EMERGENCY TAKE ACTION!! Oregon’s Imnaha Wolf Pack Goes Under The Gun Today!!

Imnaha alpha male…August 2009

The Imnaha wolf pack in eastern Oregon is going under the gun today. Five ranchers in Wallowa County have been  issued wolf  kill permits in the Imnaha pack’s territory.

The famed wolf B-300, who dispersed from Idaho, is the alpha female of the pack and has pups. Both she and the alpha male are collared. No collared wolves have been implicated in livestock depredations but she is most likely be killed because collared wolves are an easy target. Four of the wolves in the Imnaha pack are collared in including the alpha female and male.  How easy would it be to pick up the radio signal of any or all of the  four collared wolves.? Some ranchers have been given radio receivers.  This is one of the main ways Wildlife Services tracks down wolves.

The situation centers on two calf depredations in their territory. Now half  the Imnaha pack of ten wolves, could be killed. Oregon has 14 wolves in the entire state but they want to kill five of them for two calves? 

What the heck is going on in Oregon? 

Look at the stats below. Do you see how they have blown wolf depredation into a huge issue when the majority of cows die from other causes?  This has been done to demonize wolves, just like the first extermination in the West. Who do you think was responsible for pushing the feds to get rid of wolves then?  RANCHERS!!

One Year of Cattle Deaths in Oregon (NASS 2006)  Thanks for the stats Erin!!

Digestive problems: Cattle – 1,600. Calves – 9,700.

Respiratory problems: Cattle – 7,500. Calves – 12,600.

Metabolic problems: Cattle – 1,700. Calves – 300.

Mastitis: Cattle – 1,700.

Other diseases: Cattle – 1,600. Calves – 800.

Lameness/injury: Cattle – 1,600. Calves – 1,200.

Weather related: Cattle – 200. Calves – 1,400.

Calving problems: Cattle – 1,400. Calves – 6,900.

Poisoning: Cattle – 400. Calves – 600.

Theft: Calves – 100.

Other non-predator: Cattle – 2,200. Calves – 800.

Unknown non-predator: Cattle – 2,700. Calves – 3,500.

 

Please without delay call ODFW or email them to protest this horrible action!! Tell ODFW you won’t spend one dime on any Oregon business that supports wolf killing or you won’t visit the state unless they treat their wolves properly and mandate ranchers to practice sound animal husbandry practices!! 

What is the point of trying to recover wolves when they can’t take one step without the livestock industry playing the “gotcha game” with them, even though they know wolves kill very few livestock and their major losses come from non-predator related causes.

This has to stop. Issuing five wolf kill permits for two calf deaths is wrong!

Let’s raise our voices in defense of these wolves, who are just trying to raise their pups.

Here is all the contact information. This cannot wait, the entire pack is in danger and people know where their den site is.

CONTACT:

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

3406 Cherry Avenue N.E. 

Salem, OR 97303

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ODFW WILDLIFE DIVISION STAFF DIRECTORY

http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/directory/wildlife_division.asp

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Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

Comments:  odfw.info@state.or.us

To Enter Your Opinion About This Issue Into Public Record: Contact: odfw.comments@state.or.us

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Here is a video of wolf B-300 in northeastern Oregon. She is the alpha female of the Imnaha pack.

B-300 was the first wolf confirmed to have dispersed from Idaho, returning wolves to Oregon and now they want to kill her.

Here are the beautiful Imnaha wolves showing off their pups last November. 

PLEASE DON’T LET OREGON RANCHERS KILL THESE MAGNIFICENT WOLVES!!  ACT NOW!!

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Wolf kill permits issued to ranchers
 
http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/News/Local-News/Wolf-kill-permits-issued-to-ranchers

Imnaha pack alpha male, 2009

 

Photos: Courtesy ODFW 

Posted in: Howling For Justice, Oregon wolves, Wolf Wars

Tags: Imnaha Wolf Pack, wolves under the gun, stop killing wolves for agribusiness

  

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  1. DEAR NABEKI! I SENT TWO EMAILS JUST NOW FOR TRY TO SAVE IMNAHA PACK! I’M IN TEARS AGAIN….IT WILL BE NEVER END THE WAR ON THE WOLVES… NEVER. DAVID MECH WAS RIGHT…GOD BLESS THE WOLVES IN THEIR HOUR OF NEED!!! IMNAHA WOLF PACK ARE NEED….

