Aerial Gunner Shot Washington Alpha Female Wolf

 

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Disgusting barbarians!!

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http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/09/04/losing-alpha-female-threatens-pack-survival/15102151/

Washington state accidentally shoots alpha wolf

STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. — When a sharpshooter took out a member of a problem wolf pack last month, it looked like a small female, but it wasn’t just any female. A necropsy determined it was the breeding female of the Huckleberry Pack, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDF&W) officials said today.

The Huckleberry Pack has been feeding on sheep being raised on private forest lands in northern Stevens County.

State decides to kill, not scare, wolves

WDF&W biologists tried non-lethal means to keep the wolves away from the 1,800 head sheep herd. But when they found five dead sheep and three injured on August 23, they issued the order to kill up to four wolves in the pack.

The only wolf killed was the female shot from a helicopter by a federal…

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  1. They had to do a necropsy to figure out she had been lactating?

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    • The knew all the time, this was staged months ago and we were lied. They have professionals as sharp shooters, he knew who he was killing.

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    • Excellent point Resist but they can say whatever idiotic thing they want and get away with it. She was killed accidentally on purpose.

      For the Huckleberry Pack or what’s left of it,
      Nabeki

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  2. Washington wolf advocates are getting a steep learning curve about who wins and what dies when it comes down to sheep, cattle and wolves.

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  3. Maybe some of you are aware, the Alpha female has a name now, “So Yapo Timtke” Wise Mother in Nez Pierce. Besides being sad and angry I have the goal to do everything in my limits to fight for her pups and her pack in her name. These ranchers are putting up a fight, they want ALL for them, the politicians, the land, the benefits, the game. They do not care about wildlife as a whole. We have to write and call Gov. Inslee and Phil Anderson, director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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  4. And how many MORE lies and deceptions are we supposed to swallow? “Non-lethal deterrents” were used for a couple of DAYS – and not too seriously, either. Mostly, those sheep were scattered over the whole landscape, unguarded and unprotected, with not removed carcasses attracting all kinds of scavengers and predators – practically LIVE BAIT for the pack KNOWN to be in the area. To call the death of the alpha female, and with that most likely the disruption and destruction of the whole pack, “an unfortunate development” is the height of impudence. WDF&W has successfully managed to destroy yet ANOTHER pack.
    “Biologists say losing the alpha female harms the survival of a wolf pack, but other females in the pack may fill that role.” – Yeah. Like with Denali’s most viewed pack – vanished from sight after the murder of their alpha female. Like Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley pack – disrupted, dispersed and partly killed after the death of 06, their alpha female.
    How many MORE packs will WDF&W destroy at some rancher’s request?

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  5. so sad and angry! they never care about wolves and wildlife as a whole, wolves just try to survive! government should help ranchers to relocate the sheeps instead of spending money to kill wolves. ranchers also need to do their job to protect their livestocks.

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  6. They knew they were killing the alpha female. No one will ever convince me otherwise. We need a national campaign to get welfare ranchers and their destructive non-native livestock off of our public lands.

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  7. Encroachment Situations: Re: The Huckleberry Wolf Pack in WA and their management (WDFW), and 1800 sheep on rugged mountainous land, sheep depredation and decision for lethal management action on public land: This situation amounts to wolf baiting and gross encroachment. There is very low likelihood that these sheep, this many on rugged, mountainous public land can be managed without essentially baiting wolves by their very presence. We are not going to have balanced ecology with wolves or grizzlies if we do not halt this continuing encroachment. Ranchers, maybe the most entitled thinkers on earth continue eating up public land for a pittance and have the gall to complain about wildlife. Lethal management on public land should be prohibited. There is an unholy alliance of the traditional anti-wolf crowd of hunters and ranchers and state wildlife agencies, groups parochial and irrationally biased and actually ignorant, their heads full of folklore and myth and lies about ungulate predation and stock predation, and when it comes to balanced ecology, wolf and other predator management. There are 23,000 leases on public land in 16 western states for grazing on national forests lands and BLM land. Even when the public opinion is taken and it is overwhelmingly in the favor of wolf presence, nonlethal management, wildlife agencies and politicians let a minority crowd of ranchers-hunters-parochials have their anti-wolf way, which shows that they are of the same ilk and the need to do something about major reformation of state and federal wildlife agencies.

