Yellowstone’s Iconic 06 Female Falls To a Hunter’s Bullet…

Yellowstone wolf Lamar Canyon Pack Alpha Female_832F and Wolf 754 killed in the hunts

Yellowstone’s Lamar Canyon alpha female, also known as the 06 female or 832F, was shot to death last Thursday,  December 6. Her pack mate, wolf  754 on the right, was killed on November 10th….Photo Doug McLaughlin, NYT 

The iconic alpha female of the Lamar Canyon Pack,  is dead. 832F, was shot to death 15 miles outside of Yellowstone, joining the other collared and un-collared park wolves who’ve had their lives snuffed out in the hunts. Her death saddened people around the world. She was widely known as the 06 Female.

“She is was the most famous wolf in the world,” said Jimmy Jones, a wildlife photographer who lives in Los Angeles and whose portrait of 832F appears in the current issue of the magazine American Scientist….New York Times

06 was the granddaughter of the legendary Druid Peak Pack alpha pair,  21M and 42F.

Will her passing awake a sleeping America to the horrors of the wolf hunts that are not only killing iconic Yellowstone wolves but another 600 wolves in just over three months since the hunts began?

Let her death be a rallying cry for all the lost wolves!

Flood the US Capital with phone calls, contact your Senators and Representatives. Keep the faxes and emails coming. We can make a difference. Wolves must be re-listed or their howls will be silenced forever in the lower forty-eight and Yellowstone wolves will be doomed to live on an island, reducing their chances of genetic connectivity with other wolves living outside the park, who are being subjected to brutal hunting and trapping.

No wolf is safe in America.

STOP THE HUNTS!!

Aug 18, 2011

“This is a video of the Alpha female of the Lamar Canyon Pack (06) on a kill near Slough Creek in Lamar Valley on July 24, 2011. This was shortly after she treed a black bear.”

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‘Famous’ Wolf Is Killed Outside Yellowstone

By NATE SCHWEBER

Published: December 8, 2012

The wolf, known as 832F to researchers, was the alpha female of the park’s highly visible Lamar Canyon pack and had become so well-known that some wildlife watchers referred to her as a “rock star.” The animal had been a tourist favorite for most of the past six years.

The wolf was fitted with a $4,000 collar with GPS tracking technology, which is being returned, said Daniel Stahler, a project director for Yellowstone’s wolf program. Based on data from the wolf’s collar, researchers knew that her pack rarely ventured outside the park, and then only for brief periods, Dr. Stahler said.

Read More:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/science/earth/famous-wolf-is-killed-outside-yellowstone.html

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‘World’s most famous wolf’ shot and killed outside Yellowstone

By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Lookout

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/author/dylan-stableford/

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Montana FWP  finally relented and extended a buffer zone around Yellowstone National Park  for the remainder of the hunt and trapping season. I’m sure their phone lines were burning down from an outraged public, after the killing of the 06 Female and 6 other collared Yellowstone wolves.  She was the most famous, well-known wolf in Yellowstone, known around the world. Her loss will be acutely felt,  not only by her human admirers but her pack, who are now left without their powerful leader.  BUT it doesn’t change the fact that wolves in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and the Great Lakes are still under siege. There is no buffer zone for them. Idaho is trapping and snaring wolves, Montana’s wolf trapping season starts in 5 days, Wisconsin’s wolf hunt continues and the state is still pushing to hunt wolves with dogs…..only a court injunction stopped it but a hearing is scheduled on December 20th to revisit the issue, Minnesota is trapping and killing wolves and Michigan is moving ahead with legislation to hold a wolf hunt.

Please get active and oppose the wolf hunts!!! Nothing will change if we sit silently by! Hold the politicians and feds, who are responsible for this travesty, accountable!

Speak out for the wolves, we are their voice!

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TAKE ACTION FOR WOLVES (CONTACTS HERE)

 

Contact the 81 Senators Who Voted To Delist Wolves In the Northern Rockies

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Photo: NYT, Doug McLaughlin

Video: 06 Female, azeline16

Posted in: Wyoming wolves, Yellowstone wolves, Wolf Wars

Tags: Iconic 06 Female killed, stop killing wolves, political wolf hunts, wolf slaughter

Will You?

This post is dedicated to all wolves who’ve suffered and continue to suffer brutal, senseless deaths in the name of blood sport and agribusiness.

The brutal war against America’s wolves wages on?

Will you be silent?

Will you fight for them?

Will you allow this to continue?

Will you organize in your hometown?

Will you hold a protest?

Will you work to end public land grazing?

Will you write letters to the editor?

Will you write to the Infamous 81 US Senators  who voted to delist wolves in the Northern Rockies via budget rider?

Will you tell those Senators you WILL NOT VOTE FOR THEM on November 6 because of their betrayal? 

Will you boycott all wolf states that hold trophy hunts or kill wolves for agribusiness?

Will you boycott Yellowstone National Park to send Wyoming a message?

Will you spread this message to everyone you know?

Will you be a true Wolf Warrior?

Will you?

Minnesota

Minnesota: Court rejects bid to block wolf hunt

Associated Press
Posted:   10/10/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
Updated:   10/10/2012 07:26:03 PM CDT
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_21741958/court-rejects-bid-block-minn-wolf-hunt
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Trapped doomed wolf

Wisconsin

Wolf hunt to start Monday

Updated: Thursday, 11 Oct 2012, 5:53 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 11 Oct 2012, 5:53 PM CDT

http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/green_bay/wolf-hunt-to-start-monday

Hearing on use of dogs in wolf hunt will be Dec. 20

By Paul A. Smith of the Journal Sentinel
Oct. 6, 2012

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/outdoors/hearing-on-use-of-dogs-in-wolf-hunt-will-be-dec-20-2q74b6b-172979611.html

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Wisconsin and Minnesota

Wisconsin, Minnesota ready for first wolf hunts

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and TODD RICHMOND | Associated Press – Wed, Oct 10, 2012

http://news.yahoo.com/wisconsin-minnesota-ready-first-wolf-hunts-175306321.html

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Stand up for wolves! This photo made the Los Angeles Times! (Mato Woksabe)

Michigan

Michigan State Representative Proposes Wolf Hunt

by Outdoor Hub Reporters on August 21, 2012

submitted by: Agnieszka Spieszny

http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/michigan-state-representative-proposes-wolf-hunt/

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Fox Mountain wolf pups 2008 (Mexican Wolf Inter-agency Field Team)

New Mexico

Wanted Mexican gray wolf on the run in NM captured

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press
Updated:   10/10/2012 07:14:31 PM MDT
http://www.alamogordonews.com/ci_21747896/gov-martinez-relocate-mexican-gray-wolf-pack

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Gov. Martinez: Relocate Mexican gray wolf pack

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press
Posted:   10/11/2012 03:05:16 AM MDT
http://www.alamogordonews.com/ci_21747896/gov-martinez-relocate-mexican-gray-wolf-pack
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This is the hate wolves face

