|12-14-2012, 02:15 AM||#21 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denmark, Ohio
Good for the hunters. Good hunters are the best conservationists.
The Grand Canyon Kaibab Plateau, used to host and awesome herd of deer. Some people thought they were a national treasure and must be preserved. They stopped all hunting of the deer. They killed off the predators and the herd numbered a hundred thousand. This is back in the 1920s. Anyhow, in a few years the deer were starving and the overbrowsing by the deer damaged the land. Fish and wildlife have to carefully cull both the natural predators and the deer to keep things in balance.
If they said eight wolves should be removed, then that is what should have happened. Too bad, it was a wild critter. It was shot and killed. It could have lost its life through accident, starving, injury, illness, strike of lighting. I do see what the big fuss is.
Arwen, CD RN CGC
Whitney, RN CGC
Tori, RN CGC
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC
Hepzibah & Hannah
|12-14-2012, 02:23 AM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
I just did some more digging, as I found it strange that so many of the kills in this first year of Wyoming "trophy hunting" were wolves wearing research collars. I've seen those collars from a field scope, and they are very big and obvious. You can't miss them. One would think any rational person would see the $4,000 research collar and leave it be.
In fact, the opposite apparently happened. There is some suspicion that some Wyoming hunters tracked the radio frequency used for the collars and specifically targeted the research wolves as soon as they left the park boundary. There are reportedly hunter facebook pages crowing about killing collared wolves. I hope it's not true, but it's sickening if it is.
Last edited by Magwart; 12-14-2012 at 02:26 AM.