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Greg M.

Will Colorado voters get to decide on wolves? - posted 5 months ago

For Colorado to allow these predators in is a irresponsible act. The biggest problem with the vot, Denver and the fron range owns the vote. The Wolves are not being put in their back yard, they are being put in the western slopes backyard.This is like a poison we will vote on weather you take it or not.
There is no advantage to wolves in Colorado. The disadvantage is are many, many. The state with the largest elk herd is threatened. With Montana and Idaho elk population dwindling due to wolves to around 60,000 head you can read the writing on the wall. Listen to the states that have been saddled with wolves, and have experience like Idaho. Idaho's govenor says, If I see a wolf I am going to shoot it." The major lost revenue to the state are very apparent.
Last fall the Idaho G&F was forced to stop selling elk licenses 10 days before the opening day of elk season. A major loss of revenue to the state. The reason was that the wolves had killed so many elk that they could not afford to have money paying hunters come to Idaho and take elk. Now realistically if some one in Denver does want wolves in Colorado let them have one in their backyard, then them, Fifi and the wolf can have dinner together in their backyard. Throw in a kid or two and the wolf will be the only one that lives to the next meal.
Our forefathers did everything possible to kill every would from the lower 48 states. There were reasons, and to reintroduce them into the lower 48 is welcoming a catastrophe and the person that signs that bill should be legally responsible for the first chaild killed by a wolf and with tewo he recieves the death penality and one he just recieved the life sentance because like diptheria or any other terminal disease it is not managed it must be destroyed. He is threatening the life of any child on the western slope, while he sits in the middle of Denver on the other side of the mountains in the very middle of the large city. He feel the wolves will have to kill a lot of people before they get to him. Wolves are a run away uncontrollable poison plague, releases into a herd of lambs, and in that case they will kill every land and not eat one, just kill to be killing, that is the agenda of a wolf.
Denver you are lambs, release the wolves in Denver first then you will have the days you need to decide! Remember Fifi and listen to the Idaho Governor Sierra Club if you want wolves put them in your member back yards, with experience on having the wolf plague.
The Sierra Club forced the Feds to make the decisions for Idaho, Montana against the states demands not to. Listen to the Idaho governor feelings about his losses and no gains for the state or the people, or the wildlife because of the stupid decision to reintroduce wolves. The Feds forced Idaho to take them because of the pressure of the sierra club, that is no secret. The feds don’t have them in their state! Sot it was an easy way to get the sierra club off their back. Then the push was put on Montana, and easterly Michigan and the upper peninsulas, where every deer had been killed. Colorado has forced the sierra club to go to the state level to get approval where their money and influence can pursue Coloradans because the Feds said NO. We are not going to force Colorado to reintroduce wolves. You will need to get the approval in Colorado by Colorado.
That is the only reason they are doing it this way this time. Well minded people don’t want wolves in Colorado. Sick minded people outside of Colorado do want Colorado to have wolves, because they don’t care about the aftermath, they don’t live here.
Sierra Club has their personal agenda and if they don’t show up in the media their ill minded members that have been brain washed by the sierra club’s phony advertisement that show the wolves living passively with other wildlife is garbage. Wolves were born to Kill, ask biologists. They will kill valuable wildlife resources just because the can. Not 80 elk killed in Montana by wolves, none eaten. Canada’s caribou herd has been demisted to a fraction of what they once were by wolves. Hunter kills are managed by the states Game and Fish agency. As Idaho and upper Michigan are aware you cannot manage wolves nor what and when they kill, plus provide no revenue by the state. They destroy wildlife, then move to the next game rich area to destroy that area, as the packs increase in numbers.

Greg M.

