot the 6-point bull elk the day before, on Oct. 29, off the Deep Creek Road east of Hungry Horse Reservoir. He quartered the animal and hiked out with the head with the intent of returning to...
  • Wolf recovery brings backlash in Congress

    10/22/2010 4:47:18 PM PDT · by epithermal · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 21, 2010 | Kim Murphy
    KALISPELL, Mont. — Rep. Denny Rehberg, who manages a ranch outside Billings, Mont., knows quite literally what it means to have the wolf at the door: A single wolf killed 51 prized cashmere goats in his pasture years ago. " 'Shoot, shovel and shut up' is a joke in Montana," said Rehberg, referring to a long-standing reference among landowners across the West — perhaps only half in jest — to the best way to deal with a federally protected endangered species like the gray wolf. The reintroduction of the wolf in the northern Rocky Mountains has been so contentious that...
  • Idaho governor pulls off gloves on wolves

    10/20/2010 5:07:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 October, 2010 | Dave Workman
    Back at the keyboard after a long weekend hunting mule deer in Okanogan County finds this column pleasantly surprised by Monday’s letter from Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter that throws down a gauntlet to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar over wolf management in the Gem State. We all know Salazar as the former Colorado Attorney General who contended that the state’s 2003 concealed carry statute, which amounts to a preemption law, did not apply to college campuses. A ban on guns at the University of Colorado’s three campuses in Colorado Springs, Boulder and Denver, is being challenged and the state Supreme...
  • Idaho No Longer Managing Gray Wolves

    10/19/2010 2:07:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies ^ | October 19, 2010 | Staff
    Boise, Idaho -- We are no longer managing your wolves. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter told the Federal Government that Idaho will no longer be a designated agent in wolf management under the Endangered Species Act. It's a decision that's being met with approval and disappointment. "This has been after months and months and months of frustration," said Otter. Frustration over a federal court's decision to put the gray wolf back on the Endangered Species List. It was de-listed in May 2008 and then put back on it this past August. Otter says that hinders the state's sovereign right to manage...
  • Senators want wolves to lose endangered status

    09/28/2010 5:52:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | September 28, 2010
    Montana's senators have introduced a bill to remove gray wolves in Idaho and Montana from protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. The measure was introduced Tuesday by Democrats Max Baucus and Jon Tester. A similar measure was introduced last week by Idaho Republican Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch.
  • Idaho county declares disaster over wolves

    09/21/2010 8:26:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    ap ^ | September 18, 2010 | JESSIE L. BONNER and JOHN MILLER
    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.
  • Court Favors Wolves, Endangers Elk, Moose and Humans

    09/09/2010 9:51:09 AM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies
    the new american ^ | 09.09.2010 | willilam f. jasper
    United States District Judge Donald Molloy's August 5 decision to restore full endangered species protection to the Canadian gray wolf in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming virtually guarantees that more people will fall victim to the proliferating and increasingly brazen predators. In addition, elk populations as well as populations of other wild ungulates (moose, deer, goats, sheep, bison) may be driven to near extinction levels in many parts of the Rocky Mountain Northwest due to wolf predation. Ranchers also have experienced a sharp increase in wolf killings of cattle and sheep, enough so that some cattlemen and sheepmen have been driven...
  • Wolf Killings Set to Expand Despite Endangered Status

    09/05/2010 4:01:29 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 21 replies
    Foxnews / AP ^ | Sept 5, 2010 | Staff
    BILLINGS, Mont. -- Government agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite recent court actions restoring the animal's endangered status across most of the country.
  • Bear attack highlights lax Ohio exotic pet laws ( CT and FL...)

    08/31/2010 9:25:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    ap ^ | August 31, 2010 | JULIE CARR SMYTH
    The bear that recently killed a caretaker in a Cleveland suburb was the latest example of animal violence in a state that has some of the nation's weakest restrictions on exotic pets and among the highest number of injuries and deaths caused by them. The death in Ohio and attacks elsewhere - including the maiming of a Connecticut woman by her friend's pet chimpanzee and a 2-year-old Florida girl squeezed to death by her family's python - highlight that the patchwork of federal, state and local laws on keeping dangerous wild animals at home has holes. After a friend's 200-pound...
  • Myths, Legends, & Misconceptions of the Wolf

