Guys, please read and get involved. It takes just seconds to send a response to the Montana government.
Hunters in Montana need your help today. There is a major effort to create a no-wolf hunting zone around Yellowstone National Park. Radical activists from California, New York and other states are sending messages to pressure Montana to close these wolf hunts. The elk and moose in these herds are in serious trouble. The Northern Yellowstone elk herd alone has lost approximately 15,000 elk since wolves were introduced. That is a loss of at least 70% of the Northern Yellowstone Herd that just 20 years ago numbered over 20,000 elk. (citation: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/15/yellowstone-elk-decline_n_808456.html)
Letís show Montana that hunters from around the country care about the demise of the Northern Yellowstone Moose and Elk herds by sending messages to Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commissioners. Letís show that we support restoration of these critical wildlife resources and responsible predator management by keeping these wolf hunts open.
Montana hunters have been sending similar messages in advance of a FWP Commission meeting on Dec. 10th. In the first 24 hours, 350 Big Game Forever supporters in Montana had sent messages. That number has quickly grown to 600 messages, again just from our Big Game Forever supporters in Montana. This is a great start, but the anti-hunting groups are sending thousands of messages from outside of Montana. Letís even the score by sending hundreds or thousands of more messages from hunters across America to save the Northern Yellowstone herd.
Here is one message that a friend forwarded from Defenders of Wildlife that should concern every conservation minded sportsmen in America, it reads in part, "We didn't think the situation in Wyoming (or Montana) could get any worse--but it just did...at least seven Yellowstone National Park wolves have been shot and killed...five of these animals were wearing radio collars...the killing of Yellowstone wolves is unconscionable...Tell the governors of Wyoming and Montana to shut down the wolf hunt immediately in lands adjacent to the park." We are hearing reports that groups like Defenders of Wildlife and others have been sending messages for over a week. They are working hard to close the wolf hunt around Yellowstone.
We have been told that some groups like DOW can send thousands of messages on behalf of their members. We don't do that. We do make it easy to use our automated system, but if you don't act, your message will not be sent. Let's keep the momentum going. There are 25,000 hunters who are receiving this message today. We need your support to save the Northern Yellowstone elk and moose herds.
Let's keep the momentum going. Please ask your neighbors, work associates, hunting buddies or anyone else you can think of to send a message today. We need a lot more messages to counter the work of anti-sportsmen and anti-grazing forces.
Scot seen your post. I know what they can do more then those behind there desk. I'm new here on this site. But I was a guide in lliamna Alaska for 8you years. I live in Michigan now. They brought the wolf back there spite what everyone was trying to tell them. There thinking about doing something about them now. But just wanted to tell you I'll let them know my thoughts on that since i also hunt Montana not so much were the wolves are i hunt mil es city. But i love to hunt that state. Thanks scot...: