Wolves Kill Female Hikers

DEC 2, 2013 By: Suzanne Eovaldi

Surfacing this week are two seemingly unrelated events, but both carry the glaring theme of the federal government’s gross intrusion into the private lives of families and into the workings of local and state governments nationwide. The long tentacles of the US Department of Justice appear to be stifling parental dissent against Common Core, while the US Department of Fish and Wildlife continues to force predatory wolf packs into already inundated Western rural communities and wilderness areas.

The recent disappearance and death of two female hikers in and around the Boise, ID Craters of the Moon hiking trails are causing outrage among residents who fear a massive scale cover up of what really happened to the two women. The body of Amy Linkert has been found, but attempts to find out what really happened to Dr. JoElliot-Blakeslee, an employee of the Oregon Dept. of Corrections, are hitting major stonewalling by authorities who should be in the know.

Imagine this being a hunter, camper, hiker, you and your family rather than this unlucking
Imagine this being a hunter, camper, hiker, even you and your family rather than these unlucky  elk.

Retired US Fish & Wildlife Biologist Jim Beers (jimbeers7@comcast.net) and other area citizens fear that a marauding wolf pack or other predators like a bear or a cougar may have attacked, killed and eaten the women. “Distortions of the evidence to exonerate the wolves” may serve the larger aim of the feds who want the Gray Wolf to remain listed on the Endangered Species registry. Local residents want local control of wolf packs; they are demanding that wolf packs in their local zones be kept under jurisdiction of their local authorities. But the back story really may involve a federal effort to push Western ranchers, homeowners, hikers, and nature lovers indoors and off of ever shrinking American lands in order to give more control to the federal government!

US citizens nationwide are being urged by Western residents to comment at this address: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073 by the December 17, 2013 deadline for public comments. Two talking points include the fact that the Gray Wolf is not in danger of extinction. In fact, populations now far exceed the numbers originally proposed for the recovery effort. Beers warns that wolf populations have inundated the states of MT, ID, OR, and WA. AZ and NM are slated to receive more wolf populations, courtesy of the feds, and CA, CO, UT, & TX are facing forcible injections of wolves. Very dangerous wolf-hybrids are being sighted from IL, MO, and the Dakotas into OH & PA!

A second example of federal takeover comes from a Tea Party bulletin received by CiR this week. The bulletin postulates that the US Dept. of Justice contacted the Volusia County Florida school district “over safety concerns due to parent protest and had the school board cancel the meeting!” Parents were planning to protest the school board’s adoption of a World History textbook that features over 30 pages of flattering Islamic history and religious ideals but includes next to nothing of like density for Christianity or other world religions. This World History text is part of the mandated Common Core standards developed and “sold” to unsuspecting local school authorities only too eager to take the federal dollars they now are learning have attached many long tentacles of federal control. The unsuspecting parents who found out what was going on, initially from one mother’s Facebook posting, rightfully are upset, yet now may not get their voices heard due to alleged pressure from the DoJ. You can go to http://myvolusiaschools.org or call them at 386-734-7190 to find out if the parents’ concerns will be heard by their elected officials. Remember, apathy is what got us to this point in American history.

Will anyone be around to speak out for you when they come to your schools, or your outdoors nature trails?

For more on the wolf problem go to: Lobo Watch by Toby Bridges

58 Responses to "Wolves Kill Female Hikers"

  1. chuck   2013/12/02 at 10:17 pm

    this is hog wash, and if they were the wolfs you say they were, then all the wild game that we hunters are hunting would not be there. its a fact that wild animals only attack human’s is when there is short of food, or defending themselves. we all know, that you all don’t like something you can not control .

