I am very disappointing in the reporting of this story. The entire article was nothing more than regurgitation of other articles written.
We need to have a spotlight on this issue, and “The Blaze” can do this, but only if you understand the scope of how really big this story is. My very good friend, Robert T. Fanning, has been on the front lines fighting this wolf fraud for thirteen years. He is the founder of the Friends of The Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd. He is the only person in the United States who has the standing to go before the Supreme Court on this issue. “The Blaze” never sought him out, nor did the reporter seek the truth. Both Mr. Fanning and myself have been working to expose this wolf issue for what it is. This is more of the Agenda21 wildlands agenda. You will find no other people educated on this than us, and you can do a little research to find this information. Wolves are being used as a bioweapon on the people of the Western United States, and we can prove it. This latest Commission ruling is a smoke screen for the larger plan to expand more Government taking of land. The goal is a 100 mile buffer zone, which will destroy lives, economies, and every living thing within that area.
The next time you want the facts, and not the same one sided reporting, look us up. We would be more than happy to help you find the truth. Look me up on Facebook @ Save Western Wildlife. We expose the fraud in this wolf issue.
Rockholm, Right on.....this is Agenda 21. I thought this might be a little much for this forum...The area I live in is slated to be an area for only large carnivores. I am sorry I am not aware or your organization, I should have. I mostly follow the local (nongovernment) wolf expert that would be right up your alley. Her name is Cat Urbigkit, maybe you have heard of her. She is an author and reporter and a rancher. I will take my own advise and look you guy up. You are exactly right. This "issue" is contains the same fraud that the Black Footed Ferret does or the Lynx issue does. "They" us furry
critters to confuse the issue. They have just built several of these multi million dollar antelope tunnel crossing in our area....more agenda 21. Thanks for the post
Just a point...you say that your are trying to "save western wildlife" by allowing the destruction of the wolf - the NATIVE predator in that part of the USA and Canada?
Are you also planning to fight against the cattle and sheep ranchers in the western USA? After all, ranchers fenced off the land and killed off all the American Bison herds that used to roam the Great Plains region in the 10's of millions...today there are no wild herds outside of national park land and those herds barely total 10's of thousands...
The ranchers also killed off the elk, deer, bear, and wolf populations for their herds to roam on the land and not have to compete for food and water resources.
The problem is that the natural balance has been destroyed over the last 140 years and when the Grizzly and wolf populations were reintroduced from Canadian populations, the "hunters" started to see the over population of the elk, moose, deer, and so on returning to quasi-normal levels. The numbers are not "dropping", they are returning to where they should have ALWAYS been.
Now if you want to hunt for food or sport, fine, I will join you, but I do not believe in the systematic extermination of an animal simply to give me the right to kill an elk whenever I wish. Conservatism at its root means to conserve, that includes the natural balance between man, land, and animal. You are on THEIR land.
VRW Conspirator - You seem to have a number of misconceptions. One of them is the fact that wolf packs expand. As the pack gets large enough the younger males will splinter off and create new packs. Obviously, they have to be in a different area in order to have their own range. Since their introduction (I will not say 're-introduction' because they are not the indiginous specie) the decendents of the originals placed in Yellowstone have expanded to hundreds of miles outside that area working their way down creek/river drainages. This creates an even greater problem because farms, ranches, towns and homes populated with people, pets and livestock are virtually all located along these same areas.
When they introduced these wolves they were warned what would happen by those who live in this area (as do I)...still they placed them and did so without any real plan in place to keep their numbers in check.
To all who love wildlife, as I do, please, please take the time to really get to know all sides of a subject before you make up your mind. A wolf pack has to kill a large animal such as an Elk about every other day to survive, with now hundreds of packs, that means hundreds of other animals die every day to feed them...and belive me, it isn't a pretty death. Have you ever seen an animal being eaten while it is still alive? Nature is wonderful and beautiful...but as Grandpa used to say, "the prettier it is, the deadlier it is." -God Bless.
SKAULR - Very well put. Liberals are idiots and they are conducting this circus for another 4 years. Also if wolf populations were left unchecked that would be the end of deer hunting. And man is and always has been the apex predator. Its perfectly natural for man to hunt and kill wolfs and coyotes. Bambi was cute but that don't mean would shouldn't kill deer. Man should try to safeguard species from extinction (I mean at least not be the cause of it) And this is why we have wildlife management and hunting seasons. But these libtards put animals above man which makes zero sense. These PETA types are nuts.
In 1994, one year before wolf reintroduction, the elk population in Montana was 90,000.
In 2010, 15 years after wolf reintroduction, the elk population in Montana was 150,000
In 1994, one year before wolf reintroduction, the elk population in Wyoming was 100,000.
In 2010, 15 years after wolf reintroduction, the elk population in Montana was 120,000
These are elk population statistics provided by the Montana and Wyoming game departments.
And they also said there were no wolves here. People that live here know the real numbers. But let the government site tell you the "truth". They also say on a government site that there is no inflation, but have you been to the grocery store lately. Ask an elk hunter or deer hunter, how the populations are! I can tell you our family has gotten 6 deer and 1 elk every year, the last three a total of 3 deer and no elk. There isn't even sign around anymore.