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Offline Lee Borgersen

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Wolf management a disaster
« on: January 10, 2019, 04:51:17 AM »
:reporter; Wolf management is a disaster   :doah:

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The federal government has made a mess of trying to manage gray wolves. From a botched attempt to delist them from protection under the Endangered Species Act to the debacles at Isle Royale, this has been one screw up after another. :crazy:

Those hoping for common sense cheered  :cheerleader: when they read the Republicans who still controlled the House passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. That bill is dead on arrival in the Senate. :bonk:

But the passage of the bill in the House shows the frustration :banghead: in how the Fish and Wildlife Service has been able to beat back training-087 repeated court challenges. The feds attempt to delist and return management to the state and the wolf groups fire up their lawyers and get a friendly judge in Washington to stop the delisting.
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Re: Wolf management a disaster
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 07:27:37 AM »
Hopefully at some point the fuzzy folks will at least agree that not every Wolf can all live in Minnesota!   :crazy:
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Re: Wolf management a disaster
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 07:36:14 AM »
"I'm outta here", said the Minnesota wolf.....
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Re: Wolf management a disaster
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 09:32:51 AM »
What are the debacles at Isle Royale?

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Re: Wolf management a disaster
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Re: Wolf management a disaster
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 10:46:02 AM »
I guess I don't see the wolf/moose study on Isle Royale as a debacle with respect to wolf management since it is an isolated ecosystem - unless I'm missing something.

Given my druthers, I'd say if you have too many moose on Isle Royale - manage the population with a hunting season.  And if that isn't politically correct enough, make it a special hunt for Combat Wounded Veterans.

But I guess if you want to put wolves back on there and let nature do it course all over again, it ain't that big of a deal.  I'd expect the same thing to happen again.  The wolf to moose ratio will go back and forth until one population or the other gets too inbred to reproduce.  But that is why you actually do the science.

 

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