Montana FWP ignored public comment on wolf trapping

Nabeki:

gray wolf USFWS

Gray wolf USFWS

Wolf “management” reminds me of Ground Hog Day, rinse and repeat. We’re outraged, they pretend to listen but in the end wolves pay the price. The only people fish and game agencies seem to pay attention to are their customers, hunters and ranchers, the rest of us be damned.

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

FWP ignored public comment on wolf trapping
Guest column in the Missoulian, by MARTY ESSEN

The ability to comment on proposed state and federal government regulations is an important right for all Americans. Since we live in a republic, not a direct democracy, public comment helps our representatives make informed decisions on our behalf.

No one expects public comment to be the equivalent of voting. But even so, public comment should not be ignored. After all, if our representatives just did what they pleased, they could hardly be considered representatives. This is especially true when government officials are appointed, not elected.

But if public comment isn’t voting, is there some percentage where public officials are morally obligated to put aside their preformed opinions and abide by the wishes of their constituents? If 60 percent is a supermajority, certainly 70 percent is a mandate, and ignoring anything over that percentage…

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Wolf Rally – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (August 30, 2012)

Published on Sep 13, 2012 by

“One year after wolves lost federal protection, over 40% of the wolf population has been killed by trophy hunters and trappers in Idaho and Montana. A total of 545 wolves were killed for fun in these two Northern Rocky states. Watch this video to learn more about wolves and help stop the war on wildlife.

“Watch the story of Bella, a husky who lost her leg in a snare that was set in Idaho by a trapper from Wildlife Services at this link:”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxMlQA3V6A0&feature=relmfu

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Special thanks to Predator Defense, Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance, Friends of the Clearwater, Footloose Montana and all dedicated wolf advocates who made this rally a success. The rally was well covered by the media and made the Los Angeles Times, my good friend Ann Sydow (NIWA) was mentioned in the LA Times article.

It’s our hope this video, produced by Brooks Fahy of Predator Defense, will inspire you to hold your own rally in defense of wolves. They need our voices to save them from brutal state kill/management. While I type this wolves are being bow hunted in Montana and stalked in Idaho. In Montana an 83 pound male wolf was killed outside of Glacier National Park in the North Fork of the Flathead, arrowed to death. It made the front page of the Hungry Horse News ( a weekly Montana newspaper in the Flathead Valley.)

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C-Falls bowhunter takes wolf

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:15 am By CHRIS PETERSON Hungry Horse News |

http://www.flatheadnewsgroup.com/hungryhorsenews/article_464a30b6-fce4-11e1-9b89-0019bb2963f4.html

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Our wolves have been hijacked for blood sport. The wolf reintroduction has turned from a success story into a nightmare, thanks to the Obama Administration, his rancher Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the US Senate Democrats, led by Harry Reid D-Nevada. They sold wolves out in the Northern Rockies to boost Sen. Jon Tester D-MT chances of re-election and hold onto their slim Senate majority.

During the contentious budget battle of Spring 2011,  Senator Tester slipped a wolf delisting rider, that prohibits judicial review, into a must pass budget bill. Every Senate Democrat voted for it save three, Wyden, Leahy and Levin.  The very same Democrats who pretend to be  supporters of the ESA weakened it, by stripping wolves of their Endangered Species protections and turning them over to hostile state management, all for a few votes.

To add insult to injury the USFWS under the Obama administration delisted wolves in the Great Lakes (Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin). Minnesota and Wisconsin immediately planned wolf hunts for 2012/2013 but the Wisconsin hunt was challenged in court. Judge Anderson granted an injunction to stop the hunt because Wisconsin wanted to allow hunters to use up to six dogs to hunt to wolves to their deaths.  A Michigan state representative has introduced legislation to allowing wolf hunting. This is the dire situation wolves find themselves in. Wyoming is planning to allow wolves to be shot-on- sight in 80% of the state,  as of October 1, 2012 but faces legal challenges from two coalitions of environmental groups.

