All of these so called sportsmen who are scared of wolves need to get a grip.
They aren't going to decimate the herds. They especially aren't going
to hurt the herds as much as hunters and poachers do. Hunters kill tens of
thousands of big game a year. It would take thousands of wolves to even compare.
So get a grip, and stop being afraid of your own shadow. Wolves co-existed with
the prey animals for thousands of years before we got here. Why is everybody so
oh my you mean the sporting industry and ranching industry are mischaracterizing
wolfs yet again? what a shock.
All I can say is we have a belly full of wolves up here. Just ask our fish and
game dept biologists.
Warning to people in Utah; if you value your ungulates, do whatever you have to
do to keep wolves out of your state or you will be just as sorry you
didn’t as we are in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Yeah I got kick out of some legislator preaching about how coyotes are
decimating the mule deer and elk herds so that's why we need 750 thousand
taxpayer dollars to raise the bounty on coyotes, from $25 to $50. What a complete lie, this is nothing more than a handout for ranchers who use
public lands and don't even bother to watch their flock. A coyote taking
down an elk or healthy mule deer would be impressive, since they mainly eat
small rodents and things already dead.It's kinda funny that the
only people afraid of wolves are hunters, afraid of any competition, perceived
Interesting there are so many “wolf experts” who live in downtown
Salt Lake City who have never laid eyes on a wolf in the wild! Been to
Yellowstone Park lately? Did you see any moose? How many elk did you see? I rest
Re: Happy Valley Heretic 1:26 p.m. March 21, 2012If the State of
Utah is willing to pay me for what I already enjoying doing free I can sleep at
night with a clear conscience.
@mounta(i)n man interesting how you assume people in SLC have not seen
wolfs or know anything about them. Kind of the same way you erroneously assume
any decline in elk and moose is tied to wolves. Now if you have some credible
research to support either of your claims I would like to see it .
@rifleman So then you like being on the dole from the government handouts
Re: Phranc 4:12 p.m. March 21, 2012"So then you like being on the dole
from the government handouts then?""Being on the dole"
involves getting government assistance for doing nothing while your neighbors
work to support you. Earning a bounty on coyotes involves receiving
compensation for work that has been done.It is a concept that
liberals can't comprehend. They'd better hope Gov. Romney isn't
MountanmanYeah you are assuming that since I live in or near Salt
lake city that I have never laid eyes on a wolf. You would be mistaken. Since I
don't know you personally, I won't say I have had more encounters than
you, but I have had many of them. I have been up to yellowstone in 2011, saw as
many elk, moose and deer as I ever have. Being from Hayden Idaho doesn't
make you an expert either. It is simple numbers. People and cars kill hundreds
of thousands of big game a year. Wolves kill a fraction of that. It isn't
hard.Rifleman - If killing animals for fun helps you sleep at night,
there is something wrong with you.
@riflemana bounty for a job that doesn't need to be done, kind of
like all the handouts conservatives want with there guaranteed defense contract
for equipment the military does not want.
@rifleman and your hoping Romany is elected so he will protect all the pet
contracts and incentives conservative business owners have with the government.
its not really about if someone is on the dole its about who is on the dole.