318 wolves killed in Idaho – Because they eat deer

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The poor hunters of Idaho couldn’t find enough deer to kill, so to make life easier for them the Idaho Fish and Game Department (At least, unlike many states, they don’t pretend to be a wildlife department) has killed more than 300 wolves to allow humans to buy licenses to kill the deer instead. Last year humans shot more than 16,000 elk alone, but that wasn’t enough, and, apparently it is because wolves kill so many elk that they don’t leave enough for humans to kill. So the obvious answer, according to Idaho, is to kill the wolves, so then the hunters can kill even more elk. Read full article on WildlifeExtra.com

It’s been over a year since wolves were delisted in the Northern Rockies, yet it seems like decades. Almost immediately, Montana and Idaho were lining up wolf trophy hunts. Wolf advocates have always been told the states would be reasonable managing wolves, that they “loved wolves”. Well if this is love, it’s TOUGH LOVE. 500 wolves died in the Northern Rockies in 2009 and Wildlife Services is still killing them for agribusiness. It’s been a terrible year.

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River Eyes

Where is the compassion for ALL God’s creations?

River Eyes

Where is the compassion for ALL God's creations?

nowolves.com
nowolves.com

WOW 318 wolves killed. That means 6,869 elk are going to live another year. Going by Yellowstone’s 2002 report, each adult wolf kills 1.8 elk every 30 days. 318*1.8*12=6868.8. I’m sure that .8 didn’t survive so we will say 6,869. Using the same math how many elk die a horrific death in Idaho? Let’s use one of the really low wolf counts. 1200*1.8*12=25,920.

Splinter3178
Splinter3178

What an Idiot do your research, this article is entirely skewed in emotional babble and no facts. The hunters and trappers are trying to preserve the ungulate populations (you may have to look that word up.) The wolves are indiscriminate killers and are killing the pregnant females as food of choice, that causes detrimental effects for future generations. Hunters take mature bulls and are not looking for any increases in hunting tags, if anything they think some areas need to be closed to hunting until herd recovery occurs because the wolves are over populated and the herd destroyed  and they… Read more »

K7lmt
K7lmt

YUP! and you folks caused it. You were not happy with the promises of 500 wolves. You tied up management with court battles until the wolf population spiraled out of control and now we aree the vermin of the earth because we are fighting to save our elk and deer. Open your ears and listen. Thousands of wolves have to die to get the population down to manageable populations. Wolves were never endangered and they were never native to Montana. Your followers are misinformed heartless fools.

Rick
Rick

here in michigan too

Jackie Meckel

did you even read the IDFG press release? This article is pure ignorance! Even with hunting of the wolves Idaho hunters and FWS with IDFG haven’t put a dent in the population!

Ready5
Ready5

Your headline spews ignorance, follow the history, write with some sense of intelligence and read the http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/wolf/EIS_1994.pdf . Even the pro-wolf side must be cringing to read your headline….