Montana

On the hunt in wolf country: Expanded Montana season begins Monday

7:13 AM, Oct 11, 2012

 http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20121011/LIFESTYLE05/310110010/On-hunt-wolf-country-Expanded-Montana-season-begins-Monday

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Wolf trapped waiting to die

Idaho

Idaho’s wolf hunt season now open all year

By Kimberlee Kruesi

The Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho) staff

Sun, 07/22/2012 – 8:23am

http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/07/22/idaho-s-wolf-hunt-season-now-open-all-year

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Senseless Slaughter

Wyoming

Open Season in Wyoming Threatens Wolf Recovery

08 OCTOBER 2012, 8:56 AM

http://earthjustice.org/blog/2012-october/open-season-in-wyoming-threatens-wolf-recovery

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USFWS

Feds opt not to extend special protection to Mexican gray wolf

Posted Oct 11, 2012, 11:37 pm

Cale OttensCronkite News Service

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/101112_mexican_gray_wolf/feds-opt-not-extend-special-protection-mexican-gray-wolf/

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Wedge Pack alpha male being collared, the collar allowed sharpshooters to find and kill his pack .  Then they shot and killed him.

Washington

Killing entire wolf pack is in nobody’s best interests

Published: October 12, 2012

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/10/12/2725979/killing-entire-wolf-pack-is-in.html
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Oregon Weneha wolf killed by poacher

Oregon 

Court Stays Execution of Two Oregon Wolves

SALEM, ORE Oct 06, 2011

http://www.oregonwild.org/about/press-room/press-releases/court-stays-execution-of-two-oregon-wolves/?searchterm=imnaha

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California

Journey In California, The First Wolf  Confirmed In The State Since the 1920′s

And then there’s Journey (OR-7). The One Bright Spot In This Miserable War On America’s Wolves

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oregon Wild Talks Wolves On AM Northwest

Wildlife and Wildlands Advocate Rob Klavins stopped by KATU-TV’s AM Northwest to talk about Journey and Oregon’s wolves.

http://www.oregonwild.org/about/press-room/press-releases/oregon-wild-talks-wolves-on-am-northwest

Calif. agrees to study protections for gray wolf

JASON DEAREN, Associated Press
Updated 5:35 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Calif-agrees-to-study-protections-for-gray-wolf-3917467.php#ixzz29AmZ5vLU

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Photos: Photobucket, USFWS, ODFW, Wolf Wallpaper, Flickr Commons

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Idaho wolves, Montana wolves, Wyoming wolves, Minnesota wolves, Wisconsin Wolves, Michigan wolves, Oregon wolves, Washington wolves, California wolf

Tags: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Mexican gray wolf, Fox Mountain alpha captured, Fox Mountain pack, Wenaha Pack wolf poached,  wolf trapping torture,  OR-7, retire grazing leases, stop killing wolves, Wedge Pack gone, Wyoming predator zone, boycott wolf killing states, Imnaha Pack

Wild Mexican Gray Wolf Pups (USFWS)

Wyoming’s “Dead-Wolves-Walking”…

Canyon Pack wolf, Yellowstone National Park (Mark Wheeler)

Two wolves were killed on the first day of Wyoming’s trophy hunt, taking place outside of Yellowstone National Park, which opened October 1.  God only knows what wolves are suffering in the rest of the shoot-on-sight Cowboy state. Are they being poisoned, trapped, snared, set on fire, run over? The answer is shrouded in evil darkness.  There is very little oversight concerning the “dead-wolves-walking”. Their deaths aren’t required to be reported to the state for ten days and who in the hell is going to enforce that when no license is required and anyone can kill a wolf in the “predator zone”.

The wolf killing comes at a time when Yellowstone wolves numbers are dropping, hit hard by disease, mange being one of the main culprits. Sarcoptic mange was introduced into the wolf population in the early 1900′a by the state of Montana, to decimate wolves and more than a hundred years later it’s still plaguing park wolves.

 Holding a trophy hunt outside of Yellowstone to kill 52 wolves,  while blowing wolves away in 80 percent of the state is sick. The wolves are habituated due to a constant human presence, so I’m sure they will be easy pickings,   Trophy hunting is sheer blood lust, killing for the fun of it.

“For hunters, hunting is fun. Recreation is play. Hunting is recreation. Hunters kill for play, for entertainment. They kill for the thrill of it, to make an animal “theirs”. (The Gandhian doctrine of non-possesion has never been a big hit with hunters.) The animal becomes the property of the hunter by its death. Alive, the beast belongs only to itself. This is unacceptable to the hunter”….Joy Williams

People come from all over the world to view Yellowstone wolves, Wolf tourism generates over 35 million dollars in the GYA,  If you were planning a trip to Wyoming, call their tourism department and let them know you won’t be setting foot in the state due to the wolf massacre.

According to an article in the Powell Tribune there is little chance environmental groups will be able to stop the “predator zone” killing until after the first of year:

“Although two environmental groups intend to sue over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to delist wolves in Wyoming, it is unlikely they will stop wolf hunting in Wyoming, at least this year. Both Earthjustice and WildEarth Guardians sent intent-to-sue notices last month.

Even so, a local official said he believes environmental groups pushing for wolf re-listing in Wyoming don’t have a legal leg to stand on.

They must wait 60 days after notification before they can file the lawsuit in federal court. At this time, Earthjustice’s clients have not asked the firm to file a preliminary injunction to discontinue hunting in Wyoming, said Jenny Harbine, an Earthjustice attorney.

Earthjustice represents Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, Harbine said.

Chances are any legal action would not halt wolf hunting this year, but after the end of the year, the suits could stop the shoot-on-sight policy in the predator zone, Harbine said.  

The Endangered Species Act requires a species to be biologically recovered and have adequate protections in place before delisting to ensure it is not driven to the brink of extinction, Harbine said.

“We believe Wyoming’s wolf management scheme is insignificant to protect the Wyoming wolf population from excessive human mortality,” Harbine said.

In both the trophy and predator zones, ranchers now can kill wolves they believe are threatening their livestock or domestic animals. It appears a loophole in state statute would allow those ranchers to put out bait to attract wolves, and that could lead to the killing of a significant number of wolves, Harbine said.”

How many wolves do you think the killers can destroy from now until 2013?

BOYCOTT WYOMING!

Wyoming Travel & Tourism

Office of Tourism Director Diane Shober

1-307-777-2808,
 diane.shober@wyo.gov

1520 Etchepare Circle
Cheyenne, WY 82007

TEL: 307-777-7777
FAX: 307-777-2877
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TOLL FREE: 800-225-5996

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Wolf hunt begins

Written by Gib Mathers

October 2, 2012

Wyoming’s first regulated wolf hunt started Monday, and challenges from environmental groups are not expected to stop it this year.