Please remember on November 6, 2012 what the US Senate Democrats did to betray wolves. If your Senator is not Wyden, Leahy or Levin  vote them out of office.  We cannot allow politicians to play fast and loose with our wildlife.

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Wolves not endangered in Rockies? Activists arm for fight

By Kim Murphy

September 4, 2012, 5:38 p.m

On Aug. 30, activists held a rally in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to memorialize the more than 540 wolves killed in Idaho and Montana wolf hunts since the species was removed from the endangered list in those states in 2011. Last year’s tally in Idaho alone was 379 wolves — not counting wolves killed by government wildlife agents seeking to prevent livestock predations.

“Of the 379 wolves killed in last year’s hunt, 40 were puppies, 56 suffered in leg-hold traps before being killed, and another 67 choked to death in snares,” Ann Sydow of the Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance, one of six organizations sponsoring the rally, said in a statement.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-wyoming-wolves-20120904,0,2035222.story 

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Video: Courtesy Brooks Fahy

Photo: Courtesy Hungry Horse News

Tags: Wolf Rally Coeur d’Alene Idaho, Predator Defense, NIWA, Friends of the Clearwater, Footloose Montana, trapping, wolf slaughter, Hungry Horse News,  Montana wolf hunt, Idaho wolf hunt

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)

Howl Across America! Stand Up For Wolves!!

HOWL ACROSS AMERICA!!

Just to remind everyone to visit the Howl Across America FB page and connect with other wolf advocates, in preparation to HOWL in protest, August 2011.

You can  join an existing  rally or organize one in your hometown.

Speak out against the upcoming brutal wolf hunts AND the proposed unregulated killing of Wyoming wolves.

The Howl Across America Facebook page is the headquarters for this event, providing a forum for networking with others in your area. Advocates can share tips and advice on how to plan peaceful protests, find fellow wolf supporters and devise strategies to garner media attention.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Howl-Across-America/117708221649274?sk=wall

 Visit our online store that offers Howl Across America tees and other items.

http://zazzle.com/wolfwarriors

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Rallies Being Planned

Sign up to attend or start your own!!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Howl-Across-America/117708221649274?sk=app_2373072738

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Here we go Wolf Warriors!  Be the voice for the voiceless! Get ready to HOWL!!

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”… Edmund Burke

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Video: Howling4Justice YouTube.com

Photo: Courtesy Skyler T.

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Howl Across America

Tags: wolf wars, wolf persecution, wolf hunts, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, trapping, archery,  USFWS, IDFG, FWP

Beleaguered REAL Canadian Wolves….

Just when you think  wolf persecution can’t get any worse, it does.

From the Canadian Wolf Coalition:

The Canadian govt. has created laws that allow anyone to kill wolves at least 10 months out of the year- now it is 365 days a year (in the Cariboo) with NO restrictions whatsoever.
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Canada is waging the worst, bloodiest and most sadistic war against life anywhere in the world.  The hunting, trapping and killing of ALL wildlife is out of control, it is an absolute blood bath in Canada.  Wolves and all wildlife in Canada are constantly terrified, starving, displaced and living with unending fear and stress for their very survival.  The new regulations have turned the worst nightmare hell for wolves and made it a million times worse.”  (See article link below)
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 “There are almost no voices speaking for wolves in Canada, yet billions of voices screaming for trapping and killing them.  Wolves and all wildlife in Canada need help so desperately; I cannot tell you how much.  PLEASE HELP! “
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To help wolves in Canada, please contact:
Sadie Parr
Coordinator, Canadian Wolf Coalition
250-344-7998
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Regulation changes leaves wolf killing wide open

By Carole Rooney – 100 Mile House Free Press
Published: June 29, 2011 8:00 AM
Updated: July 05, 2011 4:51 PM
http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_cariboo/100milefreepress/news/124682049.html

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Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Posted in: Wolf Wars, Canadian wolves
Tags: gray wolf, Canada,  wolves in the Cariboo,  wolf persecution, trapping, hunting, killing
Published in: on July 20, 2011 at 2:38 am  Comments (12)  
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