    • Aaron   2013/12/03 at 12:49 am

      Wolves are a pack animal that is super territorial and will kill what ever is in there space. Have you never encounted a dog that will growl and bark exsisively if you enter there space. These animals have been highly domesticated but still show these strong signs. Wolves as pretty as they are, are killing machines that do there job really well and kill for the sake of killing it does not matter if they are hungry or not. I have seen the aftermath of a pregnant deer killed by wolves and they did not eat any of the meat. Just left the deer, the undeveloped babes, entrails and all out to rot and decay

    • Aaron   2013/12/03 at 12:51 am

      Wolves are a pack animal that is territorial and will kill. Have you never encounted a dog that will growl and bark exsisively if you enter there space. These animals have been highly domesticated but still show these strong signs. Wolves as pretty as they are, are killing machines that do there job really well and kill for the sake of killing it does not matter if they are hungry. I have seen the aftermath of a pregnant deer killed by wolves and they did not eat any of the meat. Just left the deer, the undeveloped babes, entrails and all out to rot and decay

      • Katie   2013/12/03 at 4:23 pm

        1. you can’t compare dog and wolf behavior and imply they will act similarly. 2. likely you scared them away from a kill and saw the “interim” of their kill, and not the “aftermath”
        3. MOST wolves kill only for food. There have been instances where wolves have killed for anything other than food- but that is the exception and not the rule. We don’t condemn all hunters just because some poach.

        • Katie   2013/12/03 at 4:25 pm

          Also, when you kill a doe at the end of the rut– they are likely pregnant. So using sensational language about pregnancy and babies is moot.

          • Ridge   2013/12/05 at 10:56 pm

            Katie, Here is the Yellowstone Northern herd Elk count by year starting in 1994 the year before Wolves were reintroduced. In 1994 there were 19,000 elk in the northern herd. Today, there is 3,900, and that population has grown increasingly older as the younger animals have fallen prey to the wolves.
            Year Elk Population
            2012 3,915
            2011 4,174
            2010 4,635
            2009 6,070
            2008 6,279
            2007 6,738
            2006 6,588
            2005 9,545
            2004 8,335
            2003-02 9,215
            2001 11,969
            2000 13, 400 (prior to late season elk hunt)
            1999 14,538 (prior to late season elk hunt)
            1998 11,742
            1997 no count taken
            1996 no count taken
            1995 16,791 (when wolf reintroduction began)
            1994 19,045 (year before wolf reintroduction)

            • chuck   2013/12/06 at 12:59 am

              this not done only by wolfs, hunters, bears, cougars, winter, diseases,
              and the number one killer of wild life and the cows, poaches. If you blame the wolf then you get money from the government for your losses. if you don’t blame the wolf you don’t get any money.

              • Rich Walton   2013/12/09 at 11:02 am

                You are wrong Chuck. Wolf predation was the single most determining factor in the drastic drop not only in elk but other game animals. You can say what you want but you are still wrong.

        • Shawn   2013/12/03 at 6:56 pm

          You are so wrong about your comment that wolves kill only for food. I saw a wolf pack kill 19 Dall Rams in Wrangell ST Elias and they left every single one to freeze in the deep snow. They kill for fun practice and because that is what they do.

          • Sheryl   2013/12/03 at 8:21 pm

            Shawn I can’t agree more!!!! I live in an area where wolves are growing in population, a pack of wolves will kill for the kill, rip the back end out of it’s prey while alive, and leave it once it is down, whether it is alive or dead.. They have killed or left for dead a lot of cattle out my way.. They definitely do not kill just because they are hungry, they kill for fun as you say.. Most the people trying to protect the wolves, live with in the city and have no idea of what they really are and what they do!! I am not for killing them all, but I am for controlling numbers and to stop trying to reintroduce them where they are not needed.. They breed and repopulate at allarming numbers..

          • Rob   2013/12/04 at 12:29 pm

            The Gray Wolves are no more an issue than any other predator that live in the wild.. When you go hiking you are going into their territory, not the other way around!! If you take precautions like arming yourself at a minimum with a large blade(machete), You would be able to defend yourself! I go hiking in Colorado, only a few minutes from my house, and even then I take a side arm with me and a blade. It is a matter of being prepared for anything that could be out there. It is not a matter of a wild animal being wild in their own habitat. People are supposed to be smarter, maybe they should trying using their heads a little more!!