Two gray wolves had reportedly been killed in Wyoming’s trophy zones as of late Monday afternoon. One was killed in the Sunlight area, and the other in the Pacific Creek area, said Eric Keszler, a Game and Fish spokesman in Cheyenne.

Wyoming’s first regulated wolf hunt started Monday, and challenges from environmental groups are not expected to stop it this year.

Two gray wolves had reportedly been killed in Wyoming’s trophy zones as of late Monday afternoon. One was killed in the Sunlight area, and the other in the Pacific Creek area, said Eric Keszler, a Game and Fish spokesman in Cheyenne.

By Friday, 2,236 wolf licenses had been sold in Wyoming, all but 53 of them to state residents.

With 562 licenses purchased, “Park County was still No. 1,” said Keszler.

Hunting will be allowed from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 in the northwest corner of the state, except in area 12, which is a seasonal trophy game management area in northern Lincoln and Sublette counties from Oct. 15 to Dec. 31.

Wyoming has a total quota of 52 wolves across all 12 trophy game hunt areas.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last month it would entrust Wyoming with managing wolf numbers. The service has endorsed Wyoming’s wolf-management plan, which allows for wolves to be shot on sight in most of the state, while keeping them permanently protected in designated areas such as Yellowstone National Park.

Gov. Matt Mead has called the hunt “scientifically sound.”

Although two environmental groups intend to sue over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to delist wolves in Wyoming, it is unlikely they will stop wolf hunting in Wyoming, at least this year. Both Earthjustice and WildEarth Guardians sent intent-to-sue notices last month.

Even so, a local official said he believes environmental groups pushing for wolf re-listing in Wyoming don’t have a legal leg to stand on.

They must wait 60 days after notification before they can file the lawsuit in federal court. At this time, Earthjustice’s clients have not asked the firm to file a preliminary injunction to discontinue hunting in Wyoming, said Jenny Harbine, an Earthjustice attorney.

Earthjustice represents Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, Harbine said.

Chances are any legal action would not halt wolf hunting this year, but after the end of the year, the suits could stop the shoot-on-sight policy in the predator zone, Harbine said.

The Endangered Species Act requires a species to be biologically recovered and have adequate protections in place before delisting to ensure it is not driven to the brink of extinction, Harbine said.

“We believe Wyoming’s wolf management scheme is insignificant to protect the Wyoming wolf population from excessive human mortality,” Harbine said.

READ MORE: http://www.powelltribune.com/news/item/10179-wolf-hunt-begins

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Yellowstone Wolves Hit by Disease

Live Science

Megan Gannon, News Editor
Date: 10 September 2012 Time: 11:23 AM ET
Less than two decades after wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, viral diseases like mange threaten the stability of the new population.

Humans had killed off gray wolves in the region by the 1930s, but in 1995, U.S. wildlife officials tried to restore the native population by bringing 31 wolves captured from Canada into the national park.

The new wolf community initially expanded rapidly, climbing to more than 170 at its peak. But researchers from Penn State University say that the most recent data show the number of animals has dipped below 100.

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Top Photo: Courtesy Mike Wheeler

Bottom Photo: Courtesy LA Times

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Wyoming wolves

Tags: Boycott Wyoming, wolf massacre, innocent wolves, killing puppies, blood lust, trophy hunting is evil,  USFWS  responsible, Earthjustice

Environmental Groups To Sue USFWS Over Wyoming Wolf Delisting, “Shoot-On-Sight” Plan

Limpy (photo Courtesy Steve Justad)

September 11, 2012

It was not unexpected but very welcome. Two coalitions of environmental groups put the USFWS on notice Monday they intend to sue over the delisting of gray wolves in Wyoming. Once wolves are delisted, as of October 1, 2012, they can be used for target practice in most of the state. Any method of killing is allowed, which means terrible pain and suffering for wolves in Wyoming. Wolf haters can run wild, anything a twisted mind can come up with. This comes at a time when Yellowstone wolves are being decimated by mange and other disease. Mange wrote the obituary for the famed Druid Peak Pack, who were so revered and loved by wildlife watchers around the world.

Is Yellowstone treating  wolves with Ivermectin,  which is effective against the infestation?  The famous African film makers and big cat advocates, the Jouberts, darted a mange infected wild leopard family they were studying with Ivermectin and in a few weeks the leopards were once again thriving.  They decided to act because another leopard they were filming fell to the mange mite and they couldn’t watch the  painful saga play out again but I digress.

My biggest worry concerning the lawsuit is securing an injunction to stop the killing before it starts. If the lawsuit proceeds and wolves remain unprotected, Wyoming’s fragile wolf population could suffer major losses even if the lawsuit is successful and wolves are relisted.

The means test for granting an injunction center on two questions the judge will weigh.

1. Will there be irreparable harm if the injunction is not granted?

Certainly the answer to this question has to be yes. Uncontrolled killing of wolves in most of the state could do terrible damage to Wyoming’s fragile wolf population in just a few months. In 2008 the famous Druid wolf Limpy was shot and killed in Daniel, Wyoming when the then Bush administration briefly lifted ESA protections for wolves.  Limpy died for nothing. His death broke hearts, he was a wolf who overcame so much, yet his life was snuffed out for blood sport. Think of what could happen to hundreds of Limpys if Wyoming has its way.

2. Do the plaintiffs have a good chance of winning the lawsuit?

It’s very obvious the Wyoming wolf plan is driven by politics and not science. It was reported last week that many of Wyoming’s elk herds have grown so large extra permits will be available to hunters  this season. One of the big lies about wolves is they are decimating elk herds in Wyoming,  when clearly this is BS. I think the plaintiffs have a very good chance of winning. Let’s hope the judge sees it that way.

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Environmental groups to sue over Wyoming wolf delisting 

 Associated Press

September 10, 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two coalitions of environmental groups filed notice Monday that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s decision to end federal protections for wolves in Wyoming.

The groups oppose the state of Wyoming’s classification of wolves as predators that can be shot on sight in more than 80 percent of state when federal protections end Oct. 1. Wyoming also has scheduled a regulated trophy wolf hunt in the remainder of the state, an area around the eastern and southern borders of Yellowstone National Park, starting next month.

The environmental groups emphasize that Wyoming’s current wolf management plan is similar to an earlier version that the federal agency repudiated after initially accepting it a few years ago. They claim the federal government is stopping wolf management for political reasons, not because the current plan is any better than the last one.

READ MORE: (From the Missoulian)

 http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/environmental-groups-to-sue-over-wyoming-wolf-delisting/article_e88904d4-fb5d-11e1-998b-0019bb2963f4.html?comment_form=true

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Yellowstone Wolves Hit by Disease

Live Science

Megan Gannon, News Editor
Date: 10 September 2012 Time: 11:23 AM ET

Less than two decades after wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, viral diseases like mange threaten the stability of the new population.

