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  •  Modern game management is what we're trying (6+ / 0-)

    to have in the areas where the wolves live, but that's not what a return to open season on wolves leads to.  That leads back to the extinction of the wolves which leads to overpopulation of deer and elk (amongst many) which then leads to over-browsing of trees, increased soil erosion, warmer streams because trees don't shadow them anymore leading to changes in fish species, not to mention more diseases from the increased crowding of the species that would be hunted and thinned by the wolves.

    In Colorado, the fees for helping manage fish and game come from the hunting and fishing licenses.  Very little revenue comes from access fees to state parks, boating licenses and the like.  There's a series of commercials where hikers are walking up to hunters and fishermen to "hug a hunter" and thank them for helping to preserve Colorado's land not just for the wildlife but for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.  That's the reality in Colorado.  

    Changes to hunting in the northern Rockies, however, back to the earlier "kill 'em all" is not based on modern game management - it's purely political based on local politics where what feels good - killing the wolves so you're no longer afraid (and this goes to bears as well, though bears don't roam in packs and let their howls be heard for miles across the night) is so anti-science and anti-animal health that it should continue to be criminal.

    •  There is no "kill em all" in the Northern Rockies (0+ / 0-)

      go to the web sites of the fish and wildlife divisions of the states involved. Those policies are designed by wildlife biologists, and they are very good at managing all species. Look at the wolf populations so far.

      The over browsing myth is myth.
      Science is self correcting on wolves

      You can't become informed if you stick to advocacy sources. Howling For The Heck Of It is not interested in educating you.

      How big is your personal carbon footprint?

      by ban nock on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 03:32:08 PM PDT

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      •  "kill em all" is closer to the truth than the idea (1+ / 0-)
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        that the wolf population is managed for sustainability.  No, the wildlife managers aren't doing it, but the hunters and ranchers seem to be freely killing wolves.

      •  Well, I'm sticking with my BS and MS in (1+ / 0-)
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        natural resources and outdoor recreation management where I took numerous courses in wildlife biology, wildlife management and such.  But I guess my studies were hopelessly biased.

        •  did they teach you that having a hunch of a (0+ / 0-)

          feeling trumps facts? If you took wildlife management in University why are you making obviously false claims about the wildlife management plans of the northern rockies. Shouldn't you base statements about wildlife management on facts? Oh, maybe not, where did you go to school? Santa Cruz?

          How big is your personal carbon footprint?

          by ban nock on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 05:19:44 AM PDT

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