Re: Professional Hunter to Remove Idaho Wolves
The saddest part of this whole equatIon is the human factor. When we try to mess with mo nature... She gives us a swift kick in the ass to remind us who's boss. Transplanting these wolves, which never did roam the Idaho landscape, was folly from the very beginning, but no, they knew better. This breed of wolf is happy to kill animals for sport. Many fallen prey have been repeatably recovered that haven't even been consumed... just left to rot. With deer and elk populations falling like they are, and wolves spreading into new territory, like they have, tension is going to increase until the pendulum swings in the other direction. The squeaky wheel gets the grease and the more hunters, ranchers and other common citizenry get to the point of being pissed off about the damage wolves cause to herds, pets and eventually god forbid, some campers children, the pressure that results will spur those sitting in power to change direction on the wolf issue, regardless of funding.
It's just a matter of time. A couple of years ago, there weren't any reports of wolves south of the Snake river, however that is changing. We saw a wolf the night before open season on deer down at Sublett Reservoir and after talking to some other hunters afterwards, they've been seeing them there and elsewhere in the southern region for over a year.
I've got two tags in my wallet, and any wolf that crosses our path this year will be eating dirt. Like concealed carry permits, more hunters need to have a wolf tag in their wallets at all times, or two.
That's my honest opinion on the matter.
The definition of "insanity": only being able or allowed to own a single firearm.