The next installment of this vital information on what the previous administrations have done in the wolf reintroduction process and the devastating effect it has had on the local environments.
By: Toby Bridges Along most of Montana’s western boundary, the Bitterroot Mountains form the border between the state and neighboring Idaho. The area shown here was always one of my late wife’s favorite camping spots … located about 70 miles south of where we lived in Missoula. It was a great […]
Thanks to a Federal Judge’s decisions in the U.S. District Court in Missoula, MT over a five or six year period, several hundred thousand elk were lost to non-native, non-indigenous Alberta wolves that should not have ever been transplanted into the Greater Yellowstone Area in the first place.
Toby Bridges tackles the wolf issue and Agenda 21 and how it effects our nation and our sport. The wolf issue is the new battle ground, where the anti-human U.S. environmental groups can chip away at every aspect of living in this country, and especially at hunting.
Toby Bridges discusses the Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery Project and how this questionable intervention by the Fish and Wildlife Service into the west affects the game herds and the consequences on the American hunter.
Sportsmen Taking Charge of Predator Problems In Montana the typical family, resident or non-resident, can load up in the family van, SUV or pickup truck on a hot summer day and head down to many of the state’s parks or state maintained “fishing access” areas, and spend the day frolicking in the cool flow of […]
Is the USFWS correct in quoting reduced wolf numbers in the Northern Rockies or are they being skewed to fit the anti hunting, environmentalist agenda?
“Wolves” have been shot and killed in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Nebraska. “Wolf-like” wild canines are now in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Part 2: When It Comes To Wolves, State Wildlife Agencies In The Northern Rockies Still Don’t Get It…Or, Do They?
Toby Bridges continues his reports and comments on the state of wolves and policy makers in the Northern Rockies.
The wolf population introduced to federal mandate is out of control. They decimate the game herds and now they too are suffering. Planned, or just environmental stupidity?
Putting in ten to fifteen miles a day on foot, I never saw one single fresh set of elk tracks…and could count the number of fresh deer tracks on the fingers of one hand.
Is the environmentalist movement being pushed with taxpayer dollars, anti hunting, anti human agenda and the UN? Good game management? Sportsman’s dollars?
The wolf population is out of control in Montana and the Dept. of Fish, Wildlife and Parks must take responsibility.
Is government working with the anti's to ensure the out of control wolf population continues to bred and decimate wildlife?
1,700 to 1,900 wolves are in Montana each must make 25 to 30 kills annually for sustenance,
The Y2Y plan calls for turning an area three times the size of California into a near human-less wild corridor.
Is the IDF&G attempting to remove hunters from the public process?
Who is Montana Hunters and Anglers Action? Importantly, are they pro-hunter or anti?
How factual have any of the claims made during the planning stages of this project been? Have wolves in fact made the herds stronger, and have they achieved a natural balance?
Is the wolf reintroduction based on junk science or anti-hunting agendas? It is now very apparent that when plans were first being made to bring wolves back into the Northern Rockies, knowledgeable “wolf scientists” must have been extremely rare – and extremely far and few in between.
pro-wolf organizations felt wolves had more right to the region’s big game than the hunters…
It appears as if members of the New Mexico State Game Commission based their decision on the Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Program on what was in the best interests of members of the New Mexico State Game Commission.
This release was written several days before President Obama signed the continuing budget bill into law on April 15th.
The wolf devastation grows along with the anger from ranchers, farmers, residents and sportsmen alike. Something must be done.
If there’s one thing that outdoors men and outdoors women have learned from being forced to live with wolves, it’s that the citizens of the United States sure cannot put much trust in what advocacy groups or organizations call themselves these days. Most who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle have grown up with organizations like the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, and the National Wild Turkey Federation – names that clearly say what these organizations are pretty much all about. These and a number of other sportsman-based organizations have been there to represent sportsmen issues, threats against hunting and fishing, or the rights of U.S. firearm owners. Quite a few are “roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty” conservation organizations which have done much to preserve and expand wildlife and fisheries habitat in this country.
Public tolerance for the growing number of wolf packs and the overall wolf population is now diminishing quickly in the Northern Rocky Mountain states of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, and likewise in the Upper Midwest states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Residents of these states, especially in the local areas where wolves have been allowed to increase in numbers and range are now beginning to see an entirely different behavioral trend than predicted by state and federal wildlife agencies, and from environmental and animal rights groups. They are also now seeing far greater damage being done to other wildlife populations and greater threats to human safety than wolf experts once claimed would happen.
If it looks like garbage…smells like garbage…and leaves a nasty taste in your mouth like garbage – then it must be garbage. And that pretty much describes the “Wolf Stew” also known as the Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery Project.
Recent studies on Yellowstone elk and wolves have found that weather and hunter harvest affect elk declines more than wolf predation. In fact, wolves often enhance prey populations by culling weak and sick animals from the gene pool, leaving only the strongest animals to reproduce.
LOBO WATCH One area of the Northern Rockies that has suffered excessive wolf depredation is the Greater Yellowstone Area – right where the first of those non-endangered Canadian wolves were first turned loose by USFWS. Before those predators began to multiply and have a noticeable impact on elk, moose and other big game populations in […]
LOBO WATCH What many environmentalists have been claiming to be a “true conservation success story” is now showing its very negative side. Amongst extreme controversy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service kicked off the Wolf Recovery Project of the Northern Rockies back in 1995 with the release of the first wolves to set foot in […]