        • Chad   2013/12/04 at 1:37 am

          You can’t compare dog and wolf behavior? Are you stupid? Where do you think dogs come from?

        • C Cook   2013/12/05 at 1:48 pm

          Wolves do kill for sport. Perhaps you should do your research before voicing your opinion. I have personally had several encounters with wolves both in packs and a couple large lone wolves. I have seen the “aftermath” and to say the least it is nothing short of disgusting! I have seen the population of large healthy elk herds decimated in the short length of just a couple years. So tell us again how you view this situation!

        • Ridge   2013/12/05 at 10:23 pm

          Katie, you are flat out wrong in your assessment of wolves. I am a resident of Yellowstone National Park. The wolves here are known to stalk and hunt prey and kill them for fun without eating them. It is their instinct. We have yet to have a confirmed death by these Canadian Timber (Grey) Wolves in the lower 48 states, but Canada and Alaska both have many recorded humans killed by wolves. In Yellowstone, we have had a few reported attacks on humans with no deaths so far. I believe that is only a matter of time until it happens. Please do more research before giving out false information to the general public.

    • Andrea   2013/12/03 at 11:36 am

      Where do you live Chuck???

      • Tod   2013/12/03 at 3:48 pm

        Hey Aaron, I’m guessing Chuck lives some where near the beach? Not far from the hole in the sand he burries his head in. I’ve hunted in areas numerous with game. A few years ago on an archery elk hunt I was quickly surrounded by seven wolves. The alpha male stared me down at less than ten feet while the others quickly circled and took their positions. Looking in his eyes I knew I was getting sized up as their next dinner oppertunity. I shot the one at ten feet and the rest of the pack scattered. I made my escape. Soon to realize the pack had reorganized and shadowed me thru the mountain until I made it to a gravel road.

      • chuck   2013/12/04 at 4:07 pm

        Canada! the second largest land mass. all of you are right, in one way or another. those of you that hate wolfs and kill them, do your home work like I have. understand what you are talking about. most that I have read do. and others have upgrade what they think they know.

    • Terry   2013/12/03 at 10:53 pm

      Chuck you are obviously mentally challenged wolves have decimated the elk and moose population

    • Rich Walton   2013/12/05 at 4:03 pm

      Chuck you really need to go back and read the Lobo Watch column that we have been running on bhn for the past few years. Toby Bridges and other experts in the field have clearly documented the wolf introduction into Yellowstone Park and how the wolves left unchecked by the Fish & Game Dept have decimate the herds of elk, moose, deer and buffalo that has been the shining star of intelligent game management. Yellowstone herds are a shell of what they were prior to the wolf. Also, what began as the gray wolf has metastasized into seeing Canadian and even Russian wolves that are much larger and aggressive than the Mexican and grey wolf. The bottom line is the wolf introduction was a politically motivated, gov’t back option pushed by the environmentalist to 1, eliminate the ranchers and farmers from wolf habitat and 2. To stop game hunting in these areas by simply allowing the wolf to go unchecked and reduce the game populations to such a degree that hunting by humans would no longer be needed. And wolf sightings are now not just MT, WY, the Dakotas but OR, WA and the midwest. I encourage you to go here: http://www.bowhunting.net/category/columns/lobo-watch/ and just read a few of these articles including the last one: Yellowstone is Dead: http://www.bowhunting.net/2013/10/yellowstone-is-dead/. I think these articles will give you a better idea of what is really happening, and why.

    • Matt Webster   2013/12/20 at 12:42 pm

      Your comment, Chuck, is hogwash. The fact is wild animals can, have, and will attack humans because humans are easy prey…and canine’s, particularly when in a pack, can, have, and will kill for the sake of the kill.

