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The Wolf Hunt

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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby sylvie » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:51 am

I really doubt any of those bear-hunting dogs cost a gazillion dollar. More likely they were bred in bear-hunters' back yards.

That said, I love dogs and think they are priceless, as are wolves.
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:06 pm

Advocates say dogs essential to wolf hunt's success
Wisconsin would be the first and so far only state to allow hunting dogs to be used to track wolves.

Yet other states wilth open seasons on wolves don't allow dogs. What makes Wisconsin's hunt different?
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Galoot » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:22 pm

Wisconsin wolves are smarter than the average...wolf. That's why!
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Detritus » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:16 pm

Galoot wrote:Wisconsin wolves are smarter than the average...wolf. That's why!

Maybe it's more a question of the average smarts of hunters, rather than dogs?
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Galoot » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:56 pm

Oh, in that case, my bets are on the wolf.
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Mad Howler » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:57 pm

I have not not been impressed with the class of citizen I have come across that runs bears with dogs. It takes a big man to have dogs tree a bear and then, POW! But I guess it takes a bunch of time and "places" to train them dogs up, places where these clowns tresspass on property and irritate other citizens in the middle of the night. Bottom line I do not have a very high opinion of these flakes, and while I doubt the Nug would agree I can't help thinking of these characters when I see a story like this.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/Father- ... index.html

I guess the wolf is just another piece of red meat to throw to this "special" interest.
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:39 pm

While looking at a Wisconsin endangered resources license plate, I wondered if the wolf pictured on it will need to be changed to another endangered animal.

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I nominate whooping cranes, as I doubt there will ever be an open season on them.
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby jman111 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:53 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:I nominate whooping cranes, as I doubt there will ever be an open season on them.

I dunno, Hank.
They're pretty closely related to the "Ribeyes of the Sky"
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby city2countrygal » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:01 am

Sheep vs. Wolf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIKB5JAyqiw&feature=youtu.be

(Hint:) Not the ending you expect

Happy Friday
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:10 pm

The wolf hunt in Wisconsin has been banned by a federal judge.

Judge orders gray wolf back on endangered list in Wisconsin, 2 other states
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:42 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:The wolf hunt in Wisconsin has been banned by a federal judge.

Judge orders gray wolf back on endangered list in Wisconsin, 2 other states



Not that I'm pro wolf hunt, but I'm really curious on the judge's reasoning here:
U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington, D.C., ruled Friday the removal was "arbitrary and capricious" and violated the federal Endangered Species Act.


Environmental issues are not Judge Howell's forte (not a dig on her, she appears to be a very well informed in other fields and well respected by both parties), so calling a scientifically made decision by the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service both arbitrary and capricious seems to be a pretty wild accusation from an unbiased federal jurist.

Then again, her husband is an executive producer for National Geographic so maybe she is a bit too informed about the subject of endangered species and conservation?
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Madsci » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:52 pm

Yes! This Judge actually listened to the scientists not the politicians.

Francis you are so full of shit!!!!
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:04 pm

We could probably use a few more & and a few less wolves - it depends on local context.
Please remember that Obama lifted federal rules in the west to release restrictions on wolf hunting & right wingers I know thought it was just about politics. Wisconsin lifted restrictions & it is all about politics in left leaning Wisco minds. Volks I know who can't find deer on land they have over hunted blame the wolf/bears. The wolf has not been as reclusive in Wisconsin as the experts predicted. People can & should do a better job of understanding what might matter.
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Madsci » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:09 pm

Brother wolf may live and not end its life in a leg trap. Let's think about the humane treatment of our fellow creatures on this planet.
Wolves make for a healthier deer herd. Humans are so stupid sometimes.
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Re: The Wolf Hunt

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:16 pm

Madsci wrote:Brother wolf may live and not end its life in a leg trap. Let's think about the humane treatment of our fellow creatures on this planet.
Wolves make for a healthier deer herd. Humans are so stupid sometimes.

Exactly, I am thinking they might be more effective west of and around Madison (& other prion heavy areas) than cull "hunts".
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