Wolf Pack Memorial Page

May 28, 2012

I have not updated this page since 2010 because the wolf hunts started again in 2011 and I was busy reporting that but it doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten these wolves but it’s  a grueling process, which entails scouring  monthly wolf reports for dead wolf packs or individual wolves, who’ve been killed  in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

This slaughter is separate from the wolf hunts. These wolves were wiped out as a subsidy to ranchers and the taxpayer picks up the tab.  Pretty slick, ranchers get to graze their cattle dirt cheap, their cattle destroys our public lands, Wildlife Services kills our predators for them and the American people pay for it. The non-consumptive user doesn’t have any say in this at all, they could care less what we think.

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“For The Strength Of The Pack Is The Wolf, And The Strength Of The Wolf Is The Pack.” -Rudyard Kipling

2010

This is an incomplete list of wolf packs that have been eliminated by Montana, Idaho and Wyoming since 2000.  I am not even close to the number of packs killed but I wanted to start listing them now.  Please let me know if you have packs to add. I am working my way backwards from 2008 to 2000.  I don’t have the 2009 wolf pack data for the entire tri-state area of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.  103 Idaho wolves were killed by WS  in 2009.

I want people to remember these wolf packs, who have been wiped out for the livestock industry.

Wolves are collared and tracked relentlessly like no other animal.   As soon as game managers deem them chronic depredating packs the kill orders go out to Wildlife Services and more wolves lose their lives.

It’s always the same headlines, repeated over and over, wolves killed for livestock depredation.  The states have a tit for tat type management. one or two cows, one or two wolves.Ninety percent of livestock deaths are caused by weather, reproduction and disease. Predators kill very few livestock and when they do it’s coyotes not wolves who do most of the killing and still it’s a small percentage of losses sustained by the 105 million cattle that graze on public and private lands. Domestic dogs and vultures killed more cattle than wolves in 2005. (NASS) But the states don’t want you to know these facts because it’s doesn’t fit into their narrative of wolf demonization.

Who are these wolves dying for?

Current wolf “management” is outdated, arcane and  based on political and cultural ideology.  Wolves are being punished for being “wolves”.  Are we returning to the scorched earth policies of the last hundred years?  You decide, as the number of dead wolves increase with each passing day.

IDAHO

Jureano Pack 2000

Twin Peaks Pack, 2000

White Cloud Pack, 2000

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Stanley Basin Pack 2001

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Whitehawk Pack 2002

This was a much beloved pack of nine, killed for agribusiness. (ten wolves were killed in all).

The  alpha female, Alabaster, was at the end of her pregnancy when she was gunned down along with her six sub-adult pups, all the wolves were collared, it was like picking off fish in a barrel.

Alabaster was renowned for her beauty.  The killing of this pack was an enormous tragedy.

From Western Watersheds Project

April 5, 2002
Entire Nine-Member White Hawk Wolf Pack
Killed in Central Idaho by Government Gunners

By sometime this weekend (and it may have happened already) the entire White Hawk wolf pack of central Idaho’s Boulder-White Cloud Mountains will be dead. Ten wolves including the pregnant alpha female who is the famous white wolf of the Sawtooth Valley will be gunned down from a government helicopter.

Two were killed last week, three yesterday, and the remaining five by the end of tomorrow. Because they all have radio collars and are easily located from the air their death is certain. The aerial gunning of the wolves is a consequence of one sheep and two calves being killed in the East Fork of the Salmon River upstream of WWP’s Greenfire Preserve.

To put this into an understandable and very American context, the cost to kill the wolves will be around $13,500; the value of the dead livestock is less than $300. (for which the ranchers will be reimbursed).

The only reason wolves are being killed in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming is because of the presence of domestic livestock often where they do not belong either environmentally or economically. WWP is researching legal means to bring pressure to change the current management of wolves in the Northern Rockies which has deteriorated into a well paid cottage industry with one objective: killing wolves.

https://www.westernwatersheds.org/news_media/newslist_2002/wwp32_newslist.html

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7 Wolves killed WS….2003

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Cook Pack 2004

17 wolves killed WS in 2004

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Wildhorse Pack 2005

24 wolves killed WS 2005

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Hyndman Pack, 2006

35 wolves killed WS 2006

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Pass Creek Pack, 2008

Buffalo Ridge Pack, 2008

Packer John Pack, 2008

High Prairie Pack 2008

Copper Basin Pack 2008

Moores Flat Pack 2008

94 wolves killed WS 2008

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Partial Pack Removals 2008

Mullan Pack….1 wolf killed 2008

Bishop Mountain Pack…1 wolf killed 2008

Bitch Creek Pack 2008…1 wolf killed WS 2008

Red River Pack…1 sub adult wolf killed 2008

White Bird Creek Pack…2 wolves killed WS 2008

Bear Pete Pack…4 wolves killed 2008

Hard Butte Pack…3 wolves killed 2008

Hornet Creek Pack…alpha male killed 2008

Stolle Meadows Pack….alpha fe and 3 other members killed 2008

Applejack Pack…3 wolves killed WS 2008

Basin Butte Pack…7 wolves killed WS 2008

Galena Pack…2 wolves killed WS 2008

Steel Moutain Pack…6 wolves including 1 pup killed WS 2008

Falls Creek Pack…6 wolves including two pups killed WS 2008

Doublespring Pack…5 wolves killed WS 2008

Black Canyon Pack…5 wolves including lactating female killed WS 2008

Buffalo Ridge Pack…6 wolves killed WS 2008

Jureano Mountain Pack…1 wolf killed WS 2008

Moyer Basin Pack…4 wolves killed, plus 2 radio collared wolves WS 2008

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Lone Wolves Killed 2008

Wolf  11A Killed 2008

Male Wolf B327 killed 2008

Wolf SW64 killed 2008

Female Wolf B283 killed 2008

Wolf B383 killed 2008

Wolf 36B killed 2008

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Basin Butte Pack, 2009

9 Wolves Killed WS….February 2009 (pack names not listed)

2 wolves killed WS….February 18 to March 25, 2009 (pack names not listed)

