January 16, 2018

BLM Rescinds Idaho for Wildlife’s Predator Derby Permit – Fascism Rules

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This should come as further substantiation that the country we live in is dictated by totalitarian environmentalists, who are doing exactly what the U.S. Government wants them to do. Actions like this, made to appear as though “Washington” forced BLM to rescind the permit, makes most believe there is innocents among the predator wolves of Washington and the fascist U.S. Government. Wake up people! We are not living in a free country any longer.

Press Release from Idaho for Wildlife:

IDAHO FOR WILDLIFE, INC.
PRESS RELEASE (11-25-14)
By Steve Alder, Pres.

The decision by the BLM to withdraw our permit will not stop the coyote and wolf hunt. We cannot dictate where people hunt. We will follow the same procedure as we did last year and require hunters during registration to sign a waiver stating that any wolf or coyote taken on BLM land will not qualify for the derby. The BLM at the DC level has become too politically influenced and motivated. The idea that they would require a full blown NEPA analysis including an Environmental assessment for only 100-150 hunters to cover over 3million acres is absurd and ridiculous.

We worked very hard with the local BLM to be granted the permit. After the BLM refused to grant us a permit last year, they advised us to start the permit process early and we jumped through every hoop they required. They issued us a permit and then the DC bureaucrats revoked it. There is no doubt that the local BLM spend a time and resources on this permitting process. The BLM policies need to be changed and we will push for more legislative oversight of this out of control agency that is now caving to the radical anti-hunters.

We will offer 2 cash prizes, one for the most coyotes and one for the most wolves. We will provide additional prizes for successful youth hunters.

100% of the excess cash contributions will be given back to the Salmon valley to various charities, such as a college scholarship, The local food bank, and to help a local rancher that was severely impacted by wolf depredation this past summer. This rancher is not one of the large ranchers and he lost the majority of his calf crop along with 13 adult cows to wolves this past Summer while they were grazing on Public land and this that has devastated him financially. He’s hoping to get a job at the new ShopKo that they are building in Salmon as he doesn’t think he can recover financially.

Thanks,

Steve Alder

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  • GoldDust

    Delusions of grandeur and maniacal environmental evangelism go hand in hand like the headsman’s ax and the Rio Treaty.

  • Chandie Bartell

    Wait a minute! I thought these were MY public lands!!!!!! :0

  • Chandie Bartell

    Yeah, this is what the NGO extremists support on BLM lands for them to photograph and profit from. Since laws don’t matter and the BLM makes decisions on ethics when threatened with a law-suit, maybe we should also eliminate wildlife photographers on our public lands. Most sportsmen in Idaho and people that support hunting don’t agree with this activity as ethical to “photograph” for profit or recreation. I think it needs to be stopped. It’s not socially acceptable to the majority of Idaho citizens. By the way our wildlife is owned by the Idaho citizens not people all over the world or out of staters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRuxCMhvl84

  • GoldDust

    Environmental Assessment

    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/pdfs/nepa/WVcoyote.pdf

    “During the summer of 1995 a total of 406 West Virginia shepherds participated in a survey designed by Thomas McConnell of The West Virginia University Cooperative Extension Service to evaluate the effect of predation on West Virginia livestock producers. The survey indicated that during the 1994-1995 season, shepherds lost an estimated 4,630 lambs and ewes to coyote predation, a total economic loss of $329,050.00. A NASS 1995 survey of Sheep and Goat Predator Loss for West Virginia reported a total of 2,300 lambs and ewes lost to coyote predation It appears that the NASS survey under reported sheep losses to coyotes by 100%. McConnell (1995) said that on a percentage basis, the most recent years of decline in sheep numbers has been at a higher rate than any other time in West Virginia agricultural history. The 1995 survey also found that 51% of the shepherds surveyed reported that one or more of their neighbors left the sheep business because of sheep losses to predators The conclusion of the 1995 Survey was that unless predation losses can be minimized, West Virginia shepherds cannot sustain this high level of predation and will continue leaving the sheep business, resulting in a net economic loss to livestock producers and to the State of West Virginia (McConnell 1995).”—Source U.S. government

    “In FY2000, 121 cooperators requested IPMP service from WS and had a loss of 277 sheep to coyotes before the predation was stopped (unpublished MIS data). NASS (2000) reported the lost value of these sheep totaled $14,663. In FY2001 the 133 cooperators in the IPMP lost 386 sheep to predators before the predation was stopped (unpublished MIS data). NASS (2001) reported the total value of the 386 sheep lost to predators was $37,056. Based on predation rates prior to 1996 it is estimated that without a predation management program these same farmers could have lost 4,000 sheep valued at $384,000 (MIS data & NASS 2001). Most substantial is the value of the sheep protected by WS on the farms of these 133 cooperators. NASS (2001) provided estimates of the average value of sheep in West Virginia and WS protected sheep that had a total value of $1,768,704.00”—Source, U.S. government

    “In 2000, NASS (2001) reported 147,00 head of cattle were lost to animal predators in the U. S., totaling $51.6 million dollars. Coyotes accounted for 64.6% (95,000 head) of the total cattle and calves lost to predators. Dogs were the second leading cause for cattle and calves lost to predators, accounting for 17.7% (26,000 head).”—Source, U.S. government

    “NASS (2001) reported 900 calves lost to predators in West Virginia in 2000. The lost value of these calves totaled $236,000 with an average market value of $262/head. Cattle and calves are most vulnerable to predation at calving time and less vulnerable as they get older and larger (Shaw 1977, 1981, Horstman and Gunson 1982). Many West Virginia farmers begin calving during January when coyote food requirements are at their highest level Also many WS cooperators that have sheep and goats also raise cattle and calves. During FY2001 WS cooperators reported losing only 12 calves to coyotes (MIS data) while WS protected calves on cooperator farms from coyote predation with an estimated value of $522,166.00.”—Source, U.S. government

    “Coyotes and dogs are the largest predators of goats in 3 major goat producing states (AZ, NM, and TX) accounting for 35.6% and 17.5% of predator losses, respectively (NASS 2000). The value of goats lost in those 3 states from all predators was $3.4 million.”—Source, U.S. government

    “The need exists for effective management of predation associated with coyotes, red foxes, feral dogs, wolf-hybrids, and exotic carnivores on livestock because livestock producers lack expertise and specialized equipment to capture these animals. Additionally, livestock producers do not have the appropriate certifications to use some methods to effectively stop predation. Livestock producers also have limited time to devote to developing expertise to remove livestock predators. Large livestock operations also have a need to efficiently use large acreage to cost effectively raise livestock for profit. The large number of animals raised by large livestock operations may prohibit effective use of some non-lethal methods (e.g., night penning) because of labor, time constraints, and disease concerns.”—Source, U.S. government

  • GoldDust

    “Coyotes are the leading cause of predation losses for beef calves, sheep and goat producers.”—The U.S. government

    The Livestock Protection Collar

    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/wildlife_damage/content/printable_version/fs_livestock_protection_collar.pdf

    “In a 1982 presentation, “Economic Effect on the Family, the Community, and the County,” Dr. Robert Kensing, an economist with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, reported, “Predation is a major cause of the almost complete liquidation of sheep and goat [operations] from central Texas.” Kensing (1982) also reported that most sheep and goat operations are family farms, and the effects of predation on these operations include a decline in total income, loss of benefits from diversification, and the necessity to seek off-farm income. In addition, when these operations are discontinued, the family loses the opportunity to work together, a factor benefiting family life.”—Source, U.S. government