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Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves
Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins

Posted on 07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT by george76

Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff.

Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls.

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Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFW’s position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched.

“No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so,” according to DNR’s call log.

“We are more concerned for her life than the listed animal,” Jones told the officer. “He indicated that she is safe up in the tree. ... I told him that we do not know how safe she is. I don’t know how stout the tree is, and if the limbs will continue to hold her or how long she can hold on.”

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. Within a half hour, the woman was safe in the DNR helicopter piloted by Devin Gooch. The wolves had scattered as Gooch flew overhead before landing in a meadow.

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according to DNR call logs, the agency was prepared to “launch the rotor and will deal with aftermath of WDFW later.”

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Jones, the DNR dispatcher,...

“When I talked to Fish and Wildlife, they said, ‘Nope. That’s not search and rescue. That’s just us. And no helicopter,” Jones said.

“For goodness sakes, somebody needs to figure it out,” the county dispatcher said.

“I don’t know how long this girl can hang in the tree,” Jones said. “... so we’re finally just launching a helicopter.”

The flight from Omak to the woman took 14 minutes,

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


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1 posted on 07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT by george76
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To: TEXOKIE; Whenifhow; Mr. Silverback; Alamo-Girl; cripplecreek; bicyclerepair; apillar; gunnyg; ...

UN Agenda 21 ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


2 posted on 07/22/2018 7:37:27 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Astonishing.

As for the wolves, I am tired about hearing how misrepresented and unfairly vilified as a species.

There was a reason they were hunted to near extinction in some places: humans are prey to them.


3 posted on 07/22/2018 7:46:50 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: george76

What happened to the meme that wolves have gotten an undeserved bad rep?


4 posted on 07/22/2018 7:49:10 AM PDT by luvbach1 (I hope Trump runs roughshod over the inevitable obstuctionists, Dems, progs, libs, or RINOs!)
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To: george76

Isn’t it something when they forget and show their true colors. They couldn’t give a flying fip if a vicious dog breed they have reintroduced to the environment kills livestock or even people. In their leftist calculus that will discourage people from visiting the area and they like that.


5 posted on 07/22/2018 7:50:33 AM PDT by fireman15
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To: george76

Government officials never worry about protecting citizens...unless it involves their own sorry a$$es.


6 posted on 07/22/2018 7:51:40 AM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: george76

We should emphasize to folks....this was State employees...not federal employees who made this decision.


7 posted on 07/22/2018 7:53:22 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: george76

Anyone know whether the woman hates guns?


8 posted on 07/22/2018 7:55:33 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: george76

How far off the road was the victim?

Notice the multitude of overlapping government agencies.
All with paid staff, and their own little fiefdoms.

Every one of them could be paid on call if needed at all.

The County Sherrif can call as needed.


9 posted on 07/22/2018 7:55:42 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (This Space for Rent)
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To: Socon-Econ

Anyone know whether the woman hates guns?

The victim should have said,’ I’m going to start shooting the damn things if they come any closer.
Gotta hang up now to get a better grip...


10 posted on 07/22/2018 7:59:10 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (This Space for Rent)
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To: george76

Wolves kill for the fun of it. That woman would have been a good example.

Progressives should stop breeding because they are a threat to the human species.


11 posted on 07/22/2018 8:02:31 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: george76; Lazamataz
There used to be a dating profile with a woman surrounded by about 6 wolves. She raised them. Several things went through my mind: Haven't seen that profile in a while. She dissappeared without a trace.
12 posted on 07/22/2018 8:04:14 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: george76

One of the environmentalist myths is that wolves do NOT attack human beings. They wouldn’t admit that the woman was in danger. And if the wolves did get her they probably wouldn’t leave any evidence behind.


13 posted on 07/22/2018 8:05:34 AM PDT by Twotone
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WDFW = Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, for those of us who hate undefined acronyms.


14 posted on 07/22/2018 8:08:42 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: Socon-Econ

If she LIVES in the Okanogan she probably does NOT hate guns...if she is a visitor, she probably DOES hate guns...imho.


15 posted on 07/22/2018 8:08:55 AM PDT by goodnesswins (White Privilege EQUALS Self Control & working 50-80 hrs/wk for 40 years!)
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To: rlmorel

Wolves don’t even bother to kill you before dining. They just eat you alive. This is all about that Agenda 21 mother earth carpola.


16 posted on 07/22/2018 8:10:13 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: george76

Can’t risk the wolves so we won’t save the human life.
Liberal bullies value the animals over the human because they hate humans and relegate animals to helpless innocent little babes to be protected over all else. It is maternal instinct warped to the point of evil.


17 posted on 07/22/2018 8:13:19 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: antidemoncrat

Government officials never worry about protecting citizens


To be fair, the sheriff’s office who rescued her are government officials. But I do get your point. The fact that “the wolves are protected” even crossed someone’s mind says a lot.


18 posted on 07/22/2018 8:14:55 AM PDT by hanamizu
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To: george76

Someone needs to dox the name and address of the employee


19 posted on 07/22/2018 8:17:05 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: george76

And the hiker should have had a Glock.


20 posted on 07/22/2018 8:17:44 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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