  2. tyler   2013/12/02 at 10:57 pm

    Actually wolves are opportunistic feeders, an me being a hunter myself know that wolves most often feed on the weaker or easier targeted prey an guess what even though human are said to be the top predator its a scientific fact we’re the easiest prey we have one of the poorest sense of smell we cant outrun other predators our sense of sound is weaker an we’re not as stealthy. Point blank wolves are remarkably smart and it doesn’t tke much to figure out chase a deer that runs 30 mph or a person tht most commonly top out at 15…

    • T.sand   2013/12/05 at 9:43 pm

      Why do you think elk heard and deer population plummeted and now elk stay on fields and plains in plain sight to avoid Beeing ambushed. Go hike into the back country and stay a week in the woods and interact with the people that live locally where these wolves thrive. They didn’t vote yes for them, the votes of other yuppies making decisions that are very life affecting to them but not to the vast majority that vote yes. Federal and goverment better not sweep thus under the rug!

  3. Delano   2013/12/03 at 7:09 am

    Sadly many people who call themselves hunters hunt within 1 mile of your vehicle.
    If you get off the path you can see first hand that wolves kill when hungry, perceive threat, or bored. The game is not as plentiful as it use to be especially if your a bird hunter. Wake up! Of course we need control of some sort . How naive to think that we don’t .

  4. dan   2013/12/03 at 7:10 am

    it is a tragedy that 2 women were killed by the wolves ,no doubt about that at all. but we as people also have to take it upon ourselves to understand that the farther into the wild we go there ARE THINGS OUT THERE THAT WILL EAT WHAT THEY CAN CATCH .it is in there instinct . they do not kill for the sake of killing like human sdo .its a survival thing,humans are pushing there way into these area’s that the animals have called home for hundreds of years and when the 2 cross paths like the ladies did then its kill them all. we have a right to go where we want yes we do .BUT ,you respect your neighbors space and stay out of his yard ,so lets back up re group and aproach this differently people that is the animals back yard ,give them the respect they deserve .and give them there space

  5. Katie   2013/12/03 at 8:16 am

    This article is poorly written and is not good journalism. I definitely agree with the control of the population, but scaring people into thinking that people were killed by wolves- when there is no evidence to show that, is irresponsible. Inducing fear into a population is not a good way to get what you want. I’m really ashamed that this kind of article came from a bowhunting website. You should do your research and know what your talking about instead of spewing crap into the interwebs.

    • Joe   2013/12/03 at 2:36 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, Katie. The article states that the women may have been killed by a bear (most likely) or even a cougar. To point a finger at the wolves is totally crap given the lack of evidence. Thank you for standing up to this piece of journalistic sensationalism.

      • Chad   2013/12/04 at 1:51 am

        You have no clue. Where are you from city slicker Joe? You think a black bear or a cougar may have killed them? I have never heard of a black bear killing anyone or a cougar. I find it really hard to believe a grizzly bear made it down that far. I have had friends surrounded by a pack of wolves.

        Chad from Idaho (someone that knows the reality of my home, not some jackass that has no outdoor experience in wolf country)

    • Rich Walton   2013/12/05 at 4:12 pm

      Katie, the wolf problem has been covered extensively in our Column, Lobo Watch. this is a major problem that should have never happened. There was never a reasonable need to reintroduce the wolf except pushed by the environmentalist through a complacent, politically motivated government. this report like Lobo Watch is meant, not to scare, but to inform people. Let’s face it, most Americans today are more interested in what happens in Hollywood, or some video game to become informed or even aware of what is happening. We hear about a tornado that destroys 100 homes and kills many people but we never hear from the politically correct media what has happened in places like Yellowstone Park where the herds of elk, deer, buffalo and moose populations have been decimated by the wolf. Yellowstone, the shining example of intelligent game management may never recover even is all the wolves were eliminated today. I invite you read some of the Lobo Watch columns and gain a bit more perspective on the subject: http://www.bowhunting.net/category/columns/lobo-watch/

  6. Jerome   2013/12/03 at 8:53 am

    Am I supposed to be afraid of communists circa 1955 or maybe the boogie man? This is the worst piece of crap I’ve ever read and I’m rubbing my hands together laughing my maniacal laugh wuh-hahaha! The other day a tree fell on two women during a storm. Should we start shooting at storms too because we’re afraid?