5 wolves killed WS….March 16th thru April 3rd, 2009 (pack names not listed)

11 wolves killed WS….April to May 2009 (pack names not  listed)

10 wolves killed WS….June 2009

16 wolves killed WS…. July 2009

25 wolves killed WS….August 2009

19 wolves killed WS….September 2009 (pack names not listed)

1 wolf killed WS……October 2009 (pack name not listed)

7  members of wolf pack  killed WS November 2009 (pack name not listed)

2 wolves killed WS December 2009

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273 Wolves Died in Idaho in 2009.

87 were killed by WS,

135 killed by hunters,

13 were killed illegally (and those are the ones we know of)

6 killed (10j)

8 other

24 unknown

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2010

6 wolves killed WS….January 2010

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MONTANA

Sentinel Pack 2004

Ennis Lake Pack 2004

Fox Creek Pack 2004

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Lone Bear Pack 2005

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Sleeping Child Pack 2006

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Bearmouth Pack 2007

Wedge pack 2007

Fleecer Mountain pack 2007

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2008

Hewolf Pack 2008

Hog Heaven Pack (27 members) 2008

Willow Creek Pack 2008

Sapphire Pack 2008

Moccasin Lake Pack 2008

North Gravelly Pack 2008

Freezeout Pack 2008

Skalkaho Pack 2008

Black Canyon Pack 2008

Mussigbrod Pack 2008

Moccasin Lake Pack 2008

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Partial Pack Removals 2008

Elevation Mountain Pack..4 wolves killed WS 2008

Monitor Mountain Pack….3 wolves killed WS 2008

Murphy Lake Pack..alpha fe, 2 other members killed WS 2008

Salish Pack…3 wolves killed WS 2008

Superior Pack…1 wolf killed WS 2008

Tallulah Pack….2 wolves killed WS 2008
Mitchell Mountain Pack…alpha fe killed WS 2008

Baker Mountain Pack….2 wolves killed 2008

Cougar Creek II Pack….1 wolf killed 2008

Horn Mountain Pack….3 wolves killed WS 2008

Battlefield Pack…2 wolves killed WS 2008

Brooks Creek Pack….4 wolves killed WS 2008

Flint Creek Pack….2 wolves killed by WS 2008

Pintler Pack….2 wolves killed by WS 2008

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2009

Sage Creek/Centennial Valley Pack 2009

Big Hole Pack 2009

Centennial pack 2009

Livermore Pack….23 wolves killed…WS 2009

Mitchell Mountain Pack….4 wolves killed WS 2009 (not many wolves remaining, pack may have dissolved)

Battlefield Pack…2 wolves killed….WS 2009 kill order out on last four members of pack…2009

Miner Lakes Pack….5 wolves killed WS 2009

Elevation Pack….2 wolves killed WS 2009

Black Mountain pack…1 wolf killed WS 2009

Bender Pack…1 wolf killed by WS for harrassing cow….not killing it 2009

Threemile area….2 adults and four pups killed WS 2009 (not sure how anyone can kill pups)

Selow Pack…1 wolf killed WS 2009

Dutch Pack male pup NW581……cause unknown..2009

Horse Prairie Pack…..1 wolf killed WS 2009

2010

Wolf NW034M was killed by a trapper in  British Columbia

12/31 & 1/5 Horse Prairie Pack…2 wolves killed by WS

1/8 Miner Lakes Pack…2 wolves killed by WS

1/20 Bender Pack…1 wolf killed by WS  Kill order out on remander of pack

Dry Forks Pack…2 wolves killed by Mt. WS

Feb..Fish Trap Pack….3 wolves killed by WS

2/17 Camas Prairie Pack….1 gray male wolf killed by WS

3/5 Silcox Pack…..1 female wolf pup killed by WS

3/8… 1 wolf killed by WS

3/13 Camas Pack…2 gray female wolves killed by MT WS

3/18 Ninemile Pack….1 wolf killed by WS

3/23 Superior Pack…3 wolves killed by WS

3/23 Ninemile Pack…1 uncollared black wolf (more than likely a yearling) killed by WS via aerial gunning (helicopter)

4/5 Horse Prairie Pack …1 wolf killed by WS

4/7 Dry Forks Pack…1 -2 wolves shot by WS but not recovered.

