Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Interior Department plans to let people kill endangered red wolves

  With less than 40 critically endangered Red wolves, they could go extinct within eight years, according to a report recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It continues getting worse because now USFWS formally proposed a rule shrinking the management area for the North Carolina red wolf from the current range of nearly 2 million acres down to a single national wildlife refuge and an adjacent former bombing range. Many say this makes no sense! This signals the Trump administration’s total capitulation to a small group of ideological wolf opponents. The proposed rule shrinks the red wolf management area [...]

By | 2018-06-28T20:16:14+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Protect The Wolves, Red wolves|1 Comment

The number of wolves that can be killed is going from nine to 15 in hunt areas that hug the Gros Ventre River

Humans have no business managing wildlife, they continue to prove their inability continuously in Wyoming. JACKSON — Wolf hunt area boundaries are being redrawn and quotas boosted because the Gros Ventre area’s elk and Whiskey Mountain’s bighorn sheep are shifting their winter ranges. In both cases there’s little evidence wolf predation is driving populations down, but wildlife managers believe Canis lupus is a culprit in pushing ungulates off high-quality habitat during the hardest time of year. Partly due to this predator-prey dynamic, the maximum number of wolves that can be killed is going from nine to 15 in hunt areas [...]

Fladery will get you everywhere if you Listen and learn

WYOMING – Wyoming Game and Fish Department has believed in “fladery” for some time now. The unique method of flagging a fenceline to keep wolves out has been effective enough that the department begins conflict mitigation with the relatively inexpensive method of wolf deterrent. Fladery. It almost seems too simple to be true. Erecting a temporary perimeter fence with strips of red plastic to flutter in the wind and scare wolves away from livestock. Hold your scoff. So far, it seems to be working, at least on a temporary basis. For at least one Wyoming rancher willing to try it, [...]

Wolf reintroduction: Yellowstone’s ‘landscape of fear’ not so scary after all — ScienceDaily

Date:June 22, 2018 Source:S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State UniversitySummary: After wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s, some scientists thought the large predator reestablished a 'landscape of fear' that caused elk, the wolf's main prey, to avoid risky places where wolves killed them. But according to recent findings, Yellowstone's 'landscape of fear' is not as scary as first thought. After wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s, some scientists thought the large predator reestablished a 'landscape of fear' that caused elk, the wolf's main prey, to avoid risky [...]