    08/21/2010 12:08:13 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 110 replies · 2+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 8/21/10 | T. R. Mader
    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...
  • Neighbors: Home where bear attacked Ohioan a 'zoo'

    08/21/2010 11:52:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 21, 2010 | Thomas J. Sheeran
    COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio – The roars and howls emanating from the property of a man who kept a menagerie of wolves, tigers and bears had many of his neighbors fed up even before one of the bears attacked and killed its 24-year-old caretaker. "It's a pain in the neck," said Tom Burrington, 68, a retiree who lives two doors down. "There are coyotes hollering at night, lions roaring at night, junkyard dogs barking all day." The property held about seven to nine bears and 20 wolves, and possibly a lion and three or four tigers... The filing also listed "Ceasar...
  • Officials: Wolf kills 100-pound dog in Utah

    08/10/2010 6:03:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies · 2+ views
    ap ^ | August 5, 2010
    Lewis said the 100-pound Great Pyrenees was no match for the wolf, which injured a second guard dog in the same attack. The other dog was missing for several days but turned up Wednesday nursing injuries from the attack.. Officials say wolves are becoming a problem in northern Utah for the first time since the 1930s. Among other recent attacks was a wolf that killed two calves, and a wolf that attacked livestock in northern Utah's Cache County in July.
  • 2 Articles on Wolves, One With Video of a Large Wolf Pack Roaming the Countryside in Oregon

    08/07/2010 1:40:59 PM PDT · by Tina Grazier · 64 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 8/7/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Thanks to U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy's ruling (PDF file of preliminary injunction order) that the Endangered Species Act protections must be reinstated for wolves in both Montana and Idaho, be prepared to hear of more reports about large packs of wolves roaming the countryside in neighboring states like the one that was filmed in Oregon. Even though neither state, Washington or Oregon, were part of the Fish and Wildlife Service's wolf reintroduction program, they are definitely a recipient of the outcome. It was the late "90"s when the first wolves made it to Oregon, now they are beginning to...
  • Idaho seeks to kill hundreds of protected wolves

    08/06/2010 4:59:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2010 | Laura Zuckerman
    Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho game officials said on Friday they would seek federal approval to kill off hundreds of wolves in their state despite a court ruling that restored protection of the animals under the Endangered Species Act. In a conference call with reporters, Idaho Fish and Game officials said they remained determined to carry out a plan, nixed by Thursday's court ruling, that calls for reducing Idaho's wolf population by over 40 percent, to 500 from 845. One wolf pack in particular, a group of 100 animals in northern Idaho, is targeted for reduction by 80 percent. Montana, the...
  • Video of the Largest Wolf Pack Ever Found in Oregon

    08/06/2010 2:09:34 PM PDT · by OneVike · 47 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 8/6/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Thanks to U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy's ruling (PDF file of preliminary injunction order) that the Endangered Species Act protections must be reinstated for wolves in both Montana and Idaho, be prepared to hear of more reports about large packs of wolves roaming the countryside in neighboring states like the one that was filmed in Oregon.  Even though neither state, Washington or Oregon, were part of the Fish and Wildlife Service's wolf reintroduction program, they are definitely a recipient of the outcome. It was the late "90"s when the first wolves made it to Oregon, now they are beginning...
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Calls on Congress to Reform Endangered Species Act

    08/06/2010 12:20:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | August 6, 2010 | Staff
    MISSOULA, Mont. --( The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is calling for immediate Congressional review and reform of the Endangered Species Act following a judge’s decision yesterday to reinstate full federal protection for gray wolves.The Aug. 5 ruling means state wildlife agencies no longer have authority to manage skyrocketing wolf populations–even in areas where wolf predation is driving cow elk, moose and elk calf survival rates below thresholds needed to sustain herds for the future.RMEF says the judge has opened a door for perhaps the greatest wildlife management disaster in America since the wanton destruction of bison herds over a...
  • Photographic Proof That Wolves Do Kill Without Eating Their prey

    08/05/2010 6:26:41 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 19 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 8/4/10 | Chuck Wolk
    The pictures you will see below are all taken in the Lolo Elk Management Zone 10 and 12. All that is except for 6 x 8 bull elk, which was taken 30 miles outside Libby, Montana in the Winter of 2008. I added it just to show that the wolves are also attacking and killing healthy adult bull elk for fun, and not for food. All these photos and and more were given to the Idaho Fish and Game officials IFG who refused to act upon the problem. You can bet that this problem is happening in every state...
  • Judge orders wolves back on Endangered Species List, ending hunting

