I'm sorry to see such a beautiful animal die for nothing.Generally speeking we don't eat wolf and the likelyhood will be that the carcass will just be thrown away.The fur will not be rendered for coat making as it is in Alaska and the animal will have died for nothing.There is nothing wrong with taking animals for our use or consumption, but this is a complete waste.
Wolves help keep the deer and elk moving during hunting season.Without them your likely to experence long days sitting and waiting for animals to move that know moving during the day might get them shot.
Please don't tell me how many deer are killed by wolves.Bears take more deer than wolves do, and the main reason we have a season for the taking of deer or elk is because we must limit their numbers. Wolves help us to do that, and they also help keep the rodent population in check.If you have wisdom you will see the logic in what I have said. If not you most certainly will call me names I probably have never been called before. Thats the risk I take because I think animals shouldn't be persecuted.The wolf is no different than the Bear, its just that we can eat Bear or make use of its fur.
Izzy, your ignorance on this subject is astounding.
First of all if I kill a wolf I don't care if the hide is used or not. My thought is I have just saved many elk and a few deer which I like to hunt. If i do shoot a wolf and it has a good hide, you can bet I will take that hide in for cash back to buy more powder and bullets to kill more wolves.
Don't tell you how many deer are killed by wolves??? You don't want to know the facts??? Let's talk about bears and wolves. BTW, I have a degree in Environmental Science with classes in biology, zoology, mamology, conservation, etc. Wolves are carnivores and bears are omnivores. Bears eat more plants in weight than they do meat. A good amount of their meat consumption is from scavenging. Bears hibernate about 4 months out of the year.
Wolves eat only meat and unless they are injured or otherwise unable to kill they do very little scavenging. They do not hibernate and so kill all year around. wolves do not always eat what they kill and that is a documented fact. You talk about waste??? Killing a wolf will save a lot of wasted elk, moose, deer, sheep and cows. A wolf pack killed 125 sheep in one night in Dillon Montana and another pack chased and killed dozens more in Idaho There numerous pics of partially eaten or uneaten wolf killed animals on the net. If you REALLY WANT to KNOW the TRUTH, you can easily do a little searching and find them. Last, there are many more wolves than bears.
Fact: Before wolves were introduced in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, those states managed and maintained large and healthy herds of elk... bears and poachers not withstanding.
Fact: Since the wolves were introduced into Yellowstone NP in the mid 90's, the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd has declined in population from 19,000 to under 4,000. Don't tell you how many deer wolves kill? Why don't you want to know the facts? It is estimated by biological professionals that a single wolf will kill about 20 elk per year. There are other herds that have suffered similar fates. Moose numbers have also dropped drastically.
We don't need wolves to help us control game populations. We were doing that very well for many decades before wolves were placed in the picture. Predators are a terrible way to manage populations as is evident in the recant history of the Northern Yellowstone Herd and other herds.
Myth: Contrary to uneducated and ignorant beliefs, wolves do not just cull out the weak and sick. They are quite capable of taking strong mature bulls and do so quite often.
Ignorance is not wisdom and you seem to wallow in ignorance. You live in some never-never lala land far from REALITY. I have not read all the posts in this thread but so far I have not seen anyone call you names. We have shown you the facts to show you your ignorance of the subject.