  7. Rhonda   2013/12/03 at 11:17 am

    Human beings are easily the most self centered creatures on the planet. We believe we have some sort of imperial right to exist without threat of harm. Common sense people. If you go into wolf country, don’t be surprised if you see a wolf. That goes for grizzlies and cougars too. Why do we feel the need to eradicate anything that might pose a threat to us? More people are killed by cars, planes, natural disasters and disease, etc., than are killed by wolves. I think things should be put in perspective and not sensationalized to work people up into a blood thirsty lather.

  8. Carlo   2013/12/03 at 12:15 pm

    I hope that the person who wrote this gets hit by a car. What a bunch of crap. This person should be hauled out into the street and have the living crap beat out of them. I am a hunter and this kind of crap is unacceptable. Lets just shoot this a**hole.

  9. Gypsy   2013/12/03 at 2:33 pm

    Chuck, Katie, and Carlo, when you have educated yourself on the FACTs…and lived in a county dealing with these menaces on a daily basis…then you have a right to an INFORMED opinion. These wolves are killing machines and if you would read WOLVES IN RUSSIA you would get a better idea of what the people in the American West are facing. As for the articles content or way it is written….having seen the WOLF Activist and ODFW department records on wolf kills and the number of excuses they will make I think the article was written from an insiders perspective. Would you three like to go hiking an camping in our wilderness I would be glad to guide you to a high wolf area so you could become better educated. I will however be going armed. You are welcome to your pepper spray which is not effective on a pack of animals.

  10. Andy   2013/12/03 at 3:57 pm

    I can’t tell, is this supposed to be a serious news article? FYI, Craters of the Moon and Boise, ID are a good three hour drive from each other.

    • Dawn   2013/12/03 at 9:37 pm

      Exactly what I was thinking!!!!!

  11. Katie   2013/12/03 at 4:15 pm

    “Gypsy” I have read numerous books on wolves, their behavior and reproduction, ranges and hunting styles. I live in a state that has one of the highest populations in the nation. In the United States from 1915-2001 there have been only 80 wolf attacks on humans, with a large portion of them being from non-healthy wolves. Those women are more likely to have been killed by a man with a gun than wolves. Also, I’d like to correct you- I have a right to my opinion at any point in time.

  12. john   2013/12/03 at 6:27 pm

    This was a poorly written article stating the possibility of other predators. I am a huge outdoorsman and hunt wolves as well I don’t have a problem with them I have a problem that they are introducing non native species of wolves into new areas that’s what my problem with it is. And I have watched a pack of wolves attack a heard of cattle then walked away and never came back. I was over a thousand yards so I know they weren’t “scared” away

  13. Heather   2013/12/03 at 11:43 pm

    For those people who continue to argue the fact that wolves kill just for food are completely wrong. Wolves kill to teach their young how to kill. They will go into a herd of elk pick out a mom and its young separate them. Kill the mother and than chase the young elk until point of exhaustion and than kill it. Than just leave the body. Everyone screams save the wolves! Save the Elk and Deer! These wolves that were reintroduced into the wild are not the native wolves that were here before they are arctic wolves! Which means they are bigger than our elk and deer. They were made to kill moose and caribou up north not our smaller game. In Yellowstone alone wolves have wiped out the Elk population.

