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How many of you who live around wolves are getting tired of being chased off your favorite hunting spots by them?

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  • Buckshott00
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    I would never let a wolf chase me off a spot.

    wolves are predators, that means they'll eat anything that's readily available, and yes that means having the ability to take down healthy individuals of a population as well.

    A lot of people claim "the sick and the weak" but that is an over generalization. Not only that wolves are confirmed surplus killers, they kill because they can or they enjoy it.

    Wyoming is upping the number of allowed wolf tags this year. And since the reintroduction of wolves the elk population in some areas is down 80%. So if your premise is that 80% of a population was "sick and weak" I call BS. Calfs are weak, but they turn into healthy members of the population, when not over predated.

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  • ryanwest
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    i dont live in wolf country but we have plenty of cyotes the deer numbers are way down this year and fortunitly they are legaly traped and hunted around my area i do both to stop them, they are starting to pack up late summer time and this year they tryed to get to the cows at my house

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  • ryanwest
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    cyoties are our problem i just shoot as i see them

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  • KingFisher907
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    hell I live in ALASKA...Ive never been chased off my hunting ground by anything, man or beast...

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  • Kelzey Gallagher
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    im gettin tired of wolves and mt lions they are chasin off all the elk and deer

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  • bluehoundsman
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    There was a reason the old timers took out the majority of the wolf population in the U.S. over a hundred years ago. They tremendously thin out all of their prey populations and pose quite a threat to livestolk. They can then switch to another prey species (rabbits, birds, rats). Research has shown that coyotes, wolves, lions, etc, don't just thin out the weaker members of a herd. They will take out whatever runs through their path and they are very effecient killers. The problem with wolves is that they are a keystone predator and there is nothing to keep their popluation in check, with the exception of disease. When an area they hunt becomes depleted of its prey species, they can simply migrate. If humans don't control their numbers, the balance of species within an area will indeed be diminished.

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  • Putt1
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    I hunted northern central Idaho for 7 years, no longer, the wolf problem has distroyed the best elk hunting I have ever known. I now hunt in southern Wy. trying to stay ahead of the spread of huge mistake. Open the season on wolves and control the problem now. Don't believe these feel good people they don't have a clue, they don't live in NW Wyoming and Mt. area. Elk season once was a fuitful time for West Yellowstone, Mt. not any more.

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  • fisherus
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    I don't know who told lordmichael that wolves eat the old and sick but the answer he posted is in reverse order. Coyotes are far more prone to take weak big game species than wolves. The largest pack of wolves I've personally seen is nine. I watched a pack of seven take down four calf elk and two cows (Hamstrung the cows first) and take off without eating anything. I watched the kill site for three days and never saw them return. On the fourth day a cougar drug one of the calves off and hid it.
    So much for killing the old and weak.

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  • rjbedrock
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    thanks bhubbard64...i was ready to say #*!? this site. at least some of the users have more than a pea for a brain!

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  • fttpow
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    I hunt with friends that live in NW Montana. The wolves are taking over to the point of it not being worthwhile to buy a nonres hunting license. While not having been physically chased from my hunting spots, the lack of game due to the wolves has chased me off from some places.
    bhubbard64, if you believe in Creationism it doesn't matter who was here first. Man was given dominion over all creatures.

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  • bhubbard64
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    Who was here first? Them or us?Seems like we're takin more of their territory... and complainin when they beat us at the hunting game...... hmmmmm...we hunt for sport and food... they hunt for survival....some folks just need to learn how to lose once in awhile....

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  • walkin
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    wolves do in fact, most of the time, pick out the sick and the weak. wolves in the barren lands run a herd of caribou till the young and slow fall out( aka the weak ones) and then they try to make a kill. Even then they are not always succesful. House cats are a far more talented predator. Plus we all have more to worry about from the democrats than the wolves.

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  • aknsummit
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    lordmichael you gave yourself away. do you belong to PETA, HumaneSociety? Wolves are indiscriminate killers, they don't pick out the old and sick. Come on! (thay is really they)

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  • lordmichael
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    thay are one of the best animals for the wild they kill the old and sick and help to keep the animal under controlthe ones to worry about is the coyots they kill just for the fun of it even your cat dogs ect

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  • mtman86
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    I live in the Bozeman, Mt. area, and bowhunt elk in nearby Gallatin Nat'l forest. I am more concerned about bears than wolves, especially a sow w/ cubs. Wolves are not fond of human interaction....that's why you rarely see them. I don't worry about wolves, and I don't pack a firearm due to weight limitations. I do believe they have been tough on the local elk population.

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