Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Poor planning

I have nothing against the killing of wolves per se. I can't see myself doing it personally.

But doncha think (I'm talking to you, Montana) it gets a little weird to allow hunting 4 months after a species' removal from the endangered species list? Especially when hunters end up bagging two radio-collared females from the packs you were studying?

I mean, is that not awkward? Couldn't you have, I dunno, waited at least a year or something?

(nicked from Bioephemera)

5 comments:

Retrieverman said...

Idaho was even worse: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009729095_apuswolflicenses1stldwritethru.html

This is the mentality of the anti-wolf people in Idaho: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSs4lpZPQ6Q

That last one is so funny, I've had to pause it three or four times just to laugh.

"I'm so sick of hearing biology and science and all that..." (Can you count the number of inaccuracies in this video?)

The wolves in Idaho are the same subspecies that was there before European man came to this continent.

And if he thinks grizzly bears are dug out of their dens by wolves, he's on something.

CyborgSuzy said...

"Eco-wolf-thug-terrorists" would be a great name for a band.

CyborgSuzy said...

Also, looking at the enormous quotas for elk in 2009 (and resident tags aren't even close to being sold out), why are they so upset that wolves might eat a few?

Oh, right. They're not operating on logic.

Retrieverman said...

The wolf is Satan, or at the very least, the manifestation of Obama coming to get them.

I laugh at this because under Obama, you now can carry guns in national parks.

But that's that old logic thing again.

retrieverman said...

Update: The great white hunters in Montana bagged a whopping total of one wolf on opening day. It was a black one, weighing 75 pounds.

These people are going to find that this is probably the hardest animal to hunt, although coyotes are also pretty difficult. I've been told that feral pigs are very hard to hunt, but I've never done. The morons in my state introduced European wild boars, and they are very stricly regulated in three southern counties. I believe they were introduced because that area doesn't have good white-tailed deer habitat, and the rest of the state is such good deer habitat that they encourage people to kill a lot of them every year. And that brings tourist dollars, which those areas with few deer don't get.