    • vick   2013/12/04 at 11:57 am

      omg can you be more stupid? every animal teachers their young to hunt . This is the uneducated crap that spews from pro killers all the time , sadly uneducated :)

      • Rich Walton   2013/12/05 at 4:36 pm

        God I am so sick of these wimpy, pasty faced, no nothing, save the world liberal idiots. What is trying to be conveyed Vick is that some people use the excuse that wolves only hunt for food. This is not true, they kill to teach their young and they also kill for fun. So, my uneducated and uninformed friend, before you call anyone stupid on my web site, know of what you speak and another thing, the people who enjoy the sport of bowhunting, of which you also know little about, are not professional killers but people who work hard and practice continually to become proficient in shooting and hunting so they can challenge natures best and then feed their families with the reward of their effort, if they are successful, and while they do it they support an entire industry of over 3 million fellow hunters and spend billions of dollars annually on equipment and Vick, the billions of dollars we spend in taxes and licenses also go back into state and federal coffers for wildlife support, management and restoration. In addition, every piece of archery equipment is taxed at the manufacturer level at 11% for an Excise Tax that is collected by the Federal Gov’t and is supposed to go back to the states for the Dept of Fish and Wildlife for game restoration as well. Unlike the so called Animal Rights people like PETA who don’t spend one red cent on animal welfare or support. I would suggest you spend your time hanging out on the tree hugger, feel good, politically correct web sites rather than come in here and put your ignorance and your antii-hunting hatred on full display. And I apologize if I’ve offended you. I’m just fed up with the left in this country and the mindless, video game playing morons who are taught wrong things and then try to meddle in other people lives. You do what you want to do and let us do what we do. We won’t come and make you hunt I promise.

  14. Cindy   2013/12/04 at 10:12 am

    Actually these introduced wolves are much larger & more aggressive than the native wolves were. I know of a pack of native wolves that were not a problem. In fact they avoided humans & so were rarely seen except by the loggers while topping trees. As soon as they stopped their chain saws, they’d be gone. But the introduced wolves hunted them down & shredded them. Now, they ARE extinct.

  15. Dee   2013/12/04 at 10:15 am

    Who knows what killed those women. But we know bear and big cats will kill humans. It is silly to think that wolves won’t do the same thing when given the opportunity, what would make them recognize us as something to be feared. It is only with guns or bows we are the predator to bear, cat, wolves…without we become prey. The article was poorly written, but the reality is there is a food chain, and without weapons we aren’t on the top when we are in their world. I for one wouldn’t go there unarmed.

  16. vick   2013/12/04 at 11:55 am

    Wolves are lovely pack creatures :) ive been around many and guess what ! im still alive! im more afraid of the insane people who brutally kill them than the wolves :) i hope the wolf haters will just move back to the city :) clearly they are not man enough to live with gods creatures! so they are to destroy it all! thankfully karma is a lovely lady :) and ive seen alot of her work on these hunters recently . I would , however , like to add i am NOT anti hunting! but i am anti wolf hunting , hunt for food not sport , just goes to show what little balls you actually have

  17. Dawn Appelberg   2013/12/04 at 3:36 pm

    It is not the return of the wolf that is the problem. THis is the actual FIRST EVER documented kill of a human on North American soil. Europe has always had the bad rap as far as lethal wolves go. Want to know what really killed these ladies? Idiocy. People leaving food out for the wild animals. Creating scenarios where wolves lose their fear of man.

    They are apex predators and we have attempted to control them. As usual, man done screwed with nature again…and nature bit back.

    • Andy C   2013/12/05 at 6:23 pm

      Vic, you my friend have no idea what happens out there these wolves must be killed and left where they lie, don’t bother digging a hole bring back the native wolf I’m all for that not these blood thirsty gray wolves I have first hand experience with these wolves trapping then in ID I really enjoy every time we fill the traps that’s a few less wolves out there

      • les   2013/12/05 at 10:58 pm

        What a jerk to bring cancer into this topic! No normal person would wish that upon another….what a PUKE!!!!

      • Andy Rout   2013/12/06 at 12:15 pm

        Mike you are a nut job, I live and hunt in the uk for smaller species , how can you wish cancer on someone ?? you should be hunted down like the moron and coward you animal rights people are

    • Ridge   2013/12/05 at 11:49 pm

      Dawn, there have been four known, proven and recorded wolf kills on humans since 1942 and 20 recorded wolf attacks that did not lead to death in North America since 1881.
      Noorvik, Alaska 1 in 1942
      Wainwright, Alaska 1 in 1943
      Points North, Saskatchewan, Canada 1 in 2005
      Chignik Lake, Alaska 1 in 2010
      Here is a Wikipedia site that lists all fatalities and wolf attacks

      Please research your facts before posting erroneous information.

