Wildlife division seeks answers in possible wolf sighting

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  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    March 8, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    @RBN: How many lives and limbs have been lost to wolf attacks on humans?

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    March 8, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    RBN - that is like saying how many bear attacks do we wait for before deciding to kill all bears. Doesn't make much sense, does it?? Or cougar attacks. While we are at it, why not ban cars because somebody died in