    08/05/2010 3:37:11 PM PDT · by Domandred · 13 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 8/5/2010 | Staff
    A federal judge ruled Thursday against the Obama administration and returned wolves in the Rocky Mountains to the Endangered Species List. That means that hunting seasons in Idaho and Montana will not be allowed to continue.
  • Photographic Proof That Wolves Do Kill Without Eating Their prey

    08/05/2010 7:55:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 138 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 7/4/10 | Chuck Wolk
    The pictures you will see below are all taken in the Lolo Elk Management Zone 10 and 12.  All that is except for 6 x 8 bull elk, which was taken 30 miles outside Libby, Montana in the Winter of 2008.  I added it just to show that the wolves are also attacking and killing healthy adult bull elk for fun, and not for food.   All these photos and and more were given to the Idaho Fish and Game officials (IFG) who refused to act upon the problem.  You can bet that this problem is happening in every state...
  • Petition seeks wolf reintroduction across country

    07/20/2010 1:53:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies · 2+ views
    ap ^ | July 20, 2010 | MATTHEW BROWN
    Tens of thousands of gray wolves would be returned to the woods of New England, the mountains of California, the wide open Great Plains and the desert West under a scientific petition now before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity say ...
  • Gray Wolves Rebound, To Neighbors' Unease

    05/31/2010 10:11:30 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 22 replies · 632+ views
    W.S. Journal ^ | MAY 29, 2010 | By JOE BARRETT
    "HARRISON, Wis. — David Schoone, a farmer in this lush region of northern Wisconsin, says a lone gray wolf sneaked up on his school-age daughter three years ago as she bounced on a trampoline in his backyard. More recently, Mr. Schoone was chased into his pickup truck by a wolf, and his cousin's wife had to run from two wolves that descended on her from opposite sides of a shed. This month, he lost two young steer to wolves. "We gotta watch all the time," said Mr. Schoone, 43 years old, who carries a loaded rifle when he works in...
  • Five-state wolf plan panelists divided

    05/30/2010 3:29:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 359+ views
    Longview Daily News ^ | May 30, 2010 | Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review
    Five states are working at dramatically different paces to deal with the reintroduction of gray wolves. Wyoming's kill 'em on sight plan landed them in last place, mired in court rulings that left their wolves on the endangered species list. Montana and Idaho are heading into the second year of actively managing delisted wolves with sport hunting, which the states plan to ramp up to kill more wolves this season. Idaho is even considering trapping and baiting after hunters failed to kill the quota of wolves in remote areas where packs were decimating elk herds. Oregon led the pack of...
  • Can Wolves Make Music? Animals AutoTuned [VIDEO]

    05/21/2010 8:32:53 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies · 386+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 21 May 2010 | Gizmodo
    This song was created automatically by LaDiDa, using only real wolf howls as audio input, from the actual video clips shown here. No tricks. Just some clever artificial intelligence. WATCH:
  • Dog killed by wolf in North Idaho

    05/18/2010 4:58:21 PM PDT · by lonevoice · 51 replies · 1,334+ views
    KXLY News ^ | May 18, 2010 | Sally Showman
    A Coeur d'Alene hunter says his hound dog was killed by a pack of wolves while hunting last weekend, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says these deaths appear to be a growing trend. The attack happened on Saturday in Shoshone County south of I-90 near Canary Creek. < snip > "He was laying down under a tree. He was just torn up, it was bad," recalls Cleveland's hunting buddy, Steve Johnson. "I got on the radio and said, 'the wolves got Jake,' As soon as I got off the radio wolves started howling around me." Johnson says...
  • A Gathering of Wolves

    05/15/2010 11:24:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 967+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2010 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    When Bill Clinton's administration acted in 1995 and 1996 to deliberately reintroduce wolves into the 2.2-million-acre Yellowstone National Park, there were the predictable jokes about Clinton's wolf-whistling in the Oval Office. How could you get sympathy from Clinton, ranchers and Western cattlemen groused -- he's a wolf himself! In 2005, Kenton Carnegie, 22, an Ontario university student, was killed in remote Points North Landing, Saskatchewan... The jury ruled it a death by wolf attack. Even if the wolves do not kill the ranchers' herds, they can infect them. If you're tempted to romanticize a wolf pack, think of how romantic...
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks seeks several changes for 2010 wolf hunting season