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    • Thank you Agnes…I hope many people write and call ODFW and protest this terrible policy.

      N.

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  2. nabeki– i think it is important to give oregon a chance to manage wolves. i have talked to rick hargraves who told me 2 kill permits were issued to ranchers who had the depredation of the calf. he told me that the ranchers are under strict requirements and are only allowed to shoot a wolf if they are in the act of killing livestock..this has a totally different approach and outlook, and they do not want wildlife services involved! i told him we were looking for oregon to show a better attitude and example compared to Wyom, mont and idaho. there will no public lands permits issued.

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    • Hi William…it’s not two wolf kill permits it’s five wolf kill permits. That means five ranchers are running around with kill permits. What have these ranchers done to protect their stock? What measures have they taken to protect them?…electrified fladry? guard dogs? range riders? herders? hazing? I bet if any non lethal actions were taken it came from ODFW or WS, not from the ranchers themselves. Why shouldn’t they have to take measures to protect their investment? I read one of the ranchers was grazing his cows with an elk herd. How stupid is that when there are wolves in the area. The Cattlemens Assoc hasn’t met a wolf if likes yet, who do you think is behind the push to get the Imnaha Pack removed? Also do you really trust ranchers with wolf kill permits?

      Two dead calves does not merit issuing five wolf kill permits. Oregon has fourteen wolves, that’s it. B-300 made the trek from Idaho to establish the Imnaha Pack. She could be shot and killed along with the other four collared wolves in the pack and that will be the end of the Imnahas.

      Oregon does not have a good wolf management plan. They only allow three breeding pairs before wolves can be delisted and two livestock depredations trigger wolf kill permits. Sorry but ranchers are having their way in this and the wolves will once again suffer.

      N.

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      • nabeki – i’m not in the habit of trusting wildlife personnel and certainly not ranchers. It is a lesser of two evils- either you get a kill order to a rancher or you can have wildlife services go in and kill all the collared wolves including the alpha female from idaho. they know that everyone is aware that the depredations were caused by uncollared wolves. most of the points that you raised i asked hargraves about, and he sounded sincere in stressing they wanted management based on education- things you would have never heard from an official from id wyoming or montana we will just have to wait and see, but don’t forget i am as pro-wolf as you can get

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      • Hi William,
        Wolves are held to such a high standard. “May we all never be judged by anything so harshly or held to as strict a life or unremitting of borders as the ones we try to place on and around wolves.” ….Rick Bass, The Ninemile Wolves.

        One rancher said he grazed his cows with an elk herd. For godsakes how stupid is that?

        Now that they have kill orders are they just going to wait around and see if a wolf shows up so they can shoot it? Or is someone going to put up electirifed fladry, get a guard dog, hire a herder, hire a range rider. I heard ODFW has one guy who has been hazing over there for a month but why just one guy?

        You won’t hear the ranchers complain about the stock they lose to weather, disease, reproduction or coyotes. It just isn’t talked about but wait until a wolf kills one cow and it’s headline news with the ranchers calling up Wildife Services and the state asking to kill wolves. The reason they don’t complain about those losses is they don’t get paid for them and it’s not very interesting. You can’t demonize weather. Here’s a headline: “Calf killed by lightening…Ranchers Up In Arms”. Now that looks silly and it is. But it’s just as bad and ridiculous for the state of Oregon to start issuing wolf kill permits because two calves were killed. Oregon has just fourteen wolves and yet they are willing to give out FIVE wolf kill permits. Does that sound reasoned to you? That sounds like bending to ranchers.

        The thing is William people are just fed up with “wolf management”. We all know it’s a euphemism for killing wolves. There has to be a new paradigm..because this is not working. Ranchers have to be held accountable and they’re not. But wolves pay with their lives.

        N,

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  3. I have worked most of my life and mainly in the retail buisness.I have never seen or heard of a buisness,ranchers,who don’t make an effort,to protect their livestock. In the gas stations that I worked for,the ma &pop stores to the well known,we had to be deligent in spotting shop lifters or gas dive offs.Try as we may,we would still get them.Times have changed with video, scanners,and pay at the pump but it is still not easy.People still try to get by with something. The point is a buisness generally tries to protect it’s interests.

