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  • #16
    Post #11, a quote of our bandicoot by Pmacc ! Bandicoot.......WTF ! What does the fact of a grizzly attack have to do with the problem at hand, that of the grey wolf? Maybe we should also lump in the shootings in Chicago, maybe the knifings in France ! Stay on topic and add maybe something that’s relevant, or possibly an indication that you are smart enough to still take a breath on your own without being told ! Give the world a break and just wander off the edge of it !!

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    • #17
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      The preceding comment has no substance with regard to the topic under discussion.
      It exemplifies the lack of civility that the member brings to our forum.
      Last edited by 99explorer; 11-03-2020, 12:31 PM.

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      • #18
        The past several days my buddy and I have been hunting elk in SW Montana. Met a rancher in Centennial Valley who was out taking pictures of one his angus cattle that had just been mutilated and killed, but not eaten, by a small pack of gray wolves. The rancher said the wolves took their time in killing the cow. He said they are getting more brazen all the time. He also let us know the inspectors will take their sweet time in showing up to document the scene, to allow coyotes and crows plenty of time to eat their share and make for a nice, muddy report that will say it is "undetermined" if it was a predatory kill by wolves. The rancher said the feds are happy with reports that leave results open to speculation. Very frustrating and time consuming to the ranchers.

        As for grizzlies, it is becoming abundantly clear here in MT that they continue to lose their fear of man. We're on pace to set a record for attacks, err, "interactions" this year.

        As for the economy, talk to the many small towns and outfitters in MT that rely on elk hunters each fall. Some outfitters were offering on-the-spot specials this past weekend because they had a lack of customers due to a lack of elk. People in these towns work different seasonal jobs, and hunting/guiding is an important part of the economy. This is usually boom season for the many mom-and-pop shops and restaurants. Hate to see them lose their livelihood over this.

        Now the good news: Montana FWP (game and fish) cut the wolf tag price in half and is pleading with hunters to consider hunting wolves. Non-residents can now hunt wolf here for $50, so come on up and help us out.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Proverbs View Post
          The past several days my buddy and I have been hunting elk in SW Montana. Met a rancher in Centennial Valley who was out taking pictures of one his angus cattle that had just been mutilated and killed, but not eaten, by a small pack of gray wolves. The rancher said the wolves took their time in killing the cow. He said they are getting more brazen all the time. He also let us know the inspectors will take their sweet time in showing up to document the scene, to allow coyotes and crows plenty of time to eat their share and make for a nice, muddy report that will say it is "undetermined" if it was a predatory kill by wolves. The rancher said the feds are happy with reports that leave results open to speculation. Very frustrating and time consuming to the ranchers.

          As for grizzlies, it is becoming abundantly clear here in MT that they continue to lose their fear of man. We're on pace to set a record for attacks, err, "interactions" this year.

          As for the economy, talk to the many small towns and outfitters in MT that rely on elk hunters each fall. Some outfitters were offering on-the-spot specials this past weekend because they had a lack of customers due to a lack of elk. People in these towns work different seasonal jobs, and hunting/guiding is an important part of the economy. This is usually boom season for the many mom-and-pop shops and restaurants. Hate to see them lose their livelihood over this.

          Now the good news: Montana FWP (game and fish) cut the wolf tag price in half and is pleading with hunters to consider hunting wolves. Non-residents can now hunt wolf here for $50, so come on up and help us out.
          Proverbs , this is hard news to listen to, I’m sorry to say I’ve been hearing this for awhile now. This is a rigged game allowing the wolf damage to go mostly to speculation . To much money being made by a few for this project and ranchers and those who make there living in seasonal jobs well they just don’t count. Decimation of the wildlife populations it’s only reasonable that livestock is going to take the brunt of the predation . This wolf problem is not going to go away easily and I see old measures coming , shooting on site and poisoning . It’s pretty bad that a law abiding person has to do something illegal to make a honest living because a group thinks it would be meet to see a wolf !

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