  18. Carissa   2013/12/05 at 11:42 am

    Pack mentality – this is where that expression comes from. If wolf groups are getting bigger, so is their drive for dominance. Populations of wolves have to be controlled, not increased. When packs grow larger than natural occurrences, they will become spree killers, as evident by this article.

  19. chuck   2013/12/06 at 1:48 am

    Just to let you all know I am a hunter and have enjoyed hung for over 25 years. but as I said before, poacher are the number one killer, we had and have the same problem up here. the point on the gray wolf is if you all didn’t kill off all the wolfs, then we would not be talking about this. so, I read one blg that said you tree huggers should stay out of our business. people you have a country that is starving, fix that problem and you will see the population come back.

  20. Voice of reason   2013/12/06 at 2:26 am

    If you dont like nature, dont go hiking. the caveman used pointy sticks and managed to survive. so take a stick…

    • Rhonda   2013/12/08 at 10:08 am


  21. Colt   2013/12/06 at 10:18 am

    The ignorance is overwhelming!! Normal wolf behavior is dangerous enough to humans, livestock and urban sprawl now you are introducing Hybrids that are raised by humans, which in turn makes them more aggressive and have no natural fear of people. Second they are introducing wolf populations into areas in numbers larger than historic highs, again causes an already aggressive animale to become more aggressive and show more need for dominance. The true scienceof this if you would actually take the time to read is completely against reintroduction and expansion of wolves in western states the problem is people want to base there opinions and actions on emotion and false facts.

  22. joanooo   2013/12/06 at 10:55 am

    It is very likely that the wolves were two-legged, but not four-legged. The damage that was done to the bodies is likely post-mortem (after death), and the killer or killers counted on the wolves eating on the dead bodies, as would the bears, mountain lions, coyotes, etc. BTW, I am a native Montanan so I know the wildlife quite well.

  23. JW   2013/12/06 at 11:59 am

    The same libtards that cry to save the wolves are the same ones that wouldn’t blink an eye to do away with Pitbulls.

  24. Rich Walton   2013/12/09 at 11:22 am

    I hate to delete posts but I had to dump Mike. I’m all for intelligent or even passionate opinions, right or wrong, but Mike had nothing of worth to say, lacked any knowledge of the event and instead took what sadly has become a standard liberal tactic of spewing hate and insults. As I’ve said before, if you are an anti-hunter then understand, bowhunting.net is a BOWHUNTING web site. If hunting offends you then please, do us all a favor and go to some other web site that is more to your liking. If you want to come in here and post on articles that interest you to voice an opinion I’m all for it. If you come in here to attack, insult, demean and harass I will dump you as quickly as I see your post.

  25. Sterling   2013/12/13 at 7:44 am

    I know several of the guys who first found their bodies, all of them hate wolves, but I never heard any suspicions that either of them were attacked, killed, or eaten by wolves. Don’t mistake the possible motivation for a cover up with the actual existence of a cover up. It makes you look stupid and easy to marginalize, and it hurts your cause.

  26. Dave   2013/12/23 at 1:34 pm

    *Fact: The wolf population should be regulated just the same (if not more) as other game animimals.
    *Fact: Wolves hunt and kill to hone their skills. It’s not evil it’s the survival instinct that has made them such a feared and respected predator for ages.
    *Fact: The moose, elk, deer, and buffalo populations have drastically decreased since the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone. Reduced numbers of these animals was to be expected, though, when wolves threaten the exhistence of these herds, it’s of course time to start doing more to control the wolf population.
    *Fact: Name calling and hate speach is so easy to do here in forums like this but it’s still ugly and unproductive. Let civility and respectability be our guide folks.