    https://howlingforjustice.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/aerial-gunner-shot-washington-alpha-female-wolf/

    http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/wolf-08-28-2014.html

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/hunter-hired-washington-state-kills-wolf-25118910

    http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/the-washington-wolf-dilemna/

    http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/aerial-hunter-killing-washington-wolves/

    http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/view-from-the-other-side-rancher-left-high-and-dry-by-canceled-wolf-hunt/

    There is the usual entitlement thinking here of a rancher that public land is their land and that predators should be killed for them. He puts 1800 sheep with 4 guard dogs and a herder on rugged mountain land, that is really wolf and other predator baiting and it is a manifestation of never ending encroachment on the wild that has been going on from the beginning of farming and ranching. There are GOP efforts to accelerate to the wiping out point of this type of encroachment with efforts to turn federal lands over to state management which would soon mean the only semi-safe area for wolves and grizzlies and lions would be in designated wilderness areas and preserves. It is huge encroachment already with 23,000 grazing leases in 16 western states and then there are the oil and gas leases. Bison are pushed off public land back into the Park at rancher request or slaughtered. Wild horses are being taken off public land to make room for ranchers. Ranchers and hunters hate wolves. There are also republican, mostly, and states’ push to cut down major percentages of our national forests to put local rural communities back to (temporary) work. Besides the hunter-rancher led war on wildlife but related is habitat loss to ranching, extraction industries, and development. No habitat, no wildlife.

    http://exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/view-from-the-other-side-rancher-left-high-and-dry-by-canceled-wolf-hunt/

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    • Roger – excellent! Especially: “Ranchers, maybe the most entitled thinkers on earth continue eating up public land for a pittance and have the gall to complain about wildlife.”

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  8. Sheep on public land (where they don’t belong) given preference over a wolf pack, that does? Capitalists, charge more for your products to offset your losses or move.

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  9. This is getting so sickening I don’t even want to hear or read about wolves, our horses and burros anymore. Just too upsetting and depressing.

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    • Nancy – can’t say as I blame you, but the wolves and horses and burros cannot speak for themselves. We must speak for them. It’s overwhelming to read the bad news – my advice is – don’t read it. Or much of it. Write checks to groups trying to make a difference.

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  10. From BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY:

    Please call Jay Inslee the governor of Washington:
    (360) 902-4111 Ask him to rescind the kill order on the ‪#‎HuckleberryPack‬

    On Twitter Please tweet the following:
    @WDFW @GovInslee Killing the Wedge pack in 2012 cost taxpayers $76,500 and serious black eye; rescind kill order on #HuckleberryPack

    Post a comment on the Governor’s FB pagehttps://www.facebook.com/WaStateGov
    While you cannot post directly on the FB page for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, you can leave your comment on their most recent posthttps://www.facebook.com/WashingtonFishWildlife

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  11. You know what!! There is no sense in killing these beautiful wolves. They were here a long, long time before their murderers were. Leave them alone~~let nature take it’s course, it knows what to do. I wish whoever shot this wolf (and all others) had that gun up their butts crossways, then I wish they would go off and scattered their pieces for miles. I hope that SOB is proud of himself, and I hope he will burn in hell for eternity. This is disgusting, inexcusable, and intolerable. It makes me sick!!!!!! These subhumans didn’t give life and they have no right to take it away. I hope Karma comes around very soon for these bastards.

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  12. What is the problem with people??? Karen

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  13. Devious, and just another attempt to demoralize environmentalists and wolf advocates. But guess what A**holes, that ain’t never gonna happen.