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  4. to WILLIAM…YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO GIVE OREGON A CHANCE TO MANAGE WOLVES…YOU ARE RIGHT… PLEASE,WHICH MANAGE…. FOR ONLY 14 WOLVES??? ONLY ONE SOLUTION! TO LET LIVE IN PEACE !!!!!!!!! THANK YOU

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  5. COLLARED OR UNCOLLARED WOLVES ??? IT’S NOT IMPORTANT!!! THE WILDLIFE SERVICES,HUNTERS,WOLVES-HATERS KILL COLLARED AND UNCOLLARED WOLVES !!! MUST BE STOP TO KILL WOLVES !!!!! THAT’S ALL !!!

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  6. EVERY REASON IS GOOD FOR TO KILL WOLVES ! I’M DAMNING WITH ALL MY HEART,POWER ALL WOLVES-HATERS,KILLERS,HUNTERS!!!!!!!!!

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  7. William……..and you believe these bastards will “only kill a wolf depredating on livestock”? I don’t know what planet you’re from, but we have that rule in Montana and NOBODY questions these cow growers when they kill one. It’s always “justified”.
    And also, it does mention that the permits are good on public land.

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  8. Anyone remember and organization called “Defenders of Wildlife”? Once again…where the hell is their leadership in these wolf issues……Oh, forgot….there’s more money to be made in the Gulf….all about oil now, that’s where the $$$ is.

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    • Hi Jerry,
      I’m very disappointed in Defenders and actually where are all the big orgs? We have people like Jim Beers and Toby Bridges running around giving speeches, there are anti wolf rallies in Cody, Wyoming and elsewhere, yet no response to any of this. No pro-wolf rallies, no pro-wolf speeches. Everyone is dependiing on Molloy but what if he doesn’t relist wolves, then all the opportunities to influence policy will have been lost because the big orgs didn’t attend the important meetings for instance when Montana gave Wildlife Serivices carte blanche to kill wolves on the ground or when they decided to propose increased 2010 hunt quotas and a wolf archery season or when speakers were brought in to stoke the tqpeworm hysteria. The same in Idaho…they want to trap, bait and call wolves for the 2010 hunt. It’s very upsetting and puzzling.

      N.

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      • I don’t get involved in arguments over what a rancher will do or not do with a kill permit. The fact is that they are out there, and we now must submit to the ethics and honor of those ranchers whether we want to or not.

        However, this comment… is particularly relevent to my perspective. Colorado wolf advocates are right now discussing a pro-wolf celebration/rally/festival whatever you want to call it just because of what is highlighted in this comment.

        The “opposition” is getting organized. And Jim Beers may be trumping up untrue allegations, but that’s the point. They don’t honestly feel that their accusations will stick, they just use it as a way to leverage the media and energize and mobilize the anti-wolf activists.

        Rhetoric is a statement or question which requires no answer. You say it and ignore the response and you stick to the hard line talking points regardless of the facts presented in argument against it.

        If you say it enough, people will believe it.

        The media likes that. They like conflict and controversy. There is no truth to the parasite concern, or the “canadian” wolf argument. But it generates drama and that catches eyes, pays off advertisers and serves the needs of the money starved news business.

        Organize pro-wolf rallys. We are likely to take a more “positive” angle of celebration because I feel that rally carries a negative connotation with it which invites conflict, but the fact remains. There needs to be a response and it has to come from we, the people, not from organizations like Defenders. They have their place. Let them fight in court and be the media scapegoat.

        Recognize ranchers like these

        http://howlcolorado.org/2010/05/19/living-with-wolves-keeping-peace-in-the-mountains/

        Men who are impacted in their livelihood and are responding by doing the right thing.

        And most importantly. We – wolf advocacy groups – MUST work together as a massive, unified group. Bigger than Defenders and not driven by the constant need for funding. We can mobilize and we need to.

        HowlColorado.org

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      • Hi howlcolorado,

        Great to hear from you and glad you are organizing a gathering or rally in support of wolves. That actually was my point and I think others that are concerned the hate mongering going on via the anti-wolf crowd has gone largely unanswered.