Humans had killed off gray wolves in the region by the 1930s, but in 1995, U.S. wildlife officials tried to restore the native population by bringing 31 wolves captured from Canada into the national park.

The new wolf community initially expanded rapidly, climbing to more than 170 at its peak. But researchers from Penn State University say that the most recent data show the number of animals has dipped below 100.

“We’re down to extremely low levels of wolves right now,” researcher Emily S. Almberg, a graduate student in ecology, said in a statement. “We’re down to [similar numbers as] the early years of reintroduction. So it doesn’t look like it’s going to be as large and as a stable a population as was maybe initially thought.”

 READ MORE: (From Live Science)

http://www.livescience.com/23048-yellowstone-wolves-hit-by-disease.html

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Photos: Courtesy Steve Justad 2008

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Wyoming wolves, Activism

Tags: Environmental groups sue, Wyoming wolves under fire, Limpy, Druid Peak Pack,  USFWS,  Yellowstone National Park, mange mite, Yellowstone wolves hit by disease

The Inmates Are Running The Asylum…

September 5, 2012

For over a decade the USFWS  has said no to Wyoming’s brutal wolf slaughter plan, designed to exterminate wolves without mercy,  treating them as vermin, to be shot-on-sight in most of the state.

In 2009 the Obama administration delisted wolves in the Northern Rockies but Wyoming wolves were excluded because the USFWS would not accept their “wolf management/slaughter plan”.  Wyoming wolves remained under the protection of the ESA.

In response to the delisting a legal challenge was mounted by environmental groups and on August 5, 2010 Judge Donald Molloy  relisted wolves  in the Northern Rockies.  He stated the USFWS  could not  separate wolves by state for delisting. Either they strip wolves in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho of their ESA protections or they keep them all listed. Read his decision here.

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Judge orders protections reinstated for wolf

By MATT VOLZ, AP, Idaho Statesman, 08/05/10 [here]

A federal judge has ordered endangered species protections reinstated for the gray wolf in Montana and Idaho.

The federal government last year removed protections for wolves in those two states but not Wyoming. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy says in his ruling Thursday the government’s decision was a political solution and does not comply with the federal Endangered Species Act.

Molloy says the entire Rocky Mountain wolf population must be either listed or removed as an endangered species, but the protections can’t be separated by state. (Wildlife and People)

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But now, as Idaho and Montana are busy slaughtering wolves, while  USFWS watches, the agency has decided Wyoming’s shoot-on-site wolf plan is just perfect after all.  The approx. 270 wolves who live outside Yellowstone can now be used for target practice, killed anytime of the day or night, without a permit. They can be run over by snowmobiles or ATV’s, hung from a tree, torn apart, set on fire or anything a sick mind can come up with. That’s the fate of Wyoming wolves.  The cruel irony is one of the excuses given for killing so many wolves is Wyoming hunters  accused wolves of decimating elk herds in the state but that’s been proven to be false.  It was recently reported that many of Wyoming’s  elk herds have grown so large extra licenses will be handed out to hunters to kill more elk.  The hypocrites and their lies have been exposed!

From the Wildlife News: 

Wyoming elk herds have grown too large

by  on SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 

Wyoming Game and Fish Department offers extra elk licenses

Now that Wyoming has gained the authority to manage wolves and will soon have a wolf hunt, the much lamented lack of elk due to those “insatiable packs of killing machines” — wolves — has suddenly turned around and there are said to be too many elk . . . just like that.

 Brian Nesvik, chief of the wildlife division for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says “in many areas of the state, those herds have simply grown too large.”  Therefore, the state has made an emergency order providing for an extra, reduced-price cow elk and elk calf license in some of the areas with too many elk.  In fact, Game and Fish is trying so hard to get more hunting in the larger elk herds that they are offering special elk hunts on private lands. They are even encouraging elk hunters to buy three elk tags in some parts of the state.

READ MORE:

http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2012/09/04/wyoming-elk-herds-have-grown-too-large/

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Wyoming Game and Fish Department offers extra elk licenses

 September 03, 2012 10:00 am  •  By CHRISTINE PETERSON Star-Tribune staff writer

 Graceful and majestic, elk are one of Wyoming’s icons. Large herds draw hunters, photographers and viewers from around the globe hoping to catch a glimpse of a bull’s huge rack and hear its roaring bugle.

But in many areas of the state, those herds have simply grown too large, said Brian Nesvik, chief of the wildlife division for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Game and Fish officials have tried recently to encourage hunting in the larger herds, even offering special elk hunts on private lands monitored by biologists. Department officials are going one step further this hunting season. Hunters can now buy three elk licenses in some areas.

Until this year, Wyoming state statute mandated each hunter could only hold two elk licenses. The Wyoming Legislature gave Game and Fish the ability to control elk license numbers during its last session. Wildlife officials made an emergency order in August offering an extra reduced-price cow and calf license in some of those overpopulated areas, Nesvik said.

http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming-game-and-fish-department-offers-extra-elk-licenses/article_7e73f58d-ae37-526d-9715-67c2f43f2086.html?comment_form=true

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We know the excuses for killing wolves in Wyoming and other states for that matter, are a sham.  There is no reason to slaughter wolves.  The propaganda campaign waged by the livestock and hunting cabals is just that, propaganda. It’s Kabuki Theater played out to justify the unjustifiable.

So what’s changed at USFWS and their 180 turn on the long sought after Wyoming wolf killing plan? Absolutely nothing except the appointment of Dan Ashe as head of USFWS.

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This was reported by the Wildlife News on July 1, 2011

“Career professional in agency to assume duties immediately after a long series of Republican “holds” on his nomination

The Fish and Wildlife Service has been led since January 2009 Acting Director Rowan Gould.

“Holds” in the U.S. Senate on bills and nominations have become a kind of one-person filibuster. It is becoming difficult for any President to get anyone approved after his first round of major nominations. Ashe was held up not because of any controversy over his person, but over efforts by Republications to extract policy changes in exchange for allowing a vote.

As “Cody Coyote” wrote in a recent comment in this forum, one of the holds was by a Wyoming U.S. Senator John Barrasso trying to assure that the Service would delist the wolf in Wyoming.”

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Draw your own conclusions on why Ashe’s appointment was “held up”? Was it a quid pro quo to ensure Wyoming wolves would be delisted?

There is something very ugly going on @ USFWS  concerning the delisting of gray wolves. Animals recently off the Endangered Species List are now being hunted, tortured, persecuted and slaughtered all with the approval of USFWS. Idaho and Montana have  started their hunt/killing spree.  Beginning October 1, 2012, Wyoming wolves lives will be worth nothing.  I expect lawsuits to be filed against this  horrific policy but that’s not the point. The fact USFWS would sign on to this after  fighting it for years makes absolutely no sense.  But nothing about ” wolf management” (a euphemism for wolf slaughter) passes the smell test.  Everyday there is a  new scheme to kill wolves. It’s  never-ending.  It’s mind numbing. It’s a repeat of the past. It’s sadistic.

