That's really stupid.
It will cost the governments, both Feds and State, millions of dollars to introduce wolves in large enough population to "control" the elk, and the wolves, being wild animals, won't stay where they're needed, resulting in more missions of taxpayer dollars to "manage" the wolves.
All that expense would be saved, and income to State and Feds would actually increase, bu letting hunters buy tags and reduce the population, not to mention the boost to the local economies from hunters staying in motels, eating in restaurants, buying gas, etc. This is another "shovel ready" job creator that's going by the way in favor of government control. Ahhh, don't get me started.
Ranchers I know in Colorado already control the off colored coyotes,they say there are no wolves in Co!:rolleyes:
I sent a comment on the proposed plans for Baca being adamently opposed to wolves. I received an answer back stating that wolves are not being considered in any of the alternative elk management plans. I still don't really believe them and will be watching this in the future.
Since when has any government agency made a sound decision. I fear this may be the best way yet for the anti's to stop hunting in the future.
The pro-wolf idiots are praising the lack of elk in Yellowstone because there are more willows on the creek banks now.
These Colorado people are drinking the same kool-aid.
Come on now... everyone knows we need more Willow trees! I have a whole river bottom field full of them on the farm in Missouri... I can hardly keep them off of it. I wonder if Colorado has any stimulus money to spare??? I could sell them a few. They can keep the wolves though, I have these within 10 miles back home in Missouri:
Originally Posted by Elkoholic307
We need to get rid of them too.
I tried to PM you a thanks TJ, your box is full.