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Unread 11-07-2016, 07:26 PM
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Wolves Dying!?!

I was watching a National Geographic Special on Yellowstone. They said half the wolf packs had died. The cause was a mite. This mite burrows under their their skin and causes their fur to fall out. Much like the Mange. They soon die. They showed pictures and a lot of them looked terrible. Maybe prayers have been answered. Have you seen this? Have you noticed any increase in deer or elk herds?
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Unread 11-07-2016, 07:48 PM
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I was watching a National Geographic Special on Yellowstone. They said half the wolf packs had died. The cause was a mite. This mite burrows under their their skin and causes their fur to fall out. Much like the Mange. They soon die. They showed pictures and a lot of them looked terrible. Maybe prayers have been answered. Have you seen this? Have you noticed any increase in deer or elk herds?
We can hope. I will be down in SW MT next week elk hunting. We have seen quite a few wolves the last couple of years there. I would like to shoot another this year but it won't bother me if we see none.

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Unread 11-07-2016, 09:27 PM
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Re: Wolves Dying!?!

Disease is "the" factor in canine population reduction. To many dogs... disease takes over and populations crash. disease and poison are the only real controls that have ever worked.
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Unread 11-07-2016, 09:44 PM
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Re: Wolves Dying!?!

Sounds like nature is taking it coarse again. Thats the same thing that happens to the PD on the CMR. They will not let you shoot the PD's. Then after a bit they are gone from a disease they get. Happens when there to many in one spot.
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Unread 11-08-2016, 03:44 AM
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I don't think local residents will be shedding any tears or showing much concern !!
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Unread 11-08-2016, 11:46 AM
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........Disease is "the" factor in canine population reduction. To many dogs... disease takes over and populations crash. disease and poison are the only real controls that have ever worked............

Nailed it.
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Unread 11-08-2016, 05:00 PM
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Re: Wolves Dying!?!

Don't bet on it yet.
They've lied before about these wolves in the past. I would not put it past them to create their own little world to try to keep them listed.
Nal't Geo just takes thousands of pictures and makes up a story for their own cause.
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