Howls To All…

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I know you must think I’ve run off and joined a wolf pack, howling in the woods somewhere but I’m still here working on our wolf project. It’s taking much longer than we thought but it WILL happen soon!!

Sorry I’ve been away so long but I’LL BE BACK!!

For the wolves, for the wild ones,

Nabeki

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Published in: on July 29, 2013 at 2:00 am  Comments (9)  
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Where’s The Money?

wolflobby_The Salt Lake Tribune

 Don Peay of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, right, speaks before the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee. Peay is a founder of Big Game Forever, an anti-wolf advocacy group, who is seeking $300,000 from the Legislature. (Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo)

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It’s about damn time they conduct an audit!

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Audit launched into anti-wolf funding

Legislators OK audit of state payments to Big Game Forever.

By Brian Maffly

The Salt Lake Tribune

 First Published Jul 08 2013 05:01 pm • Updated 4 hours ago

Legislative leaders on Monday ordered an audit to examine how a political-action organization has spent Utah taxpayers’ money in an ongoing effort to wrest control of wolf management from federal hands.

Big Game Forever, a Utah-based nonprofit that spun off Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife in 2010, has secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in state money during the past four years to evict the gray wolf from the endangered species list. But the group’s founders Don Peay and Ryan Benson have not disclosed where the money goes in their reports to the Legislature and to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR).

State auditors have already made informal inquiries into how the group spent a $300,000 appropriation for fiscal year 2013. But because Big Game Forever “commingles” its funds from multiple sources, it might not be possible to determine exactly what Utah taxpayers’ money bought, according to Legislative Auditor General John Schaff.

“How do I know that receipt is for state money versus funds coming from other sources?” Schaff told the legislative audit subcommittee Monday. “The problem is this is a private company. We have authority to look at state funding. We don’t have authority to look at funding from other sources.”

This did not sit well with Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, who requested the audit.

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Tags: Utah Legislator Audit,  Big Game Forever, Ryan Benson, Don Peay, anti-wolf lobby

Let The Wolves Run Free by Ratty and the Watchers…..

arctic-wolf-wallpaper brothersoftdotcomJuly 9, 2013

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Tags: wolf wars, wolf persecution, save the American wolf, Ratty and the Watchers

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