Of Wolves and Junk Science

Of Wolves and Junk Science

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.

Which Organizations Should We Support?

Which Organizations Should We Support?

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.

The Reality of Wolves Sinks In

The Reality of Wolves Sinks In

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.

Too Many Chefs Ruined the Wolf Stew

Too Many Chefs Ruined the Wolf Stew

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.

The Reality of Living With Wolves

The Reality of Living With Wolves

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.

Is Wolf Experiment a Costly and Disastrous Failure? Part 2

Is Wolf Experiment a Costly and Disastrous Failure? Part 2

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 […]

Is Wolf Experiment a Costly and Disastrous Failure? Part 1

Is Wolf Experiment a Costly and Disastrous Failure? Part 1

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 […]

Sportsmen Taking Charge of Predator Problems

Sportsmen Taking Charge of Predator Problems

Has The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  Become A Rogue Agency? There are now a number of very dark clouds hanging over the fish and wildlife arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior.  And the tallest thunder cell has to be the manner in which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has handled the […]

Campaign Lanches to Remove Wolves from Endangered Species List

Campaign Lanches to Remove Wolves from Endangered Species List

As a judge in Montana considers whether to permit Montana and Idaho to continue hunts to manage mushrooming wolf populations that have decimated big game herds, Defenders of Wildlife has sought to triple the number of wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming and the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned Interior Secretary Salazar and the […]

Are The Northern Rockies In A Predator Pit?

Are The Northern Rockies In A Predator Pit?

Wolf researchers have come to use the term Predator Pit when referring to an area where predators have pulled prey populations down so low that recovery of those populations is impossible, unless there is a drastic reduction in the number of predators.  The situation results from how predators affect prey numbers in two different ways. […]