Hard to believe this was all made possible by Obama, his rancher Interior Secretary and US Senate Democrats, who pushed through a delisting rider on the back of a must-pass budget bill.  All those sanctimonious Democrats who bill themselves as “environmentally” friendly, had no problem throwing wolves in the Northern Rockies under the bus to help Senator Tester D-MT  hold onto  his Senate seat, as he panders to the wolf hating crowd back home in Montana.

Now the Great Lakes wolf population is under siege after they were unceremoniously  delisted last year. Almost immediately Wisconsin and Minnesota came up with wolf hunt plans. Wisconsin wanted to chase wolves with dogs.  Judge Peter C. Anderson put a stop to that, slapping a temporary injunction on the plan, preventing wolf  hunters from using dogs. His ruling was in response to a legal challenge brought  by several environmental groups under the premise that the state of Wisconsin was promoting dog fighting.  Hopefully the judge’s injunction will stop the  Wisconsin wolf hunts this season but the DNR is scrambling to make it happen anyway, minus the dogs.

Minnesota, the oh so pragmatic and fair state, is just as bad. For years their policy was a  5 years moratorium on wolf hunts if wolves were ever delisted in the state.

“Minnesota’s initial plans for the species included a five-year moratorium on a hunting season. However that provision was removed by the legislature.” (Twin Cities/Daily Planet)

But lo and behold the Minnesota legislature changed that pretty quickly last year when wolf delisting was imminent.  So much for tolerant Minnesota. Turns out they’re not so tolerant.

Michigan Rep. Huuki-R recently introduced a wolf hunt bill into the state House of Representatives, it looks like wolves will be given no quarter any where they call home.

If we don’t speak out now and turn the tide we’ll lose wolves once again in the lower 48. I’m not sure how many ways I can say this.  I’ve written over seven hundred posts, in the last three years, on this tragedy. What will it take for citizens to finally wake up and realize we’re losing the iconic wolf, the very symbol of wildness and freedom we claim to hold so dear?  How incredibly lucky we are to have  intact ecosystems in the Northern Rockies with all apex predators represented. It’s one of the last vestiges of wildness remaining in the lower 48, yet we’re willing to let it slip away because a tiny majority of hateful people have decided the West and our wildlife belong to them, to dispose of as they see fit?  Wake up America, we’re losing our heritage!!! Are we willing to let the inmates run the asylum? Or will we finally unite for a common purpose to save the gray wolf from the grimmest of fates? You decide!

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Wolves in Wyoming Go from Endangered to Hunted

(NEW YORK) — Federal and state officials are celebrating the successful return of once-endangered wolves to Wyoming — by declaring open season on the animals.

Beginning Oct. 1, gray wolves will be removed from the rolls of the Endangered Species Act and classified as predators, allowing Wyoming hunters to shoot the animals on sight at any time, for any reason, in about 85 percent of the state.

“Our primary goal, and that of the states, is to ensure that gray wolf populations in the Northern Rocky Mountains remain healthy, giving future generations of Americans the chance to hear its howl echo across the area,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe in a prepared statement.

Environmental groups that have gone to court over previous measures to de-list the wolves plan to fight the most recent change in the law, said Connie Wilbert, a field organizer for the Wyoming chapter of the Sierra Club.

Once killed nearly to extinction, in 1978 all species of the gray wolf in the lower 48 states were declared endangered and protected from hunting under federal law.

In the years since they received federal protection, wolf populations have returned across the West. As their numbers swelled, ranchers complained the animals routinely killed their livestock and petitioned the government for permission to kill them.

Removing wolves from the list would give ranchers in much of the state the right to kill wolves on sight. In other areas, wolves will be designated “trophy game” and subject to hunting during seasons regulated by the state.

READ MORE:

http://www.masoncountydailynews.com/news/national-news/38301-wolves-in-wyoming-go-from-endangered-to-hunted

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Photo: Black wolf wallpaper

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Wyoming wolves, Animal cruelty, Howling for Justice

Tags: USFWS about-face, Wyoming wolves, shoot-on-sight, Minnesota wolves, Idaho wolves, Montana wolves, Wisconsin wolves, biodiversity, wolf wars,  wolf slaughter, back to the brutal past

Feds Poised To Allow Open Season On Wyoming Wolves – Let The Lawsuits Commence…

The feds are surrendering the hapless Wyoming wolf population to brutal state management at the end of August 2012.

From NBC Montanadotcom

“The federal government plans to announce an end to protections for wolves in Wyoming later this month.

Spokesmen from some environmental groups say they plan to review the final wolf delisting rule carefully when it’s issued Aug. 31. They say legal challenges are likely over the state’s plan to classify wolves as predators that can be shot on sight in most areas.”

Wolves will be classified as predators so they can be shot on sight at any time of the day or night, in 90% of the state. Sickos  can run them over with snowmobiles, hang them from fence posts, chop them to pieces, tortured in unimaginable ways….whatever a perverted mind can come up with. This is how low “wolf state management” has sunk. The USFWS put their stamp of approval on this proposed wolf massacre. Wrong is right and up is down.

Wolves must be reilisted. There is no other solution to this madness. It’s the 1900′s all over again and the agency that is supposed to be watching out for a newly delisted species seems fine with the horrific wolf policies of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Shame on the USFWS, Secretary of the Interior and the Obama administration.

The successful wolf reintroduction has turned into a nightmare. Wolves will now be hunted in FIVE states: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  The Montana and Idaho hunts begin in two weeks. Wyoming leads the pack as the wolf persecutors in chief. If they have their way wolves will be treated like vermin, killed for no reason other than hatred, blood lust and stupidity.

 I hope this is tied up in the courts for years. Thankfully  Cynthia Lummis R-WY didn’t get her budget rider passed so environmental groups are free to challenge the frightening Wyoming wolf “management/killing plan”.

Let the lawsuits commence!!

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Feds prepare to end wolf protections in Wyoming

Associated Press
POSTED: Aug 14 2012 02:02:16 PM MDT
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From Center For Biological Diversity

Don’t Let Wyoming’s Wolves Be Sacrificed

(click above to sign)

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Photo: Public Photobucket
Posted in: Wolf Wars, Wyoming Wolves
Tags: Wyoming wolves, predator status, USFWS, speak out, commence lawsuits, shoot on sight

 

CBD ALERT: New Wyoming Wolf Plan Will Allow Killing of Hundreds of Wolves…

Eleven member wolf pack in winter, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (2001)

For Immediate Release, April 30, 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Wyoming has passed legislation and an amendment to its wolf-management plan that will meet federal approval and trigger removal of Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the state.

The new law and plan — to take effect later this year when wolves are removed from the federal endangered species list — increase the area of Wyoming where wolves would be designated “predators” and could be killed without limit; they also keep in place a “trophy game management area,” where hunting will be allowed to dramatically reduce wolf populations.

