February 13, 2016

Rational Predator Control for Sensible Wildlife Management

Steve Alder, executive director of Idaho for Wildlife, was quoted in the Lewiston Tribune: Steve Alder of Lewiston, executive director of Idaho For Wildlife, said elk have no other relief from wolves in remote areas such as the Lolo zone. He contends wolves in areas closer to rural populations are exposed to higher hunting pressure […]

Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region

Federal wildlife services and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have joined forces to kill wolves in the Clearwater Region for the third year in a row. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Se4srO ) that elk herds have been struggling in the remote country for nearly two decades. Source: Wildlife officials to kill wolves in […]

Marenisco, Michigan Fighting Wolf Problem

“It’s a big problem up here,” he said. “I know the DNR’s hands are pretty much tied as far as what we can do about these wolves since they’ve been relisted (on the endangered species list) by court order, but I live this every day and I’m responsible for the safety of these people. I […]

100-Plus Years to Realize What Settlers Learned in an Instant

*Editor’s Note* – I’ll never cease to be amazed at ignorance and how deeply ingrained into our society it is….or, this is simply a good money-making, job-security undertaking – “managing” wolves and acting stupid. As settlers moved West, it was only a matter of hours before they figured out wolves were a problem. Add a […]

Predator-Prey Study: Wolves not threat to deer you may think

*Editor’s Note* – I have not read the entire report referenced in the below link. Most of the information presented is sensible and seems to substantiate most all other real scientific studies on predator prey relationships. However, it still amazes me that Mr. Beyer, one of the DNR researchers makes some puzzling and seemingly contradictory […]

Landowner scares off wolves that had surrounded dog – Washington

Members of the Dirty Shirt wolf pack confronted a female Great Pyrenees at a home northeast of Chewlah, Wash., in Stevens County on Jan. 25. The resident, who was not identified by the department, reported to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office that at least five wolves surrounded his female Great Pyrenees in a field outside […]

Idaho Wolf Management A Success

 But Don’t Go LOOK! The bottom line is Idaho has a healthy, sustainable wolf population that is over seven times higher than the federal recovery goal. Idaho Fish and Game has proven we can responsibly manage wolves, provide regulated hunting and trapping opportunity, and reduce conflict. That is good both for the people of Idaho […]

Disease, wolves top list of Minnesota moose killers

*Editor’s Note* – What the news report DOESN’T tell us. The information printed in this news report is misleading and I believe to be intentionally so. What I highlighted below is but one example. Of 173 collard moose, 47 died last year. The report says 1/3 of the 47 (15-16) moose’s deaths were attributed to wolves, […]

Senate Panel Backs Bill to End ESA Protection of Wolves in 4 States, and Prohibit Court Interference

A Senate committee has approved a Republican amendment to strip federal protection from gray wolves in three Great Lakes states and Wyoming. The measure also prohibits courts from intervening in those states on behalf of the embattled predator. Source: Senate panel backs bill to drop wolf protections in 4 states, including Michigan

Wolves attack dog near Gwinn, Michigan

A Forsyth Township man is looking for help from the Department of Natural Resources following a wolf attack on one of his dogs. Dennis Stachewicz was out walking one of his German Shorthaired Pointers Sunday afternoon, when two wolves surrounded his dog, Gabby. Source: Wolves attack dog near Gwinn | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News […]