4/20 Superior Pack…1 uncollared black wolf killed, 1 uncollared gray wolf killed by WS

4/21 Superior Pack …alpha male (father) of the pack killed by WS (entire pack removed)

4/21 Horse Prairie Pack…1 collared female wolf killed by WS

4/21 Camas Prairie Pack…1 wolf killed by WS

4/22 Camas Prairie Pack…1 collared male wolf killed by WS

4/22 Fishtrap Pack…1 collared wolf, NW221F, was killed by WS

5/6…1 wolf trapped and killed WS

5/7 Ninemile Pack…2-year-old collared male wolf killed by WS

5/11 Trapper Peak Pack…1 black male wolf trapped and killed by WS

5/17 Trail Creek Pack…1 wolf trapped and killed by WS

5/18 Bender Pack…2 wolves killed by WS

5/18 Elevation Mtn. Pack….the collared alpha female (mother) and uncollared gray male were shot by aerial gunning (helicopter)WS

5/19 Bender Pack…1 collared wolf killed by WS

5/19 Trail Creek Pack…1 wolf killed via aerial gunning (helicopter) by WS

5/20 Selow Pack?….1 black adult male wolf killed by WS

5/21…4 wolves killed in two separate actions by WS

5/26 Selow Pack?…2 gray male wolves killed by WS

6/1 Cedar Creek Pack…1 collared gray male wolf killed by WS

6/2 Trapper Peak Pack…1 gray yearling female wolf was trapped and killed by WS

6/2 Selow Pack…1 collared male wolf killed by WS

6/7 Trapper Peak Pack….1 yearling wolf killed by WS

6/18 Selow Pack…1 black adult female wolf killed by WS (believed to be last member of pack)

6/25 Silcox Pack…1 female wolf killed by WS

6/27 Silcox Pack…1 male wolf killed by WS

6/28 & 6/29 Table Mountain Pack…3 wolves killed by WS

6/30 Miner Lakes Pack…1 wolf killed by WS

7/9 Horn Mountain Pack…1 wolf killed by WS

7/10…2 wolves killed by WS

7/15 Canyon Creek?…1 wolf killed by WS

7/29 Horse Creek Pack…1 wolf killed by WS

8/6 Horse Creek Pack…1 wolf killed by WS

8/17 Horse Creek Pack….2 wolves killed by WS (not sure if they were from this pack, report confusing)

9/2 Montitor Mountain Pack?…MT FWP authorizes the removal of 3 wolves

9/4 Monitor Mountain Pack…2 wolves killed by WS

9/5 Monitor Mountain Pack…2 wolves killed by WS

9/10 Horse Creek Pack…2 wolves killed by WS (believed one adult and 2 pups remain in the pack. Wildlife Services is looking to wipe out the rest of the pack or “full pack removal”

9/10 Murphy Lake Pack….1 wolf killed north of Whitefish, Mt by WS

9/10 Horse Creek Pack…1 black adult male wolf killed by WS

9/12 Ovando Mountain Pack…3 wolves killed by WS

9/16 Horn Mountain Pack…WS given permission to kill the entire pack of 9 wolves or more

9/16 Horn Mountain Pack…1 wolf killed from the pack by WS

9/21 Horse Creek Pack…1 gray female radio collared wolf & 1 gray wolf killed by WS

9/23 & 9/24 Horn Mountain Pack…4 wolves killed from the pack by WS.

Wildlife Services looking to remove the remaining 5 members of the pack

9/27 Welcome Creek Pack…1 adult male wolf killed by WS

9/29 Welcome Creek Pack…1 adult male wolf killed by WS

9/3o Horn Mtn. Pack…5 wolves killed by WS (entire pack is now dead)

10/5 Irvine Pack…1 wolf killed by WS

10/7 & 10/8 Murphy Lake Pack..3 wolves killed by WS

10/8 Irvine Pack…1 wolf killed by WS

10/15…3 black wolves killed by WS

New Pack (unnamed?)…WS has been authorized by FWP to kill breeding pair (mother and father) and their 3 pups

10/15…1 adult wolf killed by WS

10/15…1 wolf killed near Hall by WS

10/21…1 wolf killed by WS

10/25 Welcome Creek Pack…2 adult male wolves were killed by WS

11/11…1 wolf shot under 10(j) Big Hole Valley (under investigation by USFWS)

11/24 Mill Creek Pack…1 black wolf pup killed by WS

12/21…1 wolf killed in Ulm area by WS

12/21 Baker Mountain Pack…2 wolves killed by WS

Except for one mention of a range rider and a few instances of using fladry, pro-active animal husbandry is sorely lacking from this picture. When are the ranchers going to step up and protect their investment instead of running to the federally funded Wildlife Services for “predator control?”. Who say’s they have the taxpayer-funded right to have predators removed? What business doesn’t have risk? Why should the taxpayers fund their “tiny” risks from wolves? Please ask these questions of your Senators and Representatives. Tell them you don’t want your tax dollars funding WS, so they can kill wolves and other wildlife.  Don’t let the anti-wolf crowd direct the conversation. Ask these common sense questions about this wasteful, expensive, deadly program of killing wolves for agribusiness.

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Law Enforcement/(Wolves dying from other causes in 2010)

(IE: motor vehicle accidents, “state defense of property”, (10j), suspicious deaths being investigated, et. al)

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1/9 DeBorgia Pack? …1 gray female wolf pup hit by a car and killed on 1-90 near St. Regis

1/10…1 dead wolf found, North Fork of the Flathead, investigation by MT FWP

1/15 Saphire Pack…1 collared gray female disperser wolf shot by livestock owner.