        The reason I brought up Defenders is because they have a huge base at their disposal to rally. I agree a grass roots response is needed but disagree it can only come from smaller wolf advocacy groups. Defenders and many of the large enviromental organizations have been fund raising in the name of wolves for years. Wolves have been dying in record numbers this past year, over 500 dead in the Northern Rockies in 2009, yet response to this in Montana and Idaho largely went unanswered on the local level.

        The problem is everything changed in Spring 09 when wolves were delisted. It was no longer business as usual. Yes WS had been killing wolves in the hundreds for agribusiness for years but it had been kept mostly on the down low. Many people had never even heard of WS. When Salazar delisted wolves they started dropping like flies. WS was still killing them but we also had two wolf hunts going at the same time as well. Plus the vocal anti-wolf minority seemed to pick up steam with each passing day. Wolves were being demonized on a scale not witnessed since they were exterminated in the West. My gripe with the big orgs is that they have the money and power to pull off huge responses to the anti-wolf campaign.

        It’s frankly embarrassing to go to crucial state meetings concerning wolf policy and find four wolf adovcates there, while the opposition might have 50 or more people. The reason for that is the large hunting organizations are backing and funding these anti-wolf speakers and groups. That’s why they are able to pull off the ongoing “demonize the wolf” campaign. I believe Jim Beers speech was sponsored by “Friends of The Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd”. Why can’t the same be done for the pro-wolf response? That was my material point. We are basically leaderless, everyone pulling in different directions. Meanwhile Montana is going to at least double and maybe even close to triple the 2010 wolf hunt quota and wants to add a backcountry wolf rifle season and a wolf archery season. Montana also gave WS carte blanche to kill wolves for livestock depredation without first getting permission from them. Maybe three or four wolf advocates attended that vital meeting. Idaho is proposing to increase their wolf hunt quotas and add trapping, baiting and calling to their toolbox for the 2010 hunt. They also just gave permission to five outfitters to kill up to 5 wolves each in the Lolo in some misguided scheme to increase elk numbers there. We need strong responses to these policies. When only four or five pro-wolf people show up at these meetings it sends a message. When Jim Beers and Toby Bridges anti wolf speeches go unanswered, it sends a message.

        I agree the Wood River Wolf Project is a great effort and I applaud it but better yet I support Western Watersheds effort to retire grazing leases in the SNRA. Then we wouldn’t have to worry about keeping wolves and livestock apart.

        There was a decision in 2002 by Judge Winmill that has been largely ignored:

        In June, Winmill ruled that the 1972 law which established the SNRA gives wolves and all other wildlife precedence over livestock.

        http://www.westernwatersheds.org/news-media/online-messenger/federal-judge-orders-protection-wolves-sawtooth-national-recreation-area

        Judge Winmill reinforced his decision to fully protect wolves in the SNRA in 2003:

        Tremendous legal victory for wolves in Idaho’s Sawtooth National Recreation Area!

        Judge Winmill fully protects SNRA wolves from government killing for a second year

        April 4, 2003

        http://www.wildrockiesalliance.org/issues/wolves/news/2003/apr4_sawtoothruling.html

        Yet in 2009 WS came blazing into Stanley, Idaho and gunned down the remaining members of the Basin Butte Pack:

        Thanksgiving Week Massacre of Basin Butte Wolves…..Stanley, Idaho

        https://howlingforjustice.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/thanksgiving-week-massacre-of-basin-butte-wolves-stanley-idaho/

        The SNRA is a prime example of what’s wrong with wolf management. What happend to Judge Winmill’s decision giving wolves and other wildlife precedence in the SNRA?

        I believe as you do that all wolf advocacy groups should pull together and speak out strongly for wolves. If Judge Molloy relists wolves we will have a starting point to work for true wolf recovery but I’m saddened that this past year may have been one of missed opportunities as the ant-wolf groups were allowed to build up steam unchecked.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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  9. The time and effort put into preventing losses pays phenomenal dividends, depending on how well the defences are set up of course. If the preventative measures are shoddily prepared, then they definitely won’t work. Sometimes it seems that ranchers want a wolf, or any predator for that matter (preferably a big one), to kill their livestock: so they can have a private hunt and provide an excuse for their standpoint.

