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Prager

by Prager on 03 December 2018 - 16:12

“The 06 Legacy,” a Facebook group for wolf lovers, honored 926F’s life in a Facebook post Wednesday.

“926F showed incredible strength, courage and resilience in everything she did,” the Facebook post says. “She had a special bond with her daughter Little T and they stayed together all these years.”

The post continued: “We had so much to celebrate when we saw five strong and healthy pups this fall. And now it took just one bullet and 926F is gone. Just like her mother 06 and her uncle 754M before her. With current wolf management practices, the tragedy just doesn’t end. ... Rest In Peace our beautiful Queen.”

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks confirmed Spitfire was legally killed by a trophy hunter less than five miles from the northeast entrance of Yellowstone.

The beloved wolf’s death has reignited calls for a buffer around Yellowstone, a hunting-free zone, to protect animals who wander beyond the park’s invisible boundary.

“Perhaps Montana should take a closer look at the economics of wolf hunting,” the New York-based Wolf Conservation Center wrote in a blog post Wednesday. “Seems that Yellowstone wolves are worth a lot more alive than dead.”
RichCarne

by RichCarne on 03 December 2018 - 22:12

Makes my blood boil !!!!!!!!
Jessejones

by Jessejones on 03 December 2018 - 22:12

Me too. More than I can say.
That whole pack is destroyed...and for what?

darylehret

by darylehret on 05 December 2018 - 04:12

There have been 95 wolves harvested so far this year in Montana. It would be foolish to think that a population that doubles every two years if unregulated shouldn't be kept in check in order to maintain a balance. The celebrity status granted to a single wolf is only used to manipulate public sympathy for the funneling of donations.

Sorry, it can't be both ways. There is little of this big state that isn't wolf territory now, and nowhere for flourishing packs to go without encroaching on one another. Packs don't take kindly to each other, and territory is fought for, oftentimes to the death.

It was just about five days back a wolf passed through, one evening and morning very near to my home. Any fool should know, that could easily spell trouble for any of my pack of eleven dogs, especially with my female in heat. I can't take a hike with dogs on my own damn land without arming myself formidably.

It could be a lot worse in Montana, if there was no management strategy at all. Appearanly, this ole gal lived to be a ripe old age, and it was her time to move on so that others in her pack could benefit on the resources that the limits of her territory could offer.
Prager

by Prager on 05 December 2018 - 04:12

So, Daryl, who managed and "harvested" wolves before the white man came in?

 The word "Harvest" in this correlation makes me cringe. 

darylehret

by darylehret on 05 December 2018 - 05:12

Obviously, wolves have collided with man since farming and herding began some 12,000 years ago in other parts of the world. If you're referring to North America, where agriculture and herding was pretty much nonexistent until white man, then that pretty much explains how 25,000 wolves would be "harvested" in just 23 years, between 1919 and 1942.

My family has been in Montana territory since the 1880s, homesteaders and ranchers, a full generation before the "War on Wolves" took place. But it was the government that called for the eradication of wolves, on federally owned lands. Expansion to the west can't be blamed on just westerners. When immigrants from all over the world seek the opportunities of our nation, we can't all live in New York, you know.

States regulate themselves, so people in New York won't be telling me how to walk my dog any time soon, and the people of Montana see fit to make sure 25,000 wolves aren't crawling up our arses. If you want to change the way we live, then take residence. Walk in our boots and you might just find you don't know so much about wolves after all.
Prager

by Prager on 05 December 2018 - 21:12

I have lived and worked in Montana and in Wyoming for 8 years and I and many others there do not care for your point of view. Most people with these arguments are people who enjoy killing something wolf included and just justify it the way you do. I may say the same thing to you. If you do not like wolves then move to NYC. Ranchers, as far as I know, get paid for damage wolf make on a life stock.  

 I would say to kill a problem wolf is one thing, but to kill to "harvest" is sick!


darylehret

by darylehret on 05 December 2018 - 23:12

The situation became different than when you lived in the area prior to the wolf introduction that began in the nineties. I personally take no offense to having wolves in Montana, but I do believe the wolf population requires management. What I find useless is people who fail to use common sense and understand the concept of moderation. I have Respect for All Life, nor are my dogs livestock that ANY amount of monetary compensation could stop me from killing a wolf.
Prager

by Prager on 07 December 2018 - 07:12

OK.... I'll say it: "you convinced me".I am sure you do not hear this very often on PDB forum.
Hans

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