What a Crock!

I’m sure everyone has heard the “story’ about the hunters in Northwestern Montana, that were “so scared” of a wolf pack they ended up shooting one of its members. In self-defense of course, they say, cause the big, bad wolves were scaring them.

I don’t buy their account of what happened. I think what might have happened is wolves could have been feeding on the carcass when the “hunters” came back the next day to retrieve the meat. They may have shot at the wolves to scare them off the carcass, killing one in the process. Or it could have been something more sinister, like they shot the wolf on purpose and are trying to cover it up. Nobody knows, it’s their word against the wolf and wolves are voiceless!!

If there is any truth to the story it’s that they left an elk carcass on the ground, in the woods, overnight, WHERE PREDATORS LIVE!!  Of course they never could imagine a grizzly, mountain lion, coyote or wolf might want to feed on that carcass. Oh no? Have they ever heard of this:

“you need to respect that you are in wild regions and that you must clean up after yourself. You must “Leave No Trace”.

There may have been wolves in the area or even on the carcass but I don’t believe for one second their wild west account of what happened. I think this is CYA big time and sensationalism. It’s a chance to demonize wolves further. There’s already a website set up for people to report their “wolf encounters”. The anti-wolf crowd has jumped on this story big time, it’s their new “cause célèbre ” to demonize wolves. It’s not going to work!!

Anyone who lives in Northwest Montana knows you can run up against a predator at any time. A grizzly or any predator could be just around the corner when you’re hiking or hunting in these mountains. Isn’t that just common sense? Heck you’re not allowed to leave a gum wrapper in the woods let alone a carcass. Basic hunting and hiking 101?

This is a crock and I hope the USFWS investigator gets to the bottom of it. If these “hunters” killed the wolf illegally they should lose their hunting licenses for life and face all penalties.

“Killing an animal protected under the federal ESA is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000, one year in jail, or both.” But there’s one exception….self defense. Hmmmmm, interesting isn’t it?

I’m sick of this backward mentality toward an innocent animal. The wolf goes silently to its grave and the “hunters” can say whatever they want. Same old, same old.

If you kill an elk, and leave it on the ground overnight, expect there will be predators in the area when you return. A six-year-old could tell you that!

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please”……Mark Twain

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Wolf incident reported in Northwest Montana

Posted: Nov 4, 2010 12:18 PM by Mark Thorsell (KAJ Media Center)

http://www.kpax.com/news/wolf-incident-reported-in-northwest-montana/


Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: Crock, dead wolf, USFWS investigation, killing a federally protected endangered species, scapegoat

Graphic Photo: This Is What They’re Doing To Wolves

What’s left of wolf B341.

I’m sorry to show you this photo but this is what they’re doing to wolves.  This is the ugly face of the wolf hunts. These are the mangled bones of a wolf, once beautiful, once breathing and alive, now left like garbage to rot, killed for no reason except the enjoyment of killing a magnificent animal.

This is the story of wolf B341, whose bones are pictured above:

September 1, 2009 in Central Idaho:

A beautiful three-year old wolf from Idaho’s Archery Mountain Pack, is walking through a meadow and sniffs the smell of cooked meat. The wolf comes toward a hunter’s camp where there is a barbecue (hibachi) setting on a stump next to a horse. The hunter tears out of tent, fumbles for his rifle and shoots the wolf, which has moved 100 yards away. The man, Jay Mize of Emmett, Idaho, posts a video on the internet and claims the “wulf was tryin’ to eat muh hoss”. Mize shows the dead wolf stuffed into the cargo basket of his ATV. Mize then proceeded to skin, behead and take B341 home as a “trophy” – the second wolf to be killed in Idaho’s infamous hunt. Mize was interviewed by the Idaho Statesman and his story appeared in an article written by Rocky Barker.

Trees where horse was tied and stump that hibachi was setting on.

 


The wolf was shot here, some 100 yards from the hunter’s tent. He used his ATV to haul the wolf back to camp.

 

A startled hiker finds B341’s carcass in the woods.

 


What’s left of wolf B341.



I said a prayer for wolf B341 and the over 500 wolves killed  in 2009.  Wolves are still dying!! Please share this story with everyone you know!!

How many more wolves have to be slaughtered to satisfy this blood lust?  We must have our voices heard!!  Please scroll down for contact information, write and express your outrage!!  Stand up for wolves!!

LIVE BY THESE WORDS!!

“If the wolf is to survive the wolf haters must be outnumbered. They must be outshouted, out financed, and out voted. Their narrow and biased attitude must be outweighed by an attitude based on an understanding of natural processes.” ~ L. David Mech

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Contacts:

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Department of the Interior: Secretary Ken Salazar

202-208-3100
E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

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Write to Carolyn Sime:

Carolyn Sime, Helena
Montana Statewide Wolf Coordinator
(406) 444-3242 (work)
(406) 461-0587 (cell)

Write to Idaho Fish and Game:

Idaho Fish and Game…click here

Jim Lukens 1-208-756-2271 IDFG Salmon Region Supervisor in Central Idaho

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Governor Butch Otter:

208.334.2100
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Write or call the Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners:

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Boise, ID 83707

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Write or Call Montana Governor Brian D. Schweitzer:

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Independant Record

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Posted in: Wolf Wars, Montana wolf hunt, Idaho wolf hunt, wolf

Tags: wolves in the crossfire, dead wolf, Montana wolf hunt, Idaho wolf hunt, wolf hatred

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