1/21…Satire or Wolf Creek Pack?…1 wolf hit and killed by vehicle on Wolf Creek Road.

1/30…1 yearling wolf killed in a snare that had been placed for coyotes, in Wolf Creek Area.

2/9…1 wolf pup hit and killed by a vehicle on Hwy 287

3/27…1 wolf found dead south of Butte. Death under investigation

4/18…1 wolf shot by private citizen on private land in Madison Valley, warning issued, no follow-up by FWP

4/18…1 wolf  shot by private citizen near Lennep, FWP investigating

4/27…1 wolf killed by ranch manager, south of Butte

4/27  Trapper Creek Pack..1 yearling wolf found dead by FWP. It’s collar was found on 4/28. It was determined by FWP the wolf had  been illegally killed.

4/29…1 two year old gray male wolf was shot by landowner, north of Missoula

5/11 Elevation Mountain Pack…1 female black yearling wolf shot by rancher

5/11…report of possible wolf who was killed on private land in Carter County. After investigation it was determined it was not a wolf but of domestic dog origin. The animal was also wearing an orange fluorescent pet collar.

5/11 Elevation Mountain Pack…1 black yearling female wolf was shot by rancher, near Helmsville.

5/18 Mitchell Mountain Pack…wolf hit and killed by vehicle north of Wolf Creek.

May 2010…Person plead guilty in federal court in Missoula for shooting and killing a wolf illegally, violating the Endangered Species Act. (This incident was also mentioned in the Feb 27 to March 5th wolf report. I’m assuming it’s the same case?)

5/18 Mitchell Mountain Pack…1 collared gray female wolf (last remaining member of this pack) shot by landowner

5/25 Cilly Pack…1 breeding female (mother) wolf was hit and killed by a vehicle on the Swan Highway. She was lactating, which means it left her pups motherless.

6/22 …1 adult gray wolf was hit and killed by a vehicle  on 1-90 between  St. Regis and Superior.

7/27…1 adult wolf was hit and killed by a vehicle on 1-90 near Lookout Pass.

8/19 Cougar 2 Pack?…1 yearling wolf hit and killed by a vehicle on Hwy 191 near Daly Creek

9/9 Silver Lake Pack…. 3 wolf pups were found dead at the pack’s rendezvous site. Investigation ongoing.

September 2010…Cache Creek Pack…2 wolf pups found dead were autopsied, they had not been shot and no cause of death determined. Investigation ongoing.

9/12…1 black wolf pup found dead by FWP west of Clyde Park, Mt. Cause of death under investigation.

9/12…1 black wolf pup was found dead by FWP, Brackett Creek Area, Bangtail Mtns. The death is under investigation

9/17 Ksanka Pack…1 gray wolf pup was euthanized by FWP near Eureka. The pup was emaciated and in poor condition. The death is under investigation.

10/8…1 wolf killed by ranch manager in the Big Hole

10/11…1 wolf  shot and killed by landowner in Miller Creek.

10/24…1 wolf killed by livestock producer

10/30…1 wolf killed by hunter. Under investigation by USFWS.

11/3…1 wolf found dead, west of Missoula. Turned over to USFWS for investigation.

11/11…1 wolf shot in the Big Hole Valley under (10j). Under investigation by USFWS.

11/17…1 wolf found dead near Olney. Death under investigation.

11/17…1 wolf found dead in the Coal Creek area, North Fork of the Flathead. Under investigation.

So many little pups found dead under suspicious circumstances? Were their parents and pack mates killed in the hunt or by WS? Was their nobody to protect them, feed them, give them love and care? Did they stave to death?  Were any poisoned? What happened to those pups?

*Information obtained from Montana FWP 2010 weekly wolf reports.

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MEXICAN GRAY WOLVES

1998-2010

151 WOLVES WERE KILLED ON ORDERS FROM USFWS (including over twenty puppies that look just like this:

32 WOLVES WERE KILLED BY POACHERS plus the latest deaths:

12 WOLVES HIT BY CARS

10 WOLVES  DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES

12 WOLVES DIED FROM “OTHER AND UNKNOWN”

9  WOLVES AWAITING NECROPSY

Hawks Nest alpha male(shot to death)

Hawks Nest yearling male (shot to death)

San Mateo alpha male (law enforcement investigating)

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WYOMING

2010

6/20/10, Mother wolf and her 6 pups were gunned down by Wildlife Services for the death of one lamb.

6/2010  Second wolf pack and pups wiped out

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SWEDISH WOLVES

Wolf Persecution Is Global

Swedish wolf hunt...30 wolves died in the first wolf hunt in Sweden in 45 years…January 2010

Skane Wildlife Park….captive wolf pack slaughtered, including pups of the year, because a few wolves espcaped their enclosure…. January 2010

Published on December 10, 2009 at 2:20 am  Comments (60)  

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  1. Nabeki-
    It really is a good idea to make lists like this which we can look at. It helps us to understand how each one of the stories we hear or read about every week or so adds up to one sad, wasteful and disturbing list.
    We need to draw on Wolf’s strength to help us through this period of critiquing that is just starting. Actually we should call it was it is, poorly defending a backward and cruel management plan. May the cold and snowy nights of December bring Wolf much nourishment and therefore strength to out-run, out-wit and out-last this mindless and insensitive hunt that just doesn’t seem to end!
    Love Ya

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    • Cindy…
      Thanks for your support!! You are so right, we need to show people how many wolves are dying. Not just in the hunts but because of the livestock industry. TWENTY ONE ENTIRE PACKS were kiled in 2008 by Wildlife Services in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, for the livestock insdustry. This tit for tat management has to stop. Wolves kill very few livestock and predators in general kill few livestock. Most cattle die from reproduction, disease and weather.

