Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says the SSS raffle stands for “Safety, Security and Survival” not” Shoot, Shovel and Shut Up“, a term used to describe poaching wolves and then getting rid of the evidence by burying them and keeping quiet about it.
So why is the Sheriff of Idaho County holding a shovel? Is it for burying the truth about what’s really going on in that picture? Inquiring minds want to know? We were born in the dark but it wasn’t last night!!
When officers of the law seem to be mocking killing wolves illegally you know the entire situation in Idaho is going to hell in a hand-basket.
Idaho County Sheriff”s photo with shovel angers wolf advocates
Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings told the Lewiston Tribune in March 2011 when the photo was first posted that the SSS in the raffle for a .308 rifle was not shoot, shovel and shut up, as the traditional answer to solving the wolf problem is portrayed in the rural West.
Instead, he said it stands for “safety, security and survival,” the Associated Press reported. So now this picture (from left, Giddings with shovel, rifle winner Norm Sonnen of Greencreek, and Undersheriff Jim Gorges), which they posted on Facebook, has gone viral. Wolf advocates aren’t getting the joke.