“ Wyoming ’s wolf-management plan is a recipe for wolf slaughter that will only serve to incite more of the prejudice against wolves that led to their destruction in the first place,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity, which has been working for two decades to save and recover wolves throughout the West. “Removal of federal protections for wolves has been a disaster in Idaho and Montana and will be even worse in Wyoming .”

While wolves would remain fully protected within Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, elsewhere in Wyoming they would be subject to shooting, trapping and snaring, including 83 percent of the state where they will be considered “predators” and there will be no limits on their killing. The remaining portion of the state would be considered a “trophy game management area,” where killing wolves would be permitted, with the goal of reducing the population from approximately 29 packs to around 10.

“Along with the killing of wolves in Idaho and Montana , which had their protection taken away last year through a back-door congressional rider, this planned persecution of wolves in Wyoming could be devastating to the beautiful animals’ survival in the northern Rocky Mountains ,” said Robinson. “Killing most of Wyoming ’s wolves will hurt wolves in Colorado , too, where they’re only starting to return by way of Wyoming .”

Since wolf hunting and trapping seasons opened last fall, 378 wolves have been killed in Idaho , which has no cap on killing and several ongoing open seasons. An additional 166 wolves were killed in Montana , which has now closed its season. Contrary to promises, hunting and trapping have appeared to inflame anti-wolf sentiment, with comments and pictures appearing on the Internet that boast of wolf killing and call for more slaughter.

The Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened a two-week comment period, during which feedback is sought from the public before the agency finalizes the delisting rule.

Background

In October 2011 the Obama administration announced finalization of an agreement between the Fish and Wildlife Service and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead whereby the agency would remove wolves in Wyoming from the federal endangered species list and the state would only be required to keep alive 100 wolves or 10 breeding pairs outside Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks (which together provide habitat for a few dozen wolves that would remain protected while in the parks).

After pups are born within the next few weeks, it is likely that more than 500 wolves will live outside the national parks in Wyoming . The state plan will allow their unregulated killing throughout most of the state.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 350,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

Michael J. Robinson

Center for Biological Diversity

P.O. Box 1727

Silver City, NM 88062

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org

Wyoming Plans Wolf Hunt For Fall 2012…..

Now I’ve heard it all. Wyoming plans on having a trophy hunt this fall, allowing up to 52 wolves to be killed. This will be carried out in the “flex zone” around Yellowstone National Park, which means any Yellowstone wolves wandering out of the park can be legally shot.

“Under Wyoming’s plan, the state would allow trophy hunting for wolves in a flexible zone around Yellowstone National Park, beginning in October. The hunting would last until 52 were killed or until the end of the year”

Remember the Cottonwood Pack?  The alpha male, female and their daughter got blown away by hunters during Montana’s first wolf hunt in 2009 because the state brilliantly opened the hunt right outside of Yellowstone and the Cottonwood Pack, not knowing how to read boundary signs, left the safety of the park and walked into a shooting gallery. Hunters were waiting for the wolves to cross over. It was like blasting ducks in a barrel.  Must be fun to kill innocent animals and heck they didn’t even have to work at it.

Yellowstone wolves are partially habituated to humans because they are enormously popular with tourists, who regularly follow their every move. Yellowstone wolves are used to people and have lost much of their natural fear of them, bad idea. They’ll be easy targets for “hunters” and I use that word very loosely.  Its’ not bad enough Wyoming wants to decimate their approx. 340 wolves down to 100 animals and ten breeding pairs, due to the disgusting wolf management plan that was concocted back in the  nineties to placate ranchers. Since the USFWS didn’t bother to update the plan since the reintroduction, we are left with the wolf killing states using these low numbers to “pick off”  their wolf populations. This is why wolves need to be relisted. The states are proving over and over again they cannot be trusted with the welfare of wolves. As soon as they had the chance  they started persecuting and killing them and continue to do it.

Congress should hang their heads in shame for what they’ve done. Especially the Senate Democrats who vowed they supported the ESA and wolves and turned around and threw Montana and Idaho wolves under the bus, sneakily slipping in a wolf delisting rider into a non-related budget bill, WITHOUT JUDICIAL REVIEW. In one fell swoop they doomed wolves in the Northern Rockies and gutted the ESA. Now any endangered species that becomes inconvenient can be kicked off the list by another “evil rider”. Who’s next? Grizzly bears? Salmon?

But get this, Governor Mead is hoping Congress will ride to Wyoming’s rescue and exempt them from the environmental lawsuits that are sure to ensue when they try to implement their “shoot on sight plan” in the rest of the state. Good luck on that one Wyoming during an election year.

Cynthia Lummis tried  to exempt Wyoming from legal challenges and that ” dog would not hunt”.

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Wyoming plans wolf hunts this fall

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Wyoming-plans-wolf-hunts-this-fall-3510818.php
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Top Photo: Wolf wallpaper
Bottom Photo: Commons
Posted in: Wolf Wars, Wyoming Wolves,
Tags: Governor Mead, shoot-on-sight, Wyoming wolf hunt, Yellowstone wolves at risk, decimating wolves

ACTION ALERT: Please Comment On Wyoming’s Bad Wolf Plan by Tomorrow, January 13, 2012…

“Reintroduced wolves being carried to acclimation pens, Yellowstone National Park, January, 1995″

Time is running out to comment on Wyoming’s horrific wolf  “management plan”, a euphemism for killing wolves. Please let your voice be heard and tell Wyoming what you think about their “wolf plan” that would allow unregulated killing of wolves in much of the  state.

The Plan

“Under the agreement, negotiated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials and Gov. Matt Mead, the state’s roughly 243 wolves living outside of Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation could be killed on sight in all but the northwest part of the state, where they would be designated as trophy game and could only be hunted with a license.

The plan also establishes a flex zone covering northern Sublette and Lincoln counties, as well as southern Teton County, in which wolves would be protected only from Oct. 15 until the end of the following February.”

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Talking Points

•Wolves are vital to a thriving ecosystem. They keep elk healthy by culling the old, sick and weak. Having wolves on the landscape push elk and other ungulates to keep moving (ecology of fear), preventing over-browsing of young trees,  specifically ash and cottonwood along stream beds. This is called a trophic cascade.

•Wolves are accused of effecting rancher’s bottom line by preying heavily on cattle. In fact this couldn’t be further from the truth.  In 2010, Wyoming ranchers lost 37,100 cows to non-predation. Wolves were responsible for just 26 cows and 33 sheep losses, yet 40 wolves were killed in response.

•Wolves are blamed for decimating elk numbers in Wyoming. The truth is in 2010 there were 120,000 elk in the state up from 95,000 in 2009, plenty of elk by any standards. There are close to 400,000 (371, 000) elk in the tri-state area Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

•Assigning “predator status” to wolves, in 90% of the state, is essentially a death sentence for Wyoming wolves.