      Sad to say wolves can’t hide from Wildlife Service helicopters because so many of the packs are collared, they just follow wolves GPS signals. I’m against collaring wolves. It only causes their deaths.

      I hope they will run fast and hide from the relentless guns. This has to stop!!

      Hugs and Howls,
      Nabeki

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  2. Would be interesting to know how dangerous it is to be a WS killer, ie how many helicopter related deaths per year? so human and wolf deaths for the livestock industry?

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    • g…
      They seem to be crashing quite a bit.

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  3. Dear God I had no idea that so many packs were being killed! :o
    Your blog has really openned my eyes to this growing problem. I’ve loved wolves since I can remember and I found your blog while searching for pictures of wolves on google.
    I admire your will to make sure that everyone knows what’s going on and I’m very proud of it :)

    Keep up the good work, for all the wolves out there that are struggling to survive. <3

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    • Hi Soffi,
      I know it’s shocking but actually that is just the tip of the iceburg for 08, I haven’t even listed Idaho or Wyoming for 08 yet. It’s slaughter going on out here, coupled with the hunts, this is a real war on wolves.

      Thanks so much for reading. If you have time please write to the wolf managers, FWP, IDFG, Obama, Salazar…all of them to let them know this is not acceptable. There is power in numbers.

      For the wild ones.
      Nabeki

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  4. I’m,also very grateful to Nabeki for having this site.Everyone should be aware of this slaughter.

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  5. Hi Rita,
    I just updated Idaho’s list of wolves killed for 2008. Almost finished and then I’ll have to move on to Wyoming for 2008. Then work my way back to 2000.

    This is a grim business and so much senseless death. But I’m determined these wolves will be remembered.

    For the wild ones,
    Nabeki

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  6. Thank you so much, Nabeki, for adding the Swedish wolves to your memorial page!

    Unfortunately, the news is even more tragic, as I type, because just two days ago another wolf pack was wiped out (11 wolves, including young ones), this time in Orsa Bear Park. This time the reason was that the leaders of the pack were 14-15 years old.
    I must say I cannot understand anything of this nonsense. It seams like some kind of a brutal plan. Both parks are already talking about obtaining a new pack.

    Thanks for being here for the “wild ones” as you beautifuly call them.

    Katerina, Wolf Howl Blog for Wolves

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    • Katerina, I cannot believe they killed another pack of wolves for being old. What is going on in Sweden? They should celebrate the fact the wolves lived to such a great age. Wolves have such a short life span in the wild…just 3-4 years. If they live to eight it’s ancient. Neither parks should ever get another pack of wolves. It’s the same attitude they have here. “A wolf is a wolf is a wolf”

      For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  7. Katerina,I’m appalled that they killed the wolves. I certainly don’t think that they should get any more wolves,in fact,I don’thinkthey are capable of handling any predator.What a loss!!!I’ll remember them. For the wild ones.

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  8. There is a saying among the natives of America:
    “We do not inherit this world from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”

    What world are we creating for our children then?
    Why retain an activity that does not hold any practical value in this time? What was done in the settler’s times to the native predators was foolish back then, why should it be any less foolish now?

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  9. I can’t believe this,it’s just so horrible and disgusting,I mean,how can someone kill pups!!??Have they been brainwashed or something?There aren’t words to describe it,it’s just so,so,so terrible…
    A moment of silence for all the wolves that have been slaughtered…
    ………….

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    • Hi Loua,
      There is just no way to spin it. Trophy hunting is despicable. There is no reason to kill these animals other then the state made it a legal hunt. What would have been really wonderful is if nobody bought the tags. That would have been quite the statement. But of course I’m dreaming because there will always be people that like to kill animals. Why I can’t tell you. The thing is wolves are so close to dogs in appearance, dna, behavior…it’s sickening to think that doesn’t even matter to them.

      N.

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  10. They killed PUPS?! Why, did they want to stop reproduction? How can you kill the cute little things, and how can you kill the graceful, loping grown wolf? I do not understand. More DOGS kill people, and they don’t get killed for it, in fact I have heard no story of anyone ever being killed by a wolf in modern times!

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    • When is comes to wolves Wolchild nothing is fair. The wolf is the most persecuted animal on the planet, bar none.

      N.

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  11. Nabeki, sharks may well be up there with wolves when it comes to persecution:
    Every year tens of millions of sharks die a slow death because of finning. Finning is the inhumane practice of hacking off the shark’s fins and throwing its still living body back into the sea. The sharks either starve to death, are eaten alive by other fish, or drown (if they are not in constant movement their gills cannot extract oxygen from the water). Shark fins are being “harvested” in ever greater numbers to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup, an Asian “delicacy”.

    The atrocities are never ending when it comes to “mankind’s” need (and greed) to control other species.

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    • Hi Nancy,
      Yes sharks are horribly persecuted too. Humans are terrible stewards of this earth. Something needs to change because species are going extinct in ever higher numbers. I think it all starts with idea of Dominion. Many believe animals are here to serve us and have no intrinsic value of their own. What have we wrought?

