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Unread 01-29-2010, 11:34 PM
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Website targets wolf hunters – my response: FREE BULLETS to anyone on the list.

Here’s the article in the Idaho Statesman dated 1/29/2010 that I'm referring to
Web site targets wolf hunters | News Updates | Idaho Statesman
Rick Hobson, a Boise wolf advocate, used a public records request to get the names of hunters who reported wolf kills to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Hobson posted 122 names and bought a classified ad in the Idaho Statesman that directed people to a Web site.

He said harassment was not his intent.

"I certainly hope that doesn't happen," Hobson said.

But Robert Millage, Idaho's first successful wolf hunter, said he's been dealing with harassment since he killed a wolf on the opening day of the season in September.

The Kamiah man's name and a photo of him holding the wolf was published in newspapers, magazines and Web sites - some of which listed his home address, e-mail address and other personal information.

Millage countered with a Web site of his own to show some of the thousands of angry e-mails he's gotten. Some describe him as an "inbred hillbilly," a "sick killer" and "pure evil."

"I definitely went on the offensive and made it known to the media the dark side of the enviros," he said. "It helped back them off."

Hunters should be aware that by participating in hunts, they're entering into the wolf debate, Hobson said.

"They're paying for the privilege to use a resource that belongs to all of us," Hobson said. "They've made a conscious decision to do something that other people in this state disapprove of."

Idaho Fish and Game requires successful wolf hunters to report a kill within 24 hours. But the purpose of those harvest reports is to provide biological data to manage animals, not force hunters into a political debate, according to John Hendley, a hunter from McCall.

"I have some concerns over the safety of the individuals listed," said Hendley, who didn't harvest a wolf last year and isn't on the list.

"What (Hobson) is doing is legal on one hand, but immoral on the other."

Ed Mitchell, information supervisor for Idaho Fish and Game, said the agency has received a few complaints, but had no choice but to release the names.

"We understand the concerns, but under state law, and upon request, we have to give up the names," he said.

Fish and Game provides no other information about the hunters and plans to add a disclaimer in the next hunting rules booklet that warns people that their names may be released.

Hobson knows what it's like to have his private information in the public arena. Hunters retaliated by putting his name, address and other information on a pro-hunting Web site. It was later removed, and Hobson said no one has contacted him.

"I'm pretty sure the person who put (up) my contact information was doing so in the hopes that I would be harassed," said Hobson, who wasn't sure if he would continue to publish the list.

"The thing for me to do at this point is wait and see what happens and take actions accordingly," he said.

Millage, who bought a 2010 wolf tag, said his recent notoriety hasn't deterred him from hunting.

"They think if they put people's names out there and stop a few people from hunting, they feel like they've won," Millage said.

Hendley, who said he has contacted the governor and state legislators about changing the law to keep hunter harvest reports private, agrees.

"Hunting is a privilege I have earned," he said.

This stuff makes me outraged.

That slimy bastard, like our current president, Rick Hobson does one thing and says the exact opposite. “…I’ve been accused of fomenting the harassment of wolf hunters. That was not my intent. I do hope people use this list to foster a continued dialog about the issue.” - I call ******** - it’s abundantly clear that his intent is to harass wolf hunters.

Here’s the list he published,
Idaho Wolf Tag Kills to 12/22/09

These wolf hunters should be applauded not harassed. So if you are on this list please email me for a box of free bullets. If you know someone on this list, have them email me if they reload and would like to try a box.

I’d also like to encourage anyone else making/selling hunting related products to reward these people with free product. They are doing all of us a favor.
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Unread 01-30-2010, 01:14 AM
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Re: Website targets wolf hunters – my response: FREE BULLETS to anyone on the list.


Good post.

I'm all healed from the surgery and from the left eye lens implant (damn its good to see again). Went from counting fingers to 20-20. Right eye gets done Monday. Then a week or so to heal and its off to the mtns.

Gonna cheat. Snow machine, tag along trailer to carry camping stuff and the AM across my back.

I've been out a couple of times but not long enough. 4 woofs to go and I got a tag.

I'll work my butt off to get on that list.
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Unread 01-30-2010, 08:08 AM
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Track the money back to the source.
Check the privacy laws out for that state. This sounds not legal
Contact all the names and we will raise the funds to prevent this from continuing
Contact the NRA make them aware of this
If we lay down it will only get worst
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Unread 01-30-2010, 09:13 AM
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Re: Website targets wolf hunters – my response: FREE BULLETS to anyone on the list.

Thanks for stepping up Wildcat !!!! Or season ended so fast in MT is was ridiculous, I know of over 20 wolves that were killed by FWP just after the season closed, I'm looking for a big quota increase!!!
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Unread 01-30-2010, 09:31 AM
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Wildcat, that's an awesome response to a BS situation. As others have said, "Thanks for stepping up!".
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Unread 01-30-2010, 12:38 PM
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Re: Website targets wolf hunters – my response: FREE BULLETS to anyone on the list.