•Wolves in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National park will be in grave danger from this “plan”

•Wolves are an economic bonanza for the Greater Yellowstone Area or GYA. They generate 35 million annually to the area. Tourists flock from all over the world to Yellowstone,  just to get a glimpse of a wild wolf. They are the rock stars of the park. Yet Wyoming is willing jeopardize  park wolves and all wolves in the state just to please a small, vocal group of hunting and ranching interests.

•”Predator status” means wolves can be killed at any time for any reason in 90% of the state. They can be run over by ATV’s and snowmobiles or chased by these vehicles until they drop dead. They can be tortured and nobody will be the wiser, because a license won’t be needed to kill a wolf. The only requirement is the wolf killer report the killing to the state.  Sort of like being on the buddy system with no incentive to report.

•This “plan” will destroy wolf families and leave wolves unprotected from the fierce hatred of anti-wolf factions. They could suffer unimaginable torment.

•The current plan is almost identical to the one USFWS rejected for years as insufficient.  What has changed?

•Let them know you will be boycotting Wyoming, specifically Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP,  until they stop the push to exterminate wolves in the state.

• Be courteous but resolute

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From EarthJustice

Defend Protections For Wolves

Northern Rockies wolves are in peril! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed to remove wolves in Wyoming from the endangered species list. This deadly proposal would allow unlimited, shoot-on-sight killing of wolves in nearly 90 percent of the state.

Under intense political pressure from Wyoming state officials, the Fish and Wildlife Service cut a deal that could hand wolf management over to the state, allowing politics—not science—to decide the fate of wolves in the region.

Independent scientists say that 2,000 to 3,000 wolves are needed for a sustainable, fully recovered population. But at the end of last year, only an estimated 1,650 wolves were living in the Northern Rockies—with just 343 wolves in Wyoming.

The federal government has spent 16 years and millions of dollars to reintroduce wolves in the West. This proposal combined with the recent congressional delisting and hunting of wolves in Idaho and Montana threatens their very survival. Help us fight back against this deadly proposal.

Take action to speak out for strong wolf protections and a plan that supports a full recovery for the species.

CLICK HERE TO COMMENT

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Send Written Comments to:

Public Comments Processing
Attn: Docket No. FWS–R6–ES–2011–0039
Division of Policy and Directives Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM
Arlington, Virginia 22203

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Speak out for Wyoming’s wolves!!  Deadline tomorrow, January 13, 2012.

The anti-wolf forces have alerted their followers to send in their comments. Please do not let them drown out our voices.

BE HEARD!! 

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Public Comment Opposing De-Listing of Wolves in Wyoming

Friends of Animals

January 07, 201

http://www.friendsofanimals.org/news/2012/january/public-comment-oppos.html

From the Wildlife News:

Peer Review concludes that Wyoming Gray Wolf Management Plan is Deficient

By On January 12, 2012

“Soliders displaying Wolf pelt at Soda Butte Creek patrol station, Yellowstone National Park, 1905″

Photos: Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Wyoming Wolves, Howling for Justice

Tags: Unregulated killing of wolves, Wyoming, wolves threatened, Wyoming wolf delisting

1161 Fallen Wolves Idaho-Montana-Wyoming-Wisconsin-Minnesota Wolf/Witch Hunts 2012/2013

Oh dear wolf..

Can it be we will lose thee?