      N.

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  12. Yep,for only some 6 human deaths because of sharks a year,millions are killed…
    I have a question for you,Nabeki,do wolves really need to be controlled?Or does this only happens because hunters say “there aren’t enough elk because of wolves” and ranchers complain about wolves killing their livestock?I don’t really agree with these people,although wolves do kill livestock,coyotes killed 97000 cattle just in 2005,and wolves only killed 4400 that same year.
    And ranchers can look at non-lethal ways to keep wolves away from their livestock,like reproducing wolf howls to “say” to other nearby wolves that that area is occupied.
    The elk thing,I think,is just a complain of sport hunters saying that wolves are wiping out elk,wich is not true,and of them having a harder time looking for elk to kill-for sport…
    Wolves are just doing what they do,maintain healthy populations of ungulates in the ecosystem,killing the illest,oldest or wounded in the herd,and leaving the ones that are much more capable of reproducing.Instead,sport hunters like to get the biggest,strongest bull elks with the biggest pair of antlers,so I don’t agree with them at all.
    These brutal hunts be stopped,I already signed a Defenders of Wildlife petition to stop this,so I think I took action to save these beautiful creatures.

    Btw,I love this blog,Nabeki,you did an excellent job in it,It is like a refuge to pro-wolf people,keep on the good work ^_^

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    • Hi Loua,
      I don’t believe wolves need to be controlled. They should take off the radio collars and stop tracking them like they are terrorists. Wolves are apex predators and have been coexisting with their prey for thousands of years.. They are doing what predators do. As you stated they kill very few livestock compared to feral dogs, coyotes even vultures and over ninety percent of cattle losses are due to weather, reproduction and disease.

      Wolves are political footballs used to further people’s agendas. It really has very little to do with wolves themselves. It’s a way for certain people to vent their anger on an innocent animal that is only trying to survive.

      So glad you enjoy the website, it was my intention to make this a refuge for wolf advocates so they can speak freely without being harrassed. Thanks for the kinds words.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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      • Thank you for the reply,Nabeki,and yeah,they should stop tracking them as if they were terrorists,they are only trying to survive,to be wolves.

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      • Your very welcome Loua. It’s ridiculous how they harrass these poor creatures as if they were criminals. They should leave wolves alone and let them live in peace.

        N.

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  13. Must say I appreciate the lack of the spin doctors on this site. What a nice thing Nabeki!

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    • Hi g…
      Yes I love that we have a refuge here and don’t have to argue about elk and livestock. Wolf advocates can speak freely without fear of harassment!

      N.

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  14. I would tell to the people that opened these wolf hunts “Hey, if you hate wolves so much as to open a wolf hunt, then don’t be a coward. Go to a den, kill the pups and their family and see for yourself.”

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  15. Well I think the wolf is just like any other animal they need to eat just like any other animal eg Grizzly Bear or humans they are carnivores and eat farm animals as well so why punish the wolf for eating meat {farm animals} my god get the big bad wolf he ate my sheep. Well in that case you might want to get most of North America because they ate meat today too. Never mind killing them how about enjoying the planet with all the great creatures we have instead of all the death from the fear mongers.

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    • Wolves do what they have to do to survive but they are so much more then that. They have a love for life, they are happy animals, are sociial creatures who love their families. To think people can shoot them with high powered rifles is so sick. I can’t imagine the screaming and howling they must do before they die at the hands of these wolf killers. The whole situationi is disgusting.

      N,

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  16. Dear Nabeki,

    As mentioned allready it is truely a relief for once reading something as positive as this blog and the reactions here, as opposed to all the insanity we are forced to witness everyday.

    The ever ongoing destruction of nature and persecution of its creatures is something that caused me grief since childhood, and particularly wolves have a special place in my heart.

    Being european, I was shocked last year when I heard about the swedish wolfhunt and went to find out more about it. I’m not sure if you posted anything of this(I coudlnt find at least) but here goes:

    As usual their “arguments” were flawed and contradictive; some sources reporting the gene pool was bottlenecked and the “deficient” and sick wolves had to be removed, and possibly new wolves imported from Finland later. Other sources stated wolves had to be culled to make swedes more tolerant towards them.

    Both of this was utter bullshit (naturally) since there was no direct scientific evidence the gene pool was weak and instead of researching it first they just decided to start killing them off right away based on these assumptions.. Also as many as 12.000 hunters signed up to kill -27 was it?- wolves! Tell me are those triggerhappy bloodthirsty retards gonna care about taking out the “deficient” wolves?! They are just gonna point their rifles at the first wolf they see, preferably the biggest and most beautiful, for that pelt will look best on their couch!!

    For the second argument; if it is to make swedes more tolerant, then why import new wolves later?! Why cant their government teach its citizens some common sense instead! Wolves arent dangerous, the last attack on humans there was more than 200 years ago and they have become shy of humans! And even so, WE went to live in THEIR homes, even if they WOULD be dangerous, we dont have the right to exterminate them. This isn’t the Middle Ages anymore!! Go live in a goddamn city if you’re scared of the outdoors!!

    One positive note at least; a lot of swedes spoke out against the hunt too

    Wolves had to pay with their lives, again, to soothe intolerant retards who believe in the big bad wolf, to quench the bloodthirst of deranged murderers and to help politicians who think they can win votes over the wolves’ corpses.

