Once again, the Forest Service has disregarded the evidence of the probable impacts of its timber program on wolves, other wildlife populations, salmon, and critical habitat necessary for their survival. As we have seen on Prince of Wales, logging and roads initiate many harmful effects, including the “overharvest” and illegal take of not only wolves, but also their primary prey and sustenance, Sitka black-tailed deer.
There is no mention of a "harvest" quota, and there will be no emergency closures. But no worries, “hunters and trappers are reminded that the goal of the new GMU 2 wolf harvest management strategy is to maintain the fall wolf population within the range of 150-200 wolves.
Speak up for Idaho's wolves and other predators!
History has demonstrated that societal values ultimately determine the survival of a species as controversial as the wolf.
Another proposed massacre of wolves in Norway this winter.
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Submit your comment today: Under the proposed changes, hunters would also be allowed to hunt black bears with dogs, kill wolves and pups in their dens, and use motor boats to shoot swimming caribou.
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In a single year, Wyoming may have lost a quarter of all its wolves.