Thee whom I love so much,

The beauty of your species has always moved me

You travel another road

One I cannot follow

I will be here for you always

In your darkest hour

~~~

Nabeki

August 7, 2011

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Idaho/Montana/Wyoming/Wisconsin/Minnesota Wolf -Witch Hunt (2012/2013)

5 fallen wolves, September 4, 2012

10 fallen wolves, September 10, 2012 

12 fallen wolves, September 17, 2012

19 fallen wolves, September 24, 2012

(1 Montana wolf was slaughtered with bow outside Glacier National Park

(2 wolves killed by bow outside northern border of Yellowstone National Park)

16 fallen wolves, September 18, 2012

17 fallen wolves, September 19, 2012

18 fallen wolves, September 21, 2012

24 fallen wolves, September 25, 2012

 September 25, 2012

2 fallen Washington Wedge Pack wolves aerial gunned

September 26, 2012

3 fallen Washington Wedge Pack wolves, aerial gunned

 September 27, 2012

1 fallen Washington Wedge Pack Wolf, (alpha male), aerial gunned

The pack is decimated and disbanded. 

25 fallen wolves, September 26, 2012

26 fallen wolves, October 1, 2012

October 1, 2012:

The Wyoming wolf massacre started today at one hour before sunrise. Wolves can be shot-on-sight in 80 percent of the state. They can poisoned, trapped and snared. Any method is allowed. This opens them up to terrible torture.  Boycott Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. Speak out for wolves!

28 fallen wolves, October 2, 2012

45 fallen wolves, October 8, 2012

53 fallen wolves, October 10, 2012

58 fallen wolves, October 14, 2012

 October 15, 2012

Wisconsin Wolf/Witch Hunt Opened Today

78 fallen wolves, October 16, 2012

85 fallen wolves, October 17, 2012

104 fallen wolves, October 20, 2012

124 fallen wolves, October 22, 2012

133 fallen wolves, October 23, 2012

142 fallen wolves, October 24, 2012

145 fallen wolves, October 25, 2012

157 fallen wolves, October 26, 2012

163 fallen wolves, October 28, 2012

170 fallen wolves, October 29, 2012

181 fallen wolves,  October 30, 2012

194 fallen wolves, October 31, 2012

201 fallen wolves, November 1, 2012

208 fallen wolves, November 2, 2012

271 fallen wolves, November 4, 2012

303 fallen wolves, November 6, 2012

313 fallen wolves, November 7, 2012

322 fallen wolves, November 8, 2012

341 fallen wolves, November 10, 2012

357 fallen wolves, November 11, 2012

379 fallen wolves, November 12, 2012

392 fallen wolves, November 13, 2012

414 fallen wolves, November 15, 2012

443 fallen wolves, November 18, 2012

454 fallen wolves, November 19, 2012

462 fallen wolves, November 20, 2012

465 fallen wolves, November 21, 2012

467 fallen wolves, November 22, 2012

493 fallen wolves, November 24, 2012

540 fallen wolves,  November 27, 2012

547 fallen wolves, November 28, 2012

557 fallen wolves, November 29, 2012

575 fallen wolves, December 1, 2012

574 fallen wolves, December 4, 2012

585 fallen wolves, December 6, 2012

605 fallen wolves, December 9, 2012

639 fallen wolves, December 12, 2012

654 fallen wolves, December 14, 2012

689 fallen wolves, December 17, 2012

702 fallen wolves, December 18, 2012

715 fallen wolves, December 20, 2012

730 fallen wolves, December 21,  2012

748 fallen wolves, December, 24. 2012

775 fallen wolves, December 26, 2012

790 fallen wolves, December 27, 2012

808 fallen wolves, December 28, 2012

868 fallen wolves, January 2, 2013

872 fallen wolves, January 3, 2013

894 fallen wolves, January 6, 2013

904 fallen wolves, January 8, 2013

911 fallen wolves, January 10, 2013

914 fallen wolves, January 11, 2013

916 fallen wolves, January 14, 2013

925 fallen wolves, January 16, 2013

939 fallen wolves, January 19, 2013

940 fallen wolves, January 21, 2013

949 fallen wolves, January 23, 2013

954 fallen wolves, January 24, 2013

961 fallen wolves, January 25, 2013

976 fallen wolves, January 30, 2013

985 fallen wolves, January 31, 2013

991 fallen wolves, February 3, 2013

994 fallen wolves, February 4, 2013

998 fallen wolves, February 6, 2013

1004 fallen wolves, February 7, 2013

1006 fallen wolves, February 8. 2013

1018 fallen wolves, February 12, 2013

1020 fallen wolves, February 16, 2013

1026 fallen wolves, February 18, 2013

1041 fallen wolves, February 19, 2013

1049 fallen wolves,  February 20, 2013

1057 fallen wolves, February 22, 2013

1067 fallen wolves, February 24, 2013

1071 fallen wolves, February 27, 2013

1088 fallen wolves, March 6, 2013

1092 fallen wolves, March 9, 2013

1104 fallen wolves, March 13, 2013

1116 fallen wolves, March 21, 2013

1131 fallen wolves, March 27, 2013

1142 fallen wolves, March 30, 2013

1149 fallen wolves, April 8, 2013

1151 fallen wolves, April 19, 2013

1156 fallen wolves, April 23, 2013

1161 fallen wolves, July 3, 2013

Idaho 

Wolf Hunt Open On Panhandle Private Land From July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. which means Idaho has a year round wolf hunt in parts of the state. Absolutely unconscionable  and disgusting.

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545 Fallen Wolves (Idaho – Montana Wolf Hunt 2011/2o12)

171 Fallen Wolves, November 10, 2011 @ 4:21am

176 Fallen Wolves, November 10, 2011 @2pm

181 Fallen Wolves, November 12, 2011

183 Fallen Wolves, November 13, 2011

192 Fallen Wolves, November 14, 2011

195 Fallen Wolves, November 15, 2011

198 Fallen Wolves, November 16, 2011

201 Fallen Wolves, November 17, 2011

209 Fallen Wolves, Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

214 Fallen Wolves, Nov. 21, 2011 @ 4:42 am

224 Fallen Wolves, Nov. 21, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

228 Fallen Wolves, Nov. 22, 2011 @ 1:20 am

231 Fallen Wolves, Nov. 22, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

232 Fallen Wolves, Nov. 23, 2011

234 Fallen Wolves, Nov.24, 2011

236 Fallen Wolves, Nov. 25, 2011

241 Fallen Wolves, Nov. 28, 2011

244 Fallen Wolves, Nov. 29, 2011

247 Fallen Wolves, Nov. 30, 2011

248 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 4, 2011

251 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 5, 2011

254 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 5, 2011 @ 10: 22pm

256 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 7, 2011

259 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 7, 2011

260 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 8, 2011

261 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 11, 2011

265 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 12, 2011

270 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 13, 2011

271 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 14, 2011

272 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 17, 2011

283 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 20, 2011

286 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 20, 2011

291 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 22, 201

296 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 23, 2011

298 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 24, 2011

299 Fallen Wolves, Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2011

310 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 27, 2011

316 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 29, 2011

317 Fallen Wolves, Dec. 30, 2011

318 Fallen Wolves, January 2, 2012

319 Fallen Wolves, January 3, 2012

326 Fallen Wolves, January 4, 2012

331 Fallen Wolves, January 5, 2012

332 Fallen Wolves, January 6, 2012

337 Fallen Wolves, January 8, 2012

338 Fallen Wolves, January 9, 2012

351 Fallen Wolves, January 10, 2012

360 Fallen Wolves, January 11, 2012

361 Fallen Wolves, January 12, 2012

365 Fallen Wolves, January 13, 2012

376 Fallen Wolves, January 17, 2012

384 Fallen Wolves, January 18, 2012

387 Fallen Wolves, January 20, 2012

388 Fallen Wolves, January 22, 2012

389 Fallen Wolves, January 23, 2012

396 Fallen Wolves, January 24, 2012

399 Fallen Wolves, January 25, 26, 2012

400 Fallen Wolves, January 27, 2012

410 Fallen Wolves, January 27, 2012

414 Fallen Wolves, January 31, 2012

418 Fallen Wolves, February 1, 2012

419 Fallen Wolves, February 2, 2012

420 Fallen Wolves, February 3, 2012

426 Fallen Wolves, February 5, 2012

432 Fallen Wolves, February 6, 2012

434 Fallen Wolves, February 7, 2012

439 Fallen Wolves, February 9, 2012

452 Fallen Wolves, February 12, 2012

454 Fallen Wolves, February 13, 2012

457 Fallen Wolves, February 14, 2012

464 Fallen Wolves, February 15, 2012

468 Fallen Wolves, February 16, 2012

472 Fallen Wolves, February 17, 2012

473 Fallen Wolves, February 19, 2012

484 Fallen Wolves, February 21, 2012

487 Fallen Wolves, February 24, 2012

494 Fallen Wolves, February 27, 2012

498 Fallen Wolves, February 28, 2012

500 Fallen Wolves, February 29, 2012

507 Fallen Wolves, March 2, 2012

511 Fallen Wolves, March 6, 2012

513 Fallen Wolves, March 8, 2012

514 Fallen Wolves, March 12, 2012

519 Fallen Wolves, March 13, 2012

521 Fallen Wolves, March 15, 2012

524 Fallen Wolves, March 16, 2012

530 Fallen Wolves, March 21, 2012

535  Fallen Wolves, March 27, 2012

538 Fallen Wolves, March 30, 2012

540 Fallen Wolves, March 31, 2012

541 Fallen Wolves, April 3, 2012

542 Fallen Wolves, April 4, 2012

543 Fallen Wolves, April 6, 2012

544 Fallen Wolves, April 13, 2012

545 Fallen Wolves, May 26, 2012

The Idaho wolf hunt is continuing  in the Panhandle from July 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. It started just as the 10 month long hunt ended in the Lolo and Selway.   The Idaho hunt death toll/379 (255 wolves shot, 124 wolves trapped or snared)

There are no updated numbers on how many wolves are being killed in the Panhandle.

Remember these wolves and never forget the suffering they and their wolf families have endured because of ignorance and hate. This gives me the resolve to work even harder to see them relisted.

Yearling Oregon Wolf Killed by Poacher (ODFW)

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