    The plan was to keep 210(!) wolves, but God knows how many more they slaughtered illegally. On top of that the past winter was extremely harsh and might have killed even a lot more…

    I share your pain Nabeki, and pray with you in my heart this insanity will stop.. Soon, before it’s too late

    For the wild ones

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  17. Wolves are being punished for being “wolves”.
    Reading this from other comment tears coming to my eyes. I was not prepared to read this brutal death list i stay speechless. How will change that i am so sure that we have the power to change something even is something little.
    I think will should start deluging Judges Governors with mails,calls,letters something we must stop this…..

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    • Hi Vasileios,
      I so agree with you this is heart breaking but I wanted to wake everyone up to what is going on. We have to raise our voices, write emails and letters but also wolves need visual support in the form of rallies and speeches. They have declared war on wolves in the Northern Rockies but wolves have many friends and we will work hard to change this. Please visit us on our Facebook page Wolf Warriors, you will have to sign up for FB if you haven’t already. We are planning to organize for wolves. Tell all your friends.

      Wolf Warriors on FB

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wolf-Warriors/106727146019024

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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      • I Will do Nabeki thanks so much for you reply.

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      • HOWLS Vasileios!

        N.

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  18. Could we provide along side these details the total deaths as a percentage of the estimated population in each area? The percentage in some cases I suspect would be very very troubling. I calculated that those 20 deaths would be around 12% of the Swedish wolf population. Frightening.

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    • Neb..
      I really have to update this page. I’ve been so busy but I need to get to it. The Swedish wolf hunt was not needed. It was shocking.

      N.

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  19. Thanks for the info on this site. I am very saddened to read of the deaths of wolves, not just the grey wolves but also the Mexican grey wolves. Personally, my soul animal is the tiger, which is killed sometimes for livestock depredation although mostly for TCM and the like. Yet, we share a love for apex predators that transcends boundaries and continents.

    I cannot believe that they use radio-collaring to kill wolves. That is exactly what happened to the tigers in one reserve called Panna; officials collared the cats and then the poachers apparently tracked them and killed them. Sometimes, I think scientists as well as politicians should leave wolves, tigers, and other animals ALONE. Stop collaring, stop trying to track and monitor animals, just get incorruptible guards to keep off poachers and hunters! (Of course, guards can be corrupt too, but I think that the way things are these animals need that kind of help.)

    It’s not just the grey and Mexican grey wolves at risk: red wolves are also at risk. Have you seen the recent killings of red wolves in the news? They are even MORE endangered than grey wolves!

    Thanks for the website, and keep up the good work!

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    • Jon…there is a total lack of empathy and entitlement attached to the anti wolf crowd. They see these animals as a threat to them somehow. I guess they feel they have dominion over them. They want to feel like the top dog and they don’t feel that way because the wolves can run rings around them as hunters with no guns other then by tooth and claw. I think it’s an ego trip . The wolves have become the scapegoat of anti-government feeling.s Yet these same people will take money from the feds not to grow crops or raise cows, to suppress prices. So which is it, they like the government and take welfare from them or not?

      N.

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  20. i never thought so many wolves were killed, this opens mym eyes on how much work you do to stop this and i admire your determination to stop this i am with you on stopping killing wolvesbecause i have loved them ever sine i can remember. keep up the good work :D

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  21. I think we better get people back into phoning ,and emailing for I am reading and getting the impression that HR 1 has just been delayed,about 2 weeks, and 1713 is still in it.They just exended the vote for two weeks in order to avoid a shut down but they still could vote by Friday.Does anyone know anything more?Please correct me if I am wrong. Thank you.

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  22. I keep going bac to this post, to remember all those packs that were slaughtered, all those lives taken by the hands of ignorance and hatred…
    I firmly believe that, even if you have a viable and genetically diverse population, one of the most important things to do before de-listing is educating the local people and help them build up a coexistence with the area’s predators. You cannot say a re-introduction was sucessfull until the public is, too, educated about that controversial species, in order to be able to better protect it for all future generations to watch.

    Future generations will look back at what we have done with our Earth, and feel ashamed. Ashamed at how slowly many of us developed a love and understanding for Nature, and at how quickly we could destroy it and submit our minds to ignorance.

    But my biggest hope is however, that those future generations have already build a co-existence with their wildlife and wildlands, and are able to look back at some of us this way.

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    • This is truly a sad page Loua…the latest entries for 2010 were particularly hard because I had to go through the entire year of reports. This memorial is very important to me. We can never forget what they did to these animals and need a record in case it somehow all mysteriously disappears.

      N.

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  23. I hope and pray the beautiful majestic wolf lives long after man is gone, they deserve this planet more then humans and I am not saying all humans but the ones that kill all the creatures that were put here on earth for us to care for and cherish.

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  24. The death of wolves in the wild is only another of man kinds greatest sins against this earth and one day we’ll all pay for it…

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  25. In May, I was working in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana and overheard a teenage boy invite 2 other boys to go “wolf hunting” with his family on the weekend. One boy agreed, but the other said,” I’m afraid of getting caught. Some of them are micro-chipped.” The boy doing the inviting said that they go hunting every weekend and kill at least 2 wolves and dump the bodies along the road. He said “don’t worry, nobody cares”.
    I was so appalled when I heard that, I decided then and there to take an active role in trying to save the wolves.
    ————–SOMEBODY CARES!!!

