2009 – Obama Declares War on Wolves…

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Elk Herds Thriving in Montana! Pretty Ironic Isn’t it?

After all the whining and complaining about wolves and elk it turns out many of  Montana’s elk herds are increasing and doing just fine. In fact they’re doing so fine, they’re causing problems. Looks like a job for the wolves. Oh no, wolves have to be “managed”, we can’t allow them to do the job they were born for, now can we??

For years we’ve listened to complaints about wolves decimating elk in the Northern Rockies even though overall numbers have remained consistently high in the tri-state area of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, almost 400,000 elk according to the 2009 25th anniversary press release  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. 2010 numbers were just as rosy.

There was the very harsh winter of 96/97. wiping out the white tail deer in Montana and many of the elk but they’ve rebounded nicely. Interesting how nature works, isn’t it?

Now wolves are facing brutal hunts because they were caught up in a ridiculous campaign to demonize and blame them for all human ills. I guess wolves caused the war in Iraq,  the bad economy,  they  probably are responsible for the collapse of the housing market.  Apparently what they weren’t doing was killing all the elk.   How ironic

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Record elk herd above Missoula

Posted: Feb 16, 2011 2:56 PM by Mark Holyoak (KPAX News)
Updated: Feb 17, 2011 9:44 AM

MISSOULA – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists recorded the highest amount of elk ever in their latest aerial survey of Mount Jumbo.

Read more: http://www.kaj18.com/news/record-elk-herd-above-missoula/

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Growing elk population spurs debate near Eureka

Posted: May 19, 2011 10:52 AM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center
Updated: May 19, 2011 10:53 AM

KALISPELL- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are taking a look at several issues that have stirred debate among hunters and landowners in far Northwest Montana.

A growing elk population north of Eureka has landowners concerned about the number of hunters shooting near their homes and worry about stray bullets and illegal trespassing while hunters are concerned with increased hunting pressure and safety while hunting on public land according to FWP’s John Fraley.

Read More: http://www.kaj18.com/news/growing-elk-population-spurs-debate-near-eureka/

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Bitterroot Valley elk numbers increase in annual count

By PERRY BACKUS – Ravalli Republic | Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Craig Jourdonnais spotted around 400 more elk in the Bitterroot Valley this spring than during the annual monitoring flight last year.

Read more: http://ravallirepublic.com/news/local/article_a3348de8-7b72-11e0-9ce4-001cc4c03286.html

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Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: Hypocrisy, irony, elk thriving, sick of talking about elk, wolves demonized once again, Mount Jumbo, Bitterroot Valley, Missoula, Montana, Northern Rocky Mountains, Ravalli County Montana

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