ss7mm I'm sorry for your loss. I'm thankfull for your story. It is just a matter of time 'till we relearn what we so quickly forgot (willingly). There is a reason we killed off the wolves in the lower 48. We are also willingly ignoring the same issue that is happening in California with coyotes and mountain lions coming in and killing pets and attacking people. It seems so foolish to reintroduce the wolves back here it has to be part of a bigger scheme. It dawned on me while reading your story that if the elk and deer herds are in danger then they will also be put on a no hunting list. When the big game is not huntable then why would we possibly
need big game rifles. Maybe it is a stretch but not much.
A number of weeks ago I started hunting black bear for the year. We put out the cameras and put out the bait. I took my family with me sometimes. Sometimes I went alone. Once Gonehuntingagain went along. I even walked (with much difficulty) in to drop bait with my 3 year old and a new 6 month old yellow lab we just got. I didn't even take a gun. When I went alone I brought either no gun or a .22 rifle to shoot at some certain pests.
Then we got 3 pictures from the camera...
When Gonehuntingagain and I went in to drop bait we had a little more steel on our hips than in trips past. No more kids frollicing in the pines neither, and wolf whistles for the kids and shootin irons for mama and I when we go to Yellow Pine this year.
I hope the bunny huggers get a wolf in their favorite skinny dippin' hole.