Originally Posted by Long Time Long Ranger
Who's bickering like toddlers? I see a lot of folks stating facts and giving info but don't see any bickering. Anyone would be a dang fool to host a wolf hunt anywhere giving the anti's more ammo in the press. About 25 or so years ago we had the national prarie dog shoot in sw colorado to help ranchers and maybe bring a couple of dollars to the local community. It did extremely well right off the bat was going to be a screaming success. As it became promoted more and more nationally the anti's picked up on it and had the shoot blasted in every national and international media known. It became the national cry to save the poor little prarie dog all those mean ole hunters were killing. Every major news network showed up the next year to blast every shooter there they could and show this event in the most terrible of ways. The shoot was stopped and major legislation then came forth severely limiting the hunting of prarie dogs. Lesson learned! That was with a prarie dog hunt! Could you imagine this with wolves as touchy a subject as they are!
Please don't anybody try this with wolves!
Just kill the things and shut up.
Posts 18 thru 21 Bickering!
I am not an idiot who suggests hosting a "public" wolf hunt.
Had I read a post on this forum, with the likes of "predator hunting in wyoming, wolfers welcome". I am sure that the greenie out cry would have been minimal. I do admit that facts are great, we all need more. I am trying to learn as much as I can about what is going on in my own state of Montana. Being in the irrigation business, winters are a time for travel. If I had the knowledge of the legal situation with the killing of wolves out of the protected trophy area. I would have hauled my azz to Wyoming and supported some local economy in the effort to legaly harm one of gods noble creatures. In an effort to keep this "Long Range Hunting Forum" compliant I would have done so with a 240gr. .308 SMK
PS. If these sissy law pushers ever open the season in Montana. I post that I will take wolf hunters in Paradise Valley for free
, that makes me a host.