    05/11/2010 12:42:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 275+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 11, 2010 | Kelly Burgess
    The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks department has released its proposal for this year's gray wolf hunting season. It includes numerous changes, including an increased quota, a longer open season and a possible archery-hunting season.FWP wildlife managers are seeking to increase the statewide quota to either 186 or 216 wolves, up from the 2009 quota of 75 animals. They would also like to create 14 wolf hunting units in three zones, and allow subquotas in some areas during the early season backcountry hunt, including the area directly north of Yellowstone National Park."In a word, it’s all about balance," said Ken...
  • Defenders of Wildlife can't be that stupid, can they?

    05/04/2010 7:04:50 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 11 replies · 413+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | May 4, 2010 at 8:15 PM CDST | Josh Painter
    * The organization Defenders of Wildlife would like you to believe that the group's name describes what they are all about. This is the mission statement: Defenders of Wildlife is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.While that may have indeed been the organization's goal at one time in its history, today that mission statement is a lie. Truth is, Defenders is nothing more than a front group for radical leftist politics. Consider that if the group's real purpose was protecting animals in their natural communities, they would...
  • Dingo- The World's Oldest Dog

    05/02/2010 9:09:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies · 1,231+ views
    OneIndia ^ | 4/28/2010
    A recent study has revealed that Dingo is the world's oldest breed of dog. This dog according to experts is basically a cross between dogs and wolves. Experts have found closest genetic similarity between the dingo and wolves. Dingo's have been discovered to be the close kin of, the rare New Guinea singing dog as they shares similar DNA. Dingos and the singing dogs, even their similar features to other dogs were from other breeds for thousands of years. "This gives us a huge weight of evidence supporting the theory that the dingo is quite distinct from all modern dog...
  • New DNR study hopes to settle debate surrounding deer predators

    04/12/2010 4:40:15 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 246+ views ^ | 4-12-10 | RON SEELY
    Hunters and wolves in Wisconsin share an uneasy history, and the problem is that they like to do the same thing - kill and eat deer. The numbers of deer killed by hunters each year is well known; they shot about 196,000 during last fall's nine-day gun deer season. But despite the speculation one might hear from a barstool at a rural tavern, the full extent of the wolf's impact on the state's more than 1 million deer has never moved beyond anecdote. Now, however, science will be brought to bear on that question: How many whitetail deer in northern...
  • Jogger killed by wolves shows wisdom of national park gun rule change

    03/13/2010 3:24:18 PM PST · by george76 · 95 replies · 2,426+ views
    Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | March 13, 2010 | Kurt Hofmann
    We recently looked at the growing threat posed by the presence of violent drug gangs on pubplic land, such as national parks, and the wisdom of no longer mandating that park visitors be rendered unable to defend themselves from that danger. While the greatest threat of violence is undoubtedly posed by rogue humans, a recent tragedy reminds us that sometimes, lethal danger walks on four legs. we were constantly told that wild places like national parks are "oases of peace in a violent society," and thus having a means of self-defense in such places is unnecessary. Some of our national...
  • Candice Berner, 32, Killed by Wolf Pack. Wolves Being Hunted

    03/12/2010 3:46:32 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 37 replies · 1,718+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Mar. 12-2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    It's been reported that many wolf tracks were around the body of Candice Berner. At least 2 wolves and as many as 4. Bob Berner, father of Candice, said the troopers told him that there appeared to be a struggle that lasted approx. 150 ft. before Berner went down. There were also signs that she was still alive as the wolf pack dragged her along. The wolves went for her throat, as many predators do, she did not die instantly.
  • Troopers: Autopsy shows village teacher likely killed by wolves (Alaska)

    03/11/2010 7:19:47 PM PST · by ASOC · 37 replies · 1,004+ views
    KTUU Channel 2 ^ | 3/11/2010 | Channel 2 News staff
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An autopsy conducted Thursday shows that wolves likely killed an itinerant teacher in the southwest Alaska village of Chignik Lake, according to the Alaska State Troopers. Village residents found the body of Candice Berner, 32, a short distance from town on Monday. Multiple injuries due to animal mauling caused Berner's death, trooper Col. Audie Holloway said, referencing a report from the state medical examiner's office.
  • Teacher killed by wolves in Alaska, police say