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  10. It’s sad to see people and organizations sell out their principles and ethics to satisfy the need for funding.
    The “let’s compromise”, “let’s not be too tough on them” BS attitude continues to get wolves killed.
    All about $$$$$, isn’t it??

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  11. DEAR NABEKI! DO YOU MEAN IN AMERICA NO PRO-WOLF RAILLES, NO PRO-WOLF SPEECHEES IN ANY STATES ??? IT’S GOOD…. BRAVO!!! NOBODY CARE ABOUT THIS AMAZING,WONDERFUL ANIMAL??? IT’S DISGUSTING! IT’S SHAMEFUL…AND SOOO SAD!!!ALL AMERICAN STATES WANT KILL ALL WOLVES??? BRAVO!!!

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    • Sadly Agnes, I don’t know of any pro wolf rallies held in the West since their delisting. If there have been any I’ve never heard of them. I think it’s the responsiblity of the big environmental organizations to rally their base to help wolves and that means rallies or speeches in favor of wolves. The only thing I know about is the film “Lords of Nature” that has been shown all over the West. Of course that’s a good thing because it’s an excellent film BUT wolves are being hammered from every side. Who knows why Defenders or others haven’t held pro wolf rallies? But it is sorely needed. Wolves need all the support they can get.

      N.

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  12. NEBEKI,PLEASE….YOU PROMISED TO ME SOMETHING… PLEASE! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL WOLVES! HOWLS!!!

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  13. Please pull the permits now!!

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    • Hi lauri,
      I completely agree. I worry someone will bait the wolves to get them killed. It’s a terrible situation.

      N.

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  14. Maybe it is time we should get a hold of someone who works for Defenders and we should complain about the fact that no attention was given to any of these rallies.I know I am.I believe Suzane Stone works for them and she works with the dealing with wolves..Go the Defenders for Wildlife and get info how to contact them. I will try to give some info. http:www.defenders.org/about_us/staff/suzane_asha_stone.php

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    • Hi Rita,
      I think you’re right. We should ask why they haven’t been more vocal on the ground in the Northern Rockies? They have campaigns that are national and of course many of the environmental groups are part of the delisting lawsuit. But a vocal presence is needed in Idaho and Montana. It would make a huge difference for wolves.

      N.

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    • Rita……IF and or WHEN you get a reply from Defenders, I hope you share it with us.
      Frankly, I hope I’m wrong, but I doubt you’ll hear anything. They’re contemptuous of any grassroots input.

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      • jerryBlack…I will let everyone know if or when I hear from them and you are probable right about them being contemptous.I probably should try to get a hold of Earthjustice,too.

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      • Rita…I think Earthjustice is doing a fine job defending wolves since they are the firm representing wolves in the delisting lawsuit. I give the thirteen environmental groups, that brought the lawsuit, credit for doing so and I beleive there is a good chance wolves will be relisted sometime at the end of the summer but a lot of damage has been done in the past year. We are definitely not where we were before the delisting. The anti-wolf crowd has really amped up the rhetoric and it seems there is more bad news every day for wolves. Apparently the states are listening to ranchers and hunters and not to ordinary citizens that want to see a wild wolf in their lifetime outside of Yellowstone. Hopefully, if wolves are relisted, we can then work to keep them protected and gain some ground we’ve lost. That’s my wish.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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  15. Geez, and here I was considering a summer vacation plan that would take me to the Willamette Valley, Mount Hood (possibly Crater Lake) then on to Washington State. I have already sworn off Montana, Wyoming and Idaho tourism due to their wolf hunts. Minnesota will continue to get my vacation money because they seem to live more harmoniously with the wolf. Will send email protesting this action and ask wildlife to look at relocation of pack members to avoid further conflict.

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    • Thank you Mark for taking a stand and keeping your tourist dollars out of states that are killing their wolves. I hope many more people will follow your actions. The only way to get the attention of the fish and game agencies is through the power of the pocket book. They are ignoring ordinary Americans and only listening to the hunters and ranchers. The poor wolves are just trying to survive. Ever since they were delisted last Spring they have been under the gun in Montana and Idaho. These are the people that were entrusted with wolves welfare yet all they seem to care about are cows and elk.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

      Nabeki

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    • Mark, We need more individuals like you. If you had the time…take it one step further and email the decision maker and tell them for yourself! Dont know who to contact let me know and I will pass that on to you and anyone who is interested. Thanks for standing up and being counted. M

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  16. The idea of wolves getting harmed,killed, just for sport,gets me mad. I know that the Ranchers might take advantage of these permits,and kill for fun,It annoys me,everytime I read or hear about wolves,I get excited because these wolves are majestic to me. It hurts me when I hear they’re getting killed,I may be powerless because I’m young,but I will try to save ALL wolves from extiction.I’m tired of this bull-crap,and I’m getting real annoyed with this behavior in the ranchers.

