July 11, 2020

Wolf Hearing in Albuquerque, NM on Wednesday

Embassy Suites Albuquerque.

Please Register and get up there 3 PM Wednesday.

Anyone ranch associated in NM or AZ needs to try and make this thing.

Pre-hearing Americans For Prosperity, prep is at 3 and Fish and Wildlife Service hearing on wolf de-listing is at 5.

thanks

Laura Schneberger

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Comment Period on Mex. Wolves Extended, New Hearing Dates Set

Contact:
Gavin Shire
(703) 358-2649
gavin_shire@fws.gov

*Service Extends Comment Periods for Gray and Mexican Wolf Proposals, Reschedules Public Hearings, Adds Hearing in Arizona *

As a result of delays caused by the lapse in federal appropriations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced rescheduled dates for the remainder of a series of public hearings on two proposed rules—one to list the Mexican wolf as an endangered subspecies and delist the gray wolf elsewhere, and the other to improve recovery efforts for the Mexican wolf in the Southwest. Comment period deadlines also are extended until December 17 to allow these hearings to take place within the public comment periods on the proposed rules.

The hearings will take place on November 19 in Denver, Colorado, November 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and November 22 in Sacramento, California. Each will include a short informational presentation. The Service has also added a public information meeting and hearing in Pinetop, Arizona, on December 3. The hearings are part of the Service’s continuing efforts to provide an open, comprehensive public process for the two proposed wolf rules and will provide the public a forum by which to register their views.

A formal notice of these hearings and the extension of the comment period will appear in *the Federal Register* on October 28.

To learn more about the proposed rules, view the draft *Federal Register*notice with the details of the public hearings, and for links to submit comments to the public record, visit www.fws.gov/home/wolfrecovery.

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“Wolves in Government Clothing” – a David Spady Film

Wolves in Government Clothing - CopyThe real tragedy? Two people can discuss or argue about whether or not wolves are a necessary part of “balancing” an ecosystem. Two people can discuss or argue about whether wolves brought and carry fatal to human diseases. Two people can discuss or argue about whether wolves kill for sport. Two people can discuss or argue about how many wolves are enough and where their habitat should be. Two people can discuss and argue whether the Endangered Species Act is doing the job it was intended to do. Two people can discuss or argue about just about every aspect of the wolf and the impact it has had on Americans since reintroduction. But, when a person chooses to discuss and argue whether or not wolves should be protected over the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for human beings, there is something there that is sub human, vile and disgusting.

In this film, the real tragedy is that humans, with a face, a name, with children, property, a livelihood, heritage, love, family and all that it entails, are threatened of having it all snatched away from them because mentally twisted people believe animals deserve more than humans.

My God, what have we become?

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Senator Gail Griffin to hold legislative hearing in Greenlee County on Mexican Wolf Recovery Program

October 9, 2013 (Press Release)

(Phoenix, State Capitol)—Concerned by the ongoing impact of the federal Mexican Wolf Recovery Program on the residents and ranchers of Greenlee County, State Senator Gail Griffin (R-Hereford) has announced that she will be holding a legislative hearing in Greenlee County on Saturday, October 19, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Greenlee County Courthouse, where members of the public will be invited to share their personal stories and experiences with the wolf program.

“With federal bureaucrats proposing a massive expansion of the Mexican Wolf Program, I feel it is more important than ever for Arizona policymakers to understand how this program has impacted local residents so that we can respond to the federal government’s proposal accordingly,” said Senator Griffin.

“I look forward to meeting with Greenlee County residents face to face and hearing their stories. They have been on the front lines of this program for two decades; their voices deserve to be heard.”

Who: State Senator Gail Griffin

What: Legislative Hearing on Mexican Wolf Recovery Program

When: Saturday, October 19, 1 pm – 3 pm

Where: Greenlee County Courthouse
253 5th St., Clifton

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Feed Bears So They Won’t Attack People

Ignorance amazes me! What is that old adage? You can correct ignorance but there’s little hope for stupidity.

Environmentalists are some of the dumbest people around. I suppose that’s why they proudly parade their label as an environmentalist.

Environmentalists have a hankering to protect predators. While the useful idiots actually believe the predators are what make the ecosystems run smoothly, like high test gasoline in an engine, the real reason predators get the protection is because it is a great totalitarian tool to seize the rights away from citizens and destroy much of the heritage that made this country great. Because of this fake protection of animals, i.e. predators, environmentalists are often, nay always, caught in lies and making ignorant statements.

Example: In the Albuquerque Journal, the story goes that a man is forced to shoot a bear in his driveway because the bear wouldn’t leave and after a couple attempts to drive the bear away, the bear followed him up his driveway. Officials said he did the right thing.

Now to the root of the problem and the ignorance of some. This area of New Mexico has suffered 3 consecutive years of drought. Because of the drought, there is not much natural food for animals like bears. Bears get hungry. Bears need to eat a lot heading into fall and winter. Bears go to wherever there is food and if hungry enough will consume most anything, including human flesh if the opportunity presents itself.

In this same region where the attack took place, officials say there is a bear population of between 46 and 72. Yes, I said 46 and 72. Isn’t that akin to, say, Maine black bear biologists saying the Pine Tree State has between 19,000 and 31,000 bears? That’s quite a disparity, is it not? Makes you wonder how good the counting and estimating is.

Anyway, so in this region with 46 – 72 bears, there have been 15 “depredation kills” so far this year; in other words, officials killed 15 problem bears. In addition, according to this news article, 6 other bears have been killed in other ways…..that they know of or are willing to admit. That’s 21 bears dead!

I don’t think it’s a secret that officials claim that the worse problem that exists that causes the unwanted death of predators in particular, i.e the black bear, is when they become what is called habituated to humans. In other words, they lose their fear of them. Many people think that if bears, or other large predators, lose their fear, they have become friendly and won’t bother you. Nothing could be more deadly wrong.

The easiest way to habituate a bear is to feed it out in your back yard. The second easiest way to habituate a bear to human food is to feed it out in the woods. People within bear protection groups in New Mexico are asking officials to go out into the forest and feed the bears so they won’t attack people. Brilliant!

To be completely forthcoming here, in Maine the environmentalists want to ban bear hunting that is done over bait. Bait can comprise many different products (some a secret, wink, wink) but bait piles often contain human food. The difference between allowing the baiting of bears in Maine for hunting and supplemental feeding of bears in New Mexico is that Maine must rely on the success that comes from hunting bears over bait in order to control the populations of bears in Maine, now numbering at least 31,000. Bears are also hunted in Maine, they are not in New Mexico.

So, let’s put this in a bit of perspective. Cedar Crest, New Mexico, where this man was forced to shoot a bear, is having a serious problem with bear encounters from an estimated population of 46 – 72 bears. Cedar Crest covers 3.3 square miles and a human population of almost 1,100. The town has a bear problem when drought hits.

The entire state of New Mexico, covering 121,589 square miles and a human population of 2,085,538, estimates their bear population statewide at between 5,000 and 6,000.

In Maine, a state covering 35,385 square miles, or 3 and a half times smaller than New Mexico, has a bear population estimated at 31,000, or 5 – 6 times larger than New Mexico’s.

What do you think is going to happen in Maine if drought should hit that state for 3 or more years in a row? Do you think there will be any bears attacking humans for food?

And better yet, what is going to happen in Maine if environmentalists are successful in removing virtually all the tools necessary for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to responsibly manage bears and keep bear populations in check for public safety and to maintain a healthy population of bears?

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