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    • That is truly disturbing Toni but it confirms what we all know, wolves are being poached with ease. We need to redouble our efforts for wolves, they are so terribly persecuted.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  26. For all of you out there who are responsible for the deaths of these innocent wolves; I hope you all rot in hell. How can you kill any of them without any feelings? The pups don’t have any idea that you are there to kill them; they would probably lick your hand or give you a kiss if you were a human; but you’re not. Reading about this just makes me sick and so sad. If I were related to someone who did this; I would completely cut off any contact with them and make sure that others pushed him away also.

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  27. This is my first time at this site, but I am SO glad to see it exists. I think the big problem is, you are preaching to the choir, because anyone reading or commenting here, KNOWS the danger these wonderful animals are in. They are aware that unfortunately we share the planet with creatures that get a thrill from abusing, or otherwise hurting an animal that cannot fight back. Humans have EVERY advantage of technology and industry, and absolutely NO conscience, so are willing to stoop below ground level to commit their foul deeds. They don’t see it as murder or even as a kill; they see it as “fun” and battling that mind set is almost impossible. Fight, we MUST, but our laws prohibit the protectors from using the same tactics as these mindless killers use. Its too bad WE can’t use planes, and baited traps, and live bait, and poison, and night vision goggles, gps units, or make raids into family bedrooms. At least it would even things up a bit. I would NOT fear a wild wolf as much as I would a human predator. Please, keep up the good work, keep informing, keep fighting, and keep “loving” our wolves.

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  28. I just can’t stop crying! How do u look look into the face of a spirtual healer(which is what wolves are) and point a gun at it and kill that spirit?! May god have mercy on the souls of these evil people, not easy to have praying thoughts for people like that

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  29. You are right Laurie. These ARE healing animals, and deserve to be protected, and loved. They have shown us time and time again HOW to behave, yet we do not learn. Until then, we cannot give up hope.

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  30. The list of murdered wolves had me crying so hard I couldnt type, I am beyond appalled, an disgusted! It it egregious , barbaric and unecessary! These poor wolves are political pawn! Greed, graft and lobbying by the government machine! They won’t be happy until we who love the wolf are exterminated too!! I am howling mad!

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  31. I have cared about the wolves for over fifty years. I recused a wolfdog and she became my best friend. In fact she became my service animal until her death last august 16th. She saved my life more then once.How do I feel about murdering wolves? I’ve been so mad I’ve gotten sick. I wish you could look into whats going to happen here in Wisconsin. Gov.walker made new law on wolf harest.It’s just wrong,and he’s a minister’s son.

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  32. these fat ass slobs acutually think they are in the old west, but that was when men were in good conditon not pigging out at burger king driving around in warm trucks and drinking cans of beer, a bunch of bald headed stupid ass ”men” they shoot woves because they don’t work and have nothing else to do, don’t ever glamourize it they are a bunch of greedy lazy losers.

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  33. Such filth and greed. I detest these things. They should be gunned down from helicopters along with whatever fuck up had them. Thess humonsters arent worth the air they take up. Lying greedy psycopathic trash

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  34. We love the wolfs and siberian huskies all you need to do is be quiet listen and you can hear their song. Use your ears and heart, be patient. Imagine ….save the. Music it is free

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  35. Come back to the way we used to live. Once we used to live beside the wolves, hunting with them, but now we only kill them for the hell of it and i say damn u ppl who go around and kill wolves for fun. we watch over ur spirits and we can hear ur songs, but we cant save ur lives by ourselves. We once played music beside ur howls and we hunted for food with u and now we no longer can play our music with urs and we can no longer hunt for food beside u and we need to bring back those times and we need ur music once more to fill the night skies and for ur spirits to guid us through our dreams. My Indiand totem is the wolf and i speak for the wolves we need u back in our lives. HOWL FOR THE FREEDOM AND PEACE OF THE WOLVES.

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  36. Last time I checked, the whole purpose of the Endangered Species Act was so that endangered and threatened species, including wolves, can be protected and restored, not killed every time they cause a misconvenience and prematurely delisted to be hunted. But yet again, politicians are interfering with the ESA. Once I’m working in the field as a biologist, I will try to get politics out of the ESA and have it based off of sound science once again.

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  37. We look forward to your advocating out in the field for the survival of the wolves.

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  38. Can I use this information for my Walk For Wolves walk tomorrow 4/27 Hoopes Park Auburn.

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  39. I just read the incomplete list of wolves with a promise for more info to come. I read with horror the packs wiped out, the young pups, the Alpha females still nursing her pups, still more little pups, so many wolves murdered! It’s unbelievable! Man is lower than any animal! Thank you for this site. I don’t know how you could stand to do it but I know, it is time to tell about the wolves and how they have been murdered. Thank you and I will share it with my Facebook friends and family. God bless you and all who do this work.

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    • Thank you Joan, it’s very tough doing this day after day but I feel I have to keep going for the wolves. I haven’t updated the Memorial Page because the fish and game agencies barely release any information on individual packs. A wolf’s life seems to mean very little to them and since the hunts have become ever more brutal they barely document pertinent information. I’m not sure I’ll ever continue to update that page, it’s soul killing.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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