“Wolves are useless animals of waste and destruction”, Teddy
Roosevelt, founder of Yellowstone National Park. He would be so proud of what
Canadian wolves have done to “his” park today! 80% fewer elk and
moose have almost completely disappeared from the park! Just think of what the
wolves can accomplish in another 10 years!
@mounta(i)nman "Yellowstone biologist Doug Smith said the herd remains
healthy despite its smaller size. The number is more in line with historic
levels since wolves were reintroduced and grizzly bears and mountain lions
returned naturally, he said."So it is at a :healthy" level
in in line with what is historically normal, so what is the problem? is it
cutting into your unnatural hunting when they are outside the park?
@ Spring street. Thanks for your comments. Do you honestly expect Doug Smith, a
biologist whose salary is paid for by the federal government who put the wolves
into Yellowstone, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming to say anything negative about
wolves? If he did, it would cost him his job. If you want other real
biologist’s research about what wolves have done, why not contact any one
of them in any of the states I mentioned or contact the Rocky Mountain Elk
Foundation in Missoula, Mt. And by the way, I don’t hunt elk in
Yellowstone Park! Its all about values to me! I place a lot more value on
having abundant elk and moose more than I do having a lot of wolves, because
even Doug Smith’s comments will tell us, we cannot have both!
@mounta(i)nmanhey thanks for the references, even though the rocky
mountain elk foundation clearly has a very strong built in bias driven by
hunters it did provide a reference to one good article where the state wildlife
management people in Montana clearly take issue with opinions blaming wolfs..
they clearly state that the research being conducted needs to be completed and
the facts from that research and not peoples opinions should drive conservation
policy. What the foundation does not do is provide any research supporting their
open hostility towards wolfs, kind of the same thing you do repeatedly on these