    I don’t know if I even believe a word of this story, ranchers and f&w types as thick as thieves, but it’s good for public consumption, and most of the (a)pathetic public will lap it up. Some of the beliefs people have about wolves just make me shake my head is disbelief, because we make such life-altering decisions for animals.

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  14. I thought Washington state was better than this, but ranchers win again I wonder if the pro wolf people will win this one in the end. I will bet they have to make a big enough stink !

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  15. As I have questioned many times, if the sheep are allowed to wander unwatched, they could have died from many reasons, and wolves or other predators could have come along after the fact. How do we even know the wolves killed them and they didn’t die from another cause first, before the wolves got to them? At least for some of them. It truly boggles my mind that modern humans think that predators should be removed from our lands and oceans and that we don’t have to alter our activities one iota.

    How does anybody know for sure how the sheep died? It’s a good way for ranchers to recoup some of their losses and get some money from the (supposedly hated) gov’t.

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    • It’s a standard joke here in Idaho that Little Bo Rancher has lost a sheep (or “sheeps”) and doesn’t care to find them. It’s too time consuming and expensive to go search for a sheep or few. He gets paid for any sheep that he claims is lost to a predator. Around here, we see lost sheep all the time. One was at the park the other day.

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  16. Their is no such thing as accidentally killing alpha female arial gunners will kill anything that moves.This is a crime against the United States public.My children’s children deserves the right to see wolves in the wild big business shouldn’t dictate policy but they do.We let them our corrupt politicians elected by us.

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    • Mike – you are so correct in saying that the gunners will kill whatever. They are not held accountable at all. I did not vote for the politicians controlling the state where I live – namely Gov Butcher Otter.

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  17. This was an orchestrated murder, It is a well know fact that when the Alpha is killed the pack is doomed, not to mention that fact that it was much easier for them that way, why kill all the wolves and draw the attention of the public when they could kill just one wolf, problem is they think we are idiots and that we would not figure out that a ” Marksman” missed his target, Yeah you don’t earn the title of Markman because you are a bad shot!! I hate the fact they killed her and left her babies to die, it deeply saddens me that as a mother she did what any mother would do, sacrifice herself to save her babies, problem is and she will never know that she died in vain because her babies can not survive without their mother! The yearlings are to young to take over! WDF&W should be held accountable for what they have done! I am sick and tired of these people getting away with the genocide of our wolves in the name of money!!!

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  18. I can’t believe what this world has come too! Why does man have to destroy everything beautiful that God has created for a purpose? What has happened to this female is wrong. We all live on one Planet and we need to all get alone. Please leave wildlife alone & Mother Nature take its course. Once wildlife is gone, man is domed.

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  19. Sent from my Galaxy S®III

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  20. We can commiserate online for hours, to no avail. Everyone please, please call Washington state Gov Jay Inslee @ 360 902-4111 and politely say that he must rescind the wolf killing order. Please also say you have no confidence in Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson who has demonstrated no empathy or compassion for wolves. He must be removed from that position. Thank you.

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  21. I know I’m preaching to the choir, but this was a set up and these articles being written make it sound like there was a mistake made. There was NOT…these are radio collared wolves, no great secret. They weren’t ‘feeding on sheep’ either. There was no real proof of wolf kill save for prints. The rancher initially thought the sheep had been gotten by mountain loins (more likely) and then called a WOLF HUNTING BUDDY…and thus the story got the spin. They did NOT have any non-lethal methods in place until the PUBLIC TOOK NOTICE and then it was alleged non-lethal.

    I spoke with Nate Pamplin, he tripped up on his story of the ‘timeline’ so many times and when called on it, he got very combative. What I took away from the conversation was that he hates wolves and this pack will be killed in it’s entirety and that it is a COVERUP.

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  22. emailed Washington State Gov jay Inslee another day, just emailed again, is this email: governor@gov.wa.gov correct?

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