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    • Hi Jenizel,
      Thank you for writing in defense of wolves. It’s important young people are involved.

      I can understand you may feel powerless to help wolves but one person speaking out can make a difference. The famous anthropologist Margaret Mead said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

      The idea these magnificent apex predators, who are only trying to survive, are being targeted for two small interest groups, ranchers and hunters, is outrageous. How did our native carnivores land in the care of people that think “managing” wolves means killing them? They are doing the same thing to wolves in Alaska, where hunters see them as competition. Idaho just gave five outfitters permission to kill up to five wolves each in the Lolo because they want to boost elk numbers. This is fifties style management, yet they are getting away with it. As wolf advocates we have to keep writing, emailing, calling and raising our voices!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  17. Here we go again. Isn’t bad enough that Idaho and Montana both have hunting seasons for wolves, that Oregon has to take the same action? What is this, “monkey see, monkey do”?
    When is anybody going to understand the wolves were here way before white man was? They don’t trespass on our territories, we trespassed on theirs. But yet, someone’s livestock is killed, and let’s blame the wolf, whether it was a wolf or not. Let’s not look at cougars, or feral dogs running in packs.
    I am so sick and tired of the injustice being thrown on wolves!

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    • Hi Kathy Jo,
      Yes it’s the same old same old “managment”. Apparently Oregon’s wolf management plan is sorely lacking. In a state that is supposed to be so progressive what has happened? It seems Oregon is worried about offending it’s ranchers so they are willing to sacrifice almost half the wolves in the state. B-300 is a special wolf. She dispersed from Idaho to Oregon and started a family. Now she is in serious danger of getting shot and killed. What is going to stop someone from baiting the wolves to get rid of them? Also as you can see by the NASS numbers they lose thousands even millions of livestock to all sorts of maladies that have nothing to do with wolves or any predator. Yet the press helps them to blow it all out of proportion to get wolves killed. Speaking of feral dogs, the last NASS numbers showed the number one predator of cattle were coyotes, followed by domestic dogs. And even the little coyotes kills so few cattle. As a matter of fact all predation was just 0.18% nationally. Another thing that’s really egregious is Wildlife Services gets to make the call on which are wolf kills and we all know they are no friend to the wolf. I don’t believe half if anything they say. The whole system is designed to get wolves killed,

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  18. This all filters down to the”welfare ranching industry” and the stranglehold they have on wildlife management.
    For more information on this I recommend a couple of books….
    “Welfare Ranching….The Subsidized Destruction of the American West”, by George Weurthner

    “Sacred Cows at the Public Trough”…by Denzel and Nancy Ferguson

    Edward Abbey was right on when he said….”The whole American West stinks of cattle”

    It’s time for Defenders and some of these other compromising and whimpy groups to get out of bed with the ranchers.

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  19. Nabeki…..thanks for posting those stats on cow mortality in Oregon. Looking forward to the same for Montana.
    Sick of all the whining about wolves from these welfare ranchers.
    Not mentioned anywhere are the 75,000 cows that die each year throughout the West from altitude sickness.

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  20. Stop slaughtering the wolves. They’re vital for a sustainable development in nature.

