Re: Idaho Steps Up on Wolf Issue
Originally Posted by Airgunner7
Funny how the only thing that he's done right is "nothing".
So here I am hunting up in the high contry and I don't see any wolf tracks this year but I run into a pile of cattle...I'm thinking wtf, why would someone expose their cattle to wolfs? I guess my answer is, the locals have taken care of it.
Now my follow up may piss off someone ...what is worse-- a wolf who eats a weak elk or a heard of cattle eating the elks food??? The days of harvesting good big game are slipping away.
There aren't near the cattle in the mountains as there once was, allotments have been cut way down so the good game hunting was actually back in the day when they grazed the living daylights out of range. Out here 20yrs ago big money guys started buying ranches here and kicked out all the cows so they could have hunting preserves, they found out that game numbers decrease because the process of cattle ranching actually creates better quality habitat, specially now days with so much better management. The good days of hunting are not slipping because of cattle as there are fewer than ever and wolves don't kill just the weak. I live in the highest elk density area in MT, guess what it is the number 1 cattle producing county in MT also go figure
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!
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