Re: Idaho wolf down
Where'd you go Izzy? I hope you're out in the field, actually observing what happens in nature when an apex predator gets introduced into an area where the prey hasn't seen that predator in over 100 years. Are you listening to the stories the elk pass down from generation to generation about what it was like 100 years ago when the wolves were around, and the humans weren't? Or are you counting fawn/calf mortality due to predation?...
I ask, because many of us around here actually do see these things take place on a daily basis, and can speak to these truths because we see them happen with our own eyes. We're not drawing upon what the FWP or ANY publication says (whether it be pro or anti hunting) We're drawing on the many hours we spend in the same areas as the wolves, and deer, and elk and moose, etc. We see these things happening every day!
Now, I may be just an MT redneck with too much time on his hands... But if you can show me a biologist who has spent more than 50 days in the field this year, I'll gladly sit down and listen to his/her every word. But until then, I'll listen to the sportsmen and outfitters who actually spend time in the wilderness...
PS- of the 47 days I've spent time in the woods of MT this year, I've talked to A LOT of wonderful people enjoying what MT has to offer... None of them (not even one!) Has been studying wolf impacts, behavior, etc. Ask yourself, who did the study you read? Did you see any of the results first hand? Did you have any understanding of game populations prior to wolf introduction (that you got from being there, and not just something you read) Did you even find out who did the study, or where their funding came from... If you did, I'd love to hear where it all came from. Perhaps I missed something in the the last few decades of field time.
Feel free to PM me if you'd prefer to keep your findings private.
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