Joined: 06 Aug 2006 Posts: 3599 | TRs | Pics Location: In the woods, by the big tree
Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:54 am
Because there are many ways to control wolves without the de-listing!Both the Basin Butte and Hog Heaven packs were exterminated by Wildlife Services while under the ESA.
I have an in-law in the Stanley Basin where the Basin Butte pack lived and one wealthy rancher was able to call in the gunship/helos for that whole pack.
Tom, I think you just cracked your own code and you didn't realize it. The USFWS came in and gunned those animals from a chopper because a rancher complained.
De-list those animals, turn the management of those wolves over to the state. If the state management plan calls for a controlled hunt (emphasis on "controlled") then the pack will be thinned, not exterminated.
Montana and Idaho closed the hunts when the quotas were reached. Nobody practiced biological genocide. That's the difference between state and federal management. State management can, if allowed to, use a scalpel where the feds simply come in and declare total war.
You put a hunting season on something, I guarantee hunters will make damn sure there are huntable populations and then some. You simply give the feds sole authority and they simply wield brute force. It's simple. Really.
If you think keeping wolves on the ESL makes them safe, re-read your own post.
-------------- "The essential American soul is harsh, isolate, stoic, and a killer." - D.H. Lawrence
as a hunter, I hope they receive a harsh sentence if found guilty..I have little respect for the likes of these guys as well as the PETA types that break laws.The nut cases on both sides of these debates hurt their cause in my mind..
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