Montana to Wyoming: Stop feeding the elk - posted 1 year ago

It is a simple matter with a political cloud. The Wyoming elk are Wyoming elk, and the same for Montana, their elk are there. Any CWD will not destroy or damage a herd. We talk like CWD id like a atomic bomb. If it weren't for feeding the death loss of elk would be much much higher than then and CWD.
Put CWD in Perspective, it is a natural Bovine disease or prion to be accurate. In humans we call it Creutzfeldt-Jacob, (CJ)one person in every one million people per year worldwide. It is not something you fear because you can't control it, you live with it. The percentage is very, very low and it has been there since the beginning of time, and we still have elk today. This is like a "Sky is falling" scare. The only reason it has come to the sacrifice to day is because now we have a way to test for it. In the past we didn't and it wasn't a concern. It damages growing cells much like cancer, it builds abnormal cells, sounds scary, it has a germination time average of about 3 years, sounds scary doesn't it? Most of the elk die from other causes in 3 years, the older they get the more likely they will show signs of the prion breaking down the body. In this case knowledge hurt because people not understanding elk volume go wild for a unjust cause.
If we lost only that small amount of elk per year it would be fantastic, not feeding them we would loose 10 time that amount. Remember elk are a renewable resource providing recreation and I know this will raise the hair on everyone back, it provides a large financial return to the state, the businesses, and don't forget the elk as well. The key for these screamers with the croaked head they must put down their Walt Disney books and look at reality.

These people are doing their best to destroy the Yellowstone Eco-system, introducing wolves and the large push to build the grizzly number increases predication. What happens as the Yellowstone Deer and elk herds drop in numbers, the human world looses out. Balance the numbers, 1 or 2 elk per million, or even 4 per million is nothing when you look at a million elk. Take 100 and it would not ever be noticed, except on paper, and of course the media. CWD sells papers and in all of the research and involvement I have had it is always blown way out of proportion to sell papers. I will admit that putting large numbers of any animal together helps disease and illness propagate because of the closeness and in this case the weekending state of health in the winter. Remember weather you are there or not the animals must go through each winter. That is when 95% of all losses occur. Wyoming has increased the number of elk the area can maintain by helping the elk through there weakest time. As you see this winter has been so mild they have not yet been feeding, which is unusual. They will expand the number of licenses next fall to bring the herd back down, renewable re-souse, not a Bambi syndrome as many have.

Look at Texas, the deer numbers were minimal, then the ability to feed came into plan. Now the highest deer density in the nation is in Texas. Wake up to the fact that man can and has expanded particular animals density and can continue to and will continue to do so. They use the rifle hunters to keep the top end of the herd numbers in check and do everything possible to build the low density. It is renewable and to a degree controlled. Much like a farmer, do I fertilize my corn and increase yield or do I save the money and go with what is in the ground so that my net income comes out better.

Yes I am pro-Wyoming and the money they and hunters contribute each year to feed the elk which they have do for about 50 years. The outcome is a strong elk herd.

Now as far as Montana is concerned they don;t have a clue about herd management and steering political pressure away from good Biological research to set the direction. I will say though that they are extremely good at raping the hunters and putting their money into their coffers for no game animal needs. They last time I went there I had numerous outfitters that have lost their business due to the poor game management of the wolves, a disease releases with out
vaccine to kill the infection and spread of this 4 legged disease. It is wiping there elk out, and with their government bowing over to the feds they have destroyed the future in a large part of Montana. The G&F management doesn't care they have jobs even though they just milk it and provide lip service, while 10 outfitters at a time are out of business because of the wolves killing spree. Make up Montana and get some balls, because you have lost a lot of your elk hunting income and it continues to drop. Soon Montana will only be known for hunting jack rabbits and prairie dogs, and that is what you will leave your kids, the outcome of mis-management. Fewer animals and higher prices to hunt lower density animals. I have just completed my last trip to Montana, as far as I am concerned the USA stops at the norther boarder of Wyoming the rest is waste land that when you drive by you can hear a sucking noise as you are charged exorbitant amounts for hunt in Montana.

Simply put Montana G&F isn't sharp enough to build a elk feeding area and it may take money from the G&F that is sticky and hides behind anything possible not to have expenditures. Montana way to control wolves is a joke! You can hunt them with a cheap license, in blaze orange only during daylight no mechanical calls. That is what I would do is I wanted to expand the herd, which what it is doing. Wyoming should have Montana build a feeding program for the wolves to keep them on their side of the boarder, because they are coming down into Wyoming where game animals are much more plentiful and managed. Montana soon won't have anything to manage.

Greg M.

Montana to Wyoming: Stop feeding the elk - posted 1 year ago

As for Dan Vermillion, chairman of the Montana commission, Don't bother making your letter a demand even though you are trying to get the media to pound Wyoming. I will pass Wyomings reply and why they ignored it in the first palce, Dan go pound sand! If you new what you were doing with your wildlife management you would ask us to not feed. Thousands of Montana hunters are switching to Wyoming, because they can see the difference.
Dan, enjoy your sand.