- Jun 26, 2011
- Mountains of Rockies
Yup, it's sad that ever Tester is better... sorta.
Appearently I've misjudged the seriousness of the situation out west. My apologies. However the info I stated about Wisconsin is correct. I shouldn't have compared a white tail deer herd to that of an Elk herd. And I never said they never kill bulls an bucks. My statement was that they will pick an easy meal over a difficult one given the choice. But again my apologies if any of you were offended.
I dont understand how it can be claimed that they kill up to 30,000 deer a year plus cattle and all the other animals they kill and eat,
They were all wiped out in the 1950s? But re-introduced in the mid 1990s in yellowstone,
There are an estimated 7,000 to 11,200 wolves in Alaska and more than 5,000 in the lower 48 states. Around the world there are an estimated 200,000 in 57 countries
With over a million Elk NOT Counting Mules and Caribou and other small animals, So if you said that they ONLY killed 10,000 Elk per year with a population of over 1,000,000 (million) of Elk ALONE 10,000 thats only 1% of the Elk population and the fact that the Elk reproduce more than 100,000 per year then Wolve's are no threat to the Elk Population because take off the 10,000 theres still 90,000 going spare,
I feel that some folks are trying to justfiy shooting Wolves when the fact is YOU Dont have to, and when you consider that you get your Elk Tags with the amount that your are allowed to shoot per year and the fact that some have shot 4, 5, 10 or more wolves a year because theres no limit on them, I give it 10 years and they will be gone again.
Someone here posted it being a can of worms and they are right IT IS,
Maybe if the Wolve's kill cattle then maybe its down to the Farmers/Ranchers to kill them, But I have seen City folks buy all the gear and head out into the bush and shoot anything that moves and I have seen reckless hunters do like wise,
With this topic it is a Double Edged Sword and the bottom line is that Wolve's are not going to leave the Hunter's with nothing to Shoot and its more of a matter of honesty and Tollerance
where are these 1 million elk you speak of? Where did you get this number? What year did you get your wolf numbers in the lower 48 at? Who said anything about only 10,000 a year? Where are these caves you speak of? Wolves have put the fear of god in these elk and they are aborting their young before they are even born..
I hate to point this out to you but you don't live here in Montana Idaho or Wyoming. You don't have first hand experience with these wolves and what they are doing here! They kill for fun as if it is a game leave elk lay dead with some that havent even been chewed on! They have completely DESTROYED our elk and deer population here! I have no idea where you get your numbers but you are wrong! Last hunting season I hunted hard and I seen more wolves then I did elk. I hunted all over our great state of Montana and it was dead every where!!
Shooting them like coyotes with no limits. You say they we will be all gone in 10 years..
Well coyotes, for example we can shoot them year round with no limits and there seems to still be a very healthy population of them around these parts!
Personally I have never heard of anyone killing 4,5 or 10 wolves a year. What you don't understand is that wolves are very hard to hunt! They are very smart and getting even smarter every time someone shoots at them! As I said I seen a ton of wolves last year how many did I get.... None! There is no such thing as a 100 yard shot at a wolf unless they are charging you! They are to smart! It's 6 or 700 yards to infinity! 6-700 yard shot is something that most magnum hunting rifles are very capable of but the **** things never stop running!
Oh and there is a lot of family's that aren't eating elk meet this year or last year or the year before due to what the wolves have done. I personally have been very fortunate to get an elk every year up until this last year. I understand its not shooting it's hunting but I hunted and I can count on my two hands how many elk I seen last season!