MT going to cut loose on wolves!!!

Discussion in 'West' started by bigngreen, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I just read this, hard to believe Schweitzer is stepping up, I take it as a sign that someone is finally realizing how bad it really is!!! Lock and Load, no more shoveling!!!
    Gov. urges wolf kills
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    Notice our gov. "BS" said "go ahead and shoot" he DIDN'T say "I'll protect you from the feds if you do it". Just more of his political bull.
     

  3. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    Glad to see the show of backbone.
     
  4. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    About time! Just in time for me actually. Cows are calving and there are a few close. They better stay in the hills.

    Jeff
     
  5. fj40mojo

    fj40mojo Well-Known Member

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    I hope Otter will step up now.
     
  6. cowboy

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    After last week's decree from our illustrious governor to not allow any shipments of buffalo out the Yellowstone holding pens for 90 days and now with his latest comments on wolves I don't think he's too interested in a future in politics. I hope this isn't political BS but I don't think it would be too wise to strap a wolf to your hood on the way home. I would guess the feds will have a response within 24 hrs. on this and I would guess we just got any chance of handling this on the State level removed. Now it's in the feds hands.
     
  7. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    He might have said the State of Montana will not prosecute anybody, but you can bet your azz that if any Fed catches you shooting one, including State employees, that they will prosecute under Federal Law. I would say your chances of SSS are better if the State turns it's back, but I would be very careful doing it and not tell a soul if I shot one!
     
  8. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Your right about the Federalies, as far as I know there is only one guy in the western part of MT investigating wolf shootings.
    We were just talking about wolf problems this morning, we haven't had hardly any troubles this year which also co-insides with the local guys adopting the shoot on site approach to wolf management. I know several ranchers who have basically told the FWP not to set a foot on their land over a wolf shooting, and no one has had any problems with that, now it's not the local Wardens job so at least those guys don't have to be put in the bad position over wolves!
     
  9. cowboy

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    Let's hope it stays that way - but don't be surprised if new faces show up REAL SHORTLY.
     
  10. Reliance

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    Rode the magrueder trail on an atv for a solid week last august, 115 miles across, cuts across the two biggest wilderness in the united states. We didnt see any elk or elk tracts or deer, not even a coyote. When we reached darby mt. one of the locals asked if we saw anything? nope nothing . He said it was because of the wolves, he said the fish and game once had a count of 18,000 elk in this unit and they did a fly over in january on the wintering range and only came up with 800, they did another fly over in march and were down to 500 count. The locals say this could take 75 to 100 years to replentish the herd. I wonder where the wolves will go when the food source is gone????????? Just a thought to ponder over.....
     
  11. Gone Ballistic

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    I can't remember exactly what the phrase of "SSS" is but I believe it was something like "Shoot, Shovel and Shut-up!" It's been used here in Idaho for quite some time and will continue. It should be exercised in Montana.
    The first hunter that killed a wolf, when Idaho's wolf season was open, faced all kinds of death threats on he and his family after his picture and story was printed in our newspapers. Next, an anti got a list from Idaho's F&G of every hunter that legally shot and tagged a wolf and set up a website listing all their names and addresses. This caused additional threats to those listed by the anti's. Our legislature passed a bill that now keeps that information out of the public's hands.
    One has to wonder that if Wyoming had been responsible in doing their part, as Montana and Idaho did, if they would have unlisted wolves and kept them unlisted or not. We, that live here, know the relisting of wolves has nothing to do with the biological evidence that more than proved wolf recovery evident, but a political ploy by a federal judge married to the anti's.
    It's nice to have a rifle that can take one out at 1500+ yards. OOPS! SSS
     
  12. CPGfan

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    I am with you on this, I am from Wyoming and wish my state would grow some
    B!*lls.
     
  13. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    My father in-law watched a pack of 5 from his living room the other day, they were 1.5 miles from a fairly large subdivision just playing around for half a day then moving on.
     
  14. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    CPGfan---You lost me on that comment. Wyoming has held it's ground because they wanted all of them to be legal targets outside the agreed upon boundary that was set up when they were introduced back into the 90s. Are you suggesting they change that stance so the Feds will delist and then just let people do the SSS and not follow up any suspected killings? That may have been what they should have done right from the start in all the states!