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    • That would make a great bumper sticker Thorlief. It’s a simple but clear message. Thank you.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  21. DEAR NABEKI! YOU KNOW,I LIVE IN FRANCE,IN PARIS. WHAT I KNOW ABOUT THE PRO-WOLF ORGANIZATIONS,I KNOW SOMES!!! FEW MONTHS AGO I SAW IN THE NEWS THAT,IN THE SOUHT-FRANCE LIVING SOME LITTLE PACK.ONE HUNTER KILLED ONE PUP AND THE WOLF-DEFENDERS COMPLAINTED TO AGAINST HUNTER AND THE JUDGE DECIDED…HUNTER HAD HIS HUNTER’S LICENCE TAKEN AWAY FROM HIM FOR 3 YEARS AND 2500,00 EUROS FINE.I KNOW,PUP DEATH, BUT SOMETHING BEGIN TO CHANGE HERE,SLOWLY.BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH,OF COURSE.IN FRANCE HAVE NOT 200 WOLVES… I KNOW,TOO THAT,FROM HERE CAME EVERY BAD THINGS ABOUT WOLF.THE MOST CRUEL COUNTRY WAS FRANCE.I’M ORIGINE HUNGARIAN,MY HUSBAND IS FRENCH.HE NEVER HUNT,HE ADORE ALL ANIMALS.SO,WE MUST TAKE CARE EVERY WHERE ABOUT WOLVES… THEY ARE SO WONDERFUL… GOD BLESS ALL WOLVES!

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    • Thank you for sharing Agnes.

      It’s true the Europeans brought their hatred of wolves with them when they settled here. They sterilized the landscape of wolves in Europe and expected the same here. They set about to kill almost every living thing that moved including all the prey animals that wolves ate. When wolves turned to the “new buffalo” called cows, because they had nothing else to eat, the ranchers and feds got together and wiped them off the face of the Western map. It’s a sad tale and one I’m worried is being repeated.

      Wolves must be protected by ESA…they are too persecuted to be managed by the states. It’s a conflict of interest since the state game agencies are interested in keeping the hunters happy and collecting their licensing fees.

      All my hope rests with Judge Moloy now.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  22. HowlColorado.org…
    You commented….”And most importantly. We – wolf advocacy groups – MUST work together as a massive, unified group. Bigger than Defenders and not driven by the constant need for funding. We can mobilize and we need to.

    Sounds great…….what are your immediate plans? Time is running short, lots of wolves dying.

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  23. You people need to get a life, a job, a family or something. Stop nursing off your mother and go get a life. DOnt move up here from california and try to ruin our state.

    Come on. You have absolutely no clue what your speaking of.

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    • What makes you think that everyone who supports wolves is from California or New York? That’s where you’re delusional. Since you probably only talk to your wolf hating buddies you never have a chance to meet other people. That’s a shame, you might learn something. BTW wolves are native to these lands. Wolves evolved over sixty million years ago, humans broke off from the chimps about 5 milliion years ago and didn’t truly become human until 2.5 million years. So wolves are the natives here not you. When they evolved you were probably a one celled paramecium.

      N.

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      • Nabeki, this is a common tactic I see anti wolfers doing. They claim that all wolf supporters are from the city and that is a lie. Why is it so hard for these anti wolf nuts to to see that some actually like wolves? Yes, we all know that wolves kill elk, deer, moose, etc and livestock as well and this is all perfectly natural behavior for the wolf. These anti wolf nuts don’t seem to get that. They think wolves are demons unleashed from the gates of hell to do the work of the devil. They don’t get that wolves are just wild animals trying to survive, not wildlife terrorists that want to kill everything in their path.

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    • And they also claim we have no idea what we are talking about. A tactic they use to try to discredit us, but it is them who have no idea what they are talking about. They claim that wolves have killed all of the elk, we know that is a lie and not true. They claim that wolves are wildlife terrorists which we know is false and laughable. They are just wild animals trying to survive and this guy oregonlifer wouldn’t understand that as he’s an emotional delusional person that thinks wolves are evil creatures.

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      • Jon,just as scary as their backward,outdated views on wolves and other wild life,is their way of thinking and it goes back to the dark ages. Remember that saying, if you say it long and hard enough you believe the lies that comes out of your mouth.They beleive what they want to hear and nothing else.There is no science in what they say.I don’t live there,just like,you,but I have enough sceince to know better to spread those lies.I hate it when I get those who say I have no idea what it is like because I don’t live there.I have common sense.I know what not to do and be aware of my surrounding and don’t take anything for granted .They live in the dark ages.They don’t like the government,either State or Federal,until it suits them or they want something.

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  24. Just like we always say not all hillbillies come from Texas, the South or Maine. Oregonlifer is living proof they exist in Oregon as well. Wolves belong to all Americans- and you IGNORANT fools better get use to it.

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