What's good for the goose:

Updated, here is a photo of the pudgy little guy protesting on the right:

Rick Hobson lives at parents house
His email is onward@cableone.net
His home number is 208-344-3325
His home file system is WildWolves.Homeip.Net Webserver
Born in 1959, Boise High class of 1978

Google map -
Clifford Gene & Nora Hobson
1148 Santa Maria Dr
Boise, Id 83712

Nora (7/31/1923 - 10/04/2009)

Brothers David(1943) & Bob(1947)

His work number is 208-429-1697
He works for Jon Marvel, Hailey, Idaho Wingnut
Western Watershed
1320 West Franklin Street
Boise, Idaho

Old address:
Richard M. Hobson
1148 Santa Maria Drive
Boise, Idaho 83712

I am interested in obtaining work with animal activist or environmental education organizations who might need the skills of a competent desktop publisher/graphic designer. I have extensive Macintosh skills, and am comfortable with working with HTML on the World-Wide-Web. I would prefer to stay in Idaho, but will consider moving for the proper job.

I will also enjoy hearing from service bureaus, printshops or copy centers who might need Macintosh support.

The text of my resume follows. Please feel free to contact my references, or to write/email for more information. Thank you for your consideration.

-Rick Hobson


1992 - 1996
Contact: Sarah Hainey (905)880-0479
Worked at Whale Conservation Institute as Graphic Designer/desktop publishing consultant. Responsible for design of in-house publications, catalogs, flyers and the Institute¹s newsletter Critical Habitat, distributed to over 2,000 addresses. maintained electronic mail contact with important individuals in the marine mammal field. Created and maintained electronic documents for the WCI on the ŒWorld Wide Web.¹

1990 - 1992
Contact: Linda Fitzgerald (208)342-3474
Worked at SpectraGraphics, a computer typesetting and printing firm. Learned further skills in desktop publishing and design, including training in the use of programs such as Aldus PageMaker, Quark Express, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Became proficient in creating computerized photograph halftones and performing touch-ups. Learned various printing procedures such as direct-to-plate and direct-to-film printing. Learned how to do color separations with Adobe Separator and Aldus Pre-print. Mixed photo-chemicals for plate and film processors, and was directly responsible for care and cleaning of printing equipment. Became familiar with creation and maintenance of small-scale Macintosh computer networks.

Contact: Suzanne Laverty (208)343-2248
Editor of the newsletter Packtracks /Member of the Board of Directors of the Wolf Recovery Foundation , now the Wolf Education and Research Center (Ketchum, ID).

Participated in a series of experiments conducted by NOAA at the Marine Resources Development Foundation (Key Largo, FL). Participants spent time under pressure living and working in an underwater habitat. Once on the surface, Doppler Sonar was used to study the rate at which nitrogen came out of solution in the blood. Three hour, twelve hour and Forty-eight hour stays were concluded. Participants who completed stays in the habitat of a length of twelve hours or greater were awarded Œaquanaut¹ status and presented with a certificate.

Contact: Joy Hampp (305)289-0002
Information Coordinator at the Dolphin Research Center (Grassy Key, FL). In charge of memberships, writing articles for and layout of the Dolphin Society Newsletter . Operated video and computer equipment, including a Macintosh SE equipped with desktop publishing and graphic software. Became versed with the workings of computer information networks, downloading information from online electronic information systems and maintaining contacts with the Center¹s supporters via electronic mail. Assisted in the care of 17 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and three California sea lions. Participated in the care of stranded and sick animals. Successfully completed Dolphinlab , a week-long college-accredited course offered by the Dolphin Research Center.

Participated in a month-long internship with the Pacific Whale Foundation on the east coast of Australia. Duties included piloting a small power boat in moderate seas, radio monitoring, use of a surveyor¹s theodolite in tracking whales for a population survey and entering appropriate data into a small, portable computer.

Production Director, KBSU FM, the student-run radio station of Boise State University. Responsible for the creation of radio Œspots,¹ production of news and information programs.

Boise State University, Communication degree / BA.

Boise High School a three-year High School.

Certified Open-water Scuba diver (NAUI, YMCA), Computer operation and desktop publishing (Macintosh), Videotape recording and editing, photography. Audiotape recording and editing. HTML+ programming.

court record
enter - Rick Hobson
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Unread 01-30-2010, 01:09 PM
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Re: Website targets wolf hunters – my response: FREE BULLETS to anyone on the list.


Great post!!!!! The article made it to the Blackfort Morning News this morning.

You're in Ray Montgomery's territory. He did a great job on barrel installation and thru in a bunch of extras. Did a great job.

May the fruit of a thousand chigger matings find residence in Hobson's skivvies.
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