Online Buzz Over Wolf Hunts Heats Up



Online Outrage Over Wolf Hunt

KECI, Missoula
Jackie Bartz (9/24/09)

Less than a dozens wolf tags have been filled in Idaho and Montana.  Idaho’s first wolf hunting season opened September 1st, Montana’s September 15th.  Robert Millage shot the first wolf in Idaho.  When news hit the internet Millage received hundreds of calls and emails referring to him as a wolf murderer, and a fat redneck.  And it’s a similar story for montana wolf hunters.  When Daniel Pettit shot his wolf, he didn’t imagine people would begin taking shots at him.  But when the picture popped up on the internet, the comments started coming.  Here are just a few, “what a man, what a hero, not,”  “I hope he is haunted by the mournful howl of its packmates.”  But comments came in on the other side too like, “I want to go buy his next box of ammo” and “if you think they are so mystical and awesome take one home with you.”  People told me the internet is the perfect place to express an opinion, but everyone told me they wouldn’t want to be the center of this debate.

Categories: wolf hunt, gray wolf  Tags: wolf hunt
Published in: on September 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm  Comments (4)  
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