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LongbowArchitect
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It's happening as expected. The "re-introduced" wolf is migrating south from Montana, Idaho & Wyoming into Colorado. I hope Colorado can control them better than our neighbors to the north.
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Wolves have ruined hunting in Idaho and they will do the same to Colorado unless their numbers are managed through aerial wolf hunting.

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Eastman's magazine reported one of the WY pack was in AZ. They are not the same as the smaller wolf that inhabited the country.

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They have been here for a while. A tagged female was found dead along I 70 three maybe four years ago. There have been several credible sightings in northpark over the last few years. I have been told there is a small pack around encampment just across the WY border too. [dunno]

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I recall a confirmed wolf killed by being hit by a vehicle, on I-70 some 10 or more years ago. We also saw one about 20 years ago while elk hunting west of Cowdry. We were only about one half mile south of the Wyoming border south of Medicine Bow National Forest.
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I had a wolf pass within 25 yards of me when I hunted the San Juan Mountains in Colorado back in 2010. I saw him(or her) twice within 2 hours, once at about 40 yards and later at about 25 yards. It was the thrill of my hunt.
This is the best pic I could get of him. He was at about 40 yards here.
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The report really chaps my hinder. . . So it takes certified genius expert game biologists three weeks using DNA sequencing to determine if this is really truly a wolf, but the poor slob hunter, who did the right thing and called it in, had maybe ten seconds, at a distance, in a state where "there are no wolves" to make a determination, right or wrong.

Same goes with many ( maybe most, but I am certain not all) of the recent cop shootings. Six months later the DA in all his infinite wisdom looking at all the evidence, makes a cut, while the poor cop has seconds, under duress.
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Well said ChuckC

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The alarming thing to me is that they are now in Colorado and probably in numbers. If you value the elk and moose herds you need to take corrective action. The elk and moose herds in all states that have uncontrolled wolves are devastated. They need to be controlled aggressively or Colorado will be next and it won't take but a few years.

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Still pending DNA results. There are quite a few dog/wolf mix in private ownership. Could be one of them.

The wolf huggers are lobbying hard to have the hunter charged. Media seems to support the idea charging him. I don't think he will be charged. He did exactly the right thing according to law. If PAW caves and charges him they will alienate the hunting community to the point that the three S's will have to be SOP for any sensible hunter.

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Hunting and trapping by sportsman will not control their numbers. We have an organization that reimburses hunters and trappers up to $500 per Wolf in Idaho and in N. Idaho that is all that is keeping our heads above water.

I have said from the beginning when Colorado gets hit with the Wolf tsunami like Idaho did we will hear a heck of an outcry from sportsman.

The last 10 years here (N. Idaho) has been gut wrenching to watch. When your wildlife biologists make statements like, "Well at least we will always have Deer to hunt" you know you are in dire straits.

I don't hate Wolves, I hate what the overpopulation has done.

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"Shoot, shovel, and shut up."

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Per ChuckC, you've gotta love the hunting ethics of guys like this. So he's licensed (and trained??) by the state to hunt coyotes and this kind of "shoot it cuz it moved and is hairy" is the best he can do?? I guess you get what you "pay" for....

What's even nuttier is the article then becomes a commercial for "Big Game Forever"! This private, Utah group founded by Don Peay and Ryan Benson was chartered to lobby federal officials and funded by at least $600,000 of Utah taxpayer money to oppose the re-introduction of wolves into Utah - a state where no reintroduction has been formally proposed. They have now received at least $2 million to fund their work for which there is virtually no oversight. When asked at an appropriations hearing about what his group has accomplished with the money, Peay responded vaguely with “It’s been used to do a very complex, political, legal, grass-roots effort,". Kind of makes you wonder what UT taxpayers got for their money…..

What’s even crazier is that Peay used his previous group “Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife” to engineer a land swap with a Texas oil company to shut sportsmen out of 80,000 acres of public land. He’s also on record as saying that it’s time to “revisit” the widely accepted principle in the United States and Canada that game is a public resource, calling the current system of laws “socialist”. He supports giving private landowners special rights to hunt big game, even out of season, and to be able to sell those rights.

It appears that Peay is now capitalizing on the average sportsman and their rage against wolves in furthering a much larger political and profit driven agenda. Thanks again for drawing our attention to this.

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quote:
Originally posted by SCATTERSHOT:
"Shoot, shovel, and shut up."

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