    03/11/2010 6:32:52 PM PST · by driftdiver · 25 replies · 3,093+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 11, 2010 | Yereth Rosen
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A schoolteacher found dead this week near a remote Alaska village was probably killed by wolves, Alaska State Troopers said on Thursday. The fatal attack could be the first on U.S. soil in more than 50 years. Attacks by wild wolves, rather than wolves kept as pets, are extremely rare, numbering no more than a handful a decade, mostly in Canada and Russia. Candice Berner, a 32-year-old teacher and avid jogger who traveled to several rural schools in Alaska, was found dead on Monday along a road near Chignik Lake, a Native Alutiiq village about 475...
  • Wolves may have killed teacher ( Alaska )

    03/10/2010 5:42:30 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies · 1,315+ views
    adn ^ | March 10th, 2010 | JAMES HALPIN
    CHIGNIK: Police unsure whether death happened before, after bite. Authorities were in an Alaska Peninsula village Tuesday investigating whether a 32-year-old schoolteacher, found dead off a road leading out of town, was killed in a wolf attack. The body of Candice Berner of Slippery Rock, Pa., was discovered Monday evening off a roughly 7-mile gravel road leading to the Chignik Lake airstrip. Berner's father, Bob Berner, reached in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, said Alaska State Troopers told the family their daughter had been killed in an "animal attack, possibly a wolf attack." Local residents have been concerned about recent wolf...
  • Wolf supporters howling (Sane article re wolf reintroduction)

    03/09/2010 11:15:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies · 316+ views
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | March 6, 2010 | Marc Murrell
    The reintroduction of wolves to western habitats has met with plenty of controversy. Landowners, sportsmen and conservation groups have been on one side or the other since the project began. And now the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is calling the bluff of pro-wolf groups like Defenders of Wildlife, Western Wildlife Conservancy and others for their manipulative use of data concerning the relationships between elk and wolves. The rub lies in these groups' use of RMEF statistics that supposedly show an increase in elk populations in the northern Rockies as a result of the wolf reintroduction program. Letters to the...
  • 22 Wolves in One Pack, Seeing is Believing (Pictures Do Not Lie)

    03/03/2010 9:27:42 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 60 replies · 2,420+ views
    The Great White Hunter ^ | 3/2/10 | Ryan Bentley
    Wolf Pack in Wyoming Ryan the Great White Hunter, has a good friend who has hunted with three generations of his family in this area of Wyoming where the pack of 22 wolves were photographed. His friends 14 year-old son took a 32 inch mule deer in 2009 in this very area. As a hunter and a big game expert he estimates that 2009 will be the last year they harvest trophy class mule deer in the area. 22 wolves just do too much damage to the ungulate infrastructure to have any other result. His friends 10 year-old has been...
  • Not-So-Cuddly Canines

    03/03/2010 8:38:59 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 10 replies · 940+ views
    ESPN ^ | 3/3/10 | James A. Swan,
    In Russia, the big bad wolf is for real, says an important new book. In the heat of media frenzy about the environment, one must always remember to think critically and be on alert for romanticism, exaggeration and what Teddy Roosevelt called "nature fakers." In the U.S., we have been led to believe that wolves are not dangerous to people. In books and movies like Farley Mowat's "Never Cry Wolf", Michael Blake's "Dances With Wolves," and Barry Lopez's "Of Wolves and Men", wolves are "nature's sanitarians" who prefer eating lemmings more than larger mammals. They are presented as secretive, adverse...
  • On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs

    03/03/2010 8:20:14 AM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies · 555+ views
    HumanEvents ^ | 3/2/10 | Lt. Col Dave Grossman
    Subject: Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs Miss Edwards, I read of your 'student activity' regarding the proposed memorial to Col Greg Boyington, USMC and a Medal of Honor winner. I suspect you will receive a bellyful of angry e-mails from conservative folks like me. You may be too young to appreciate fully the sacrifices of generations of servicemen and servicewomen on whose shoulders you and your fellow students stand. I forgive you for the untutored ways of youth and your naïveté. It may be that you are, simply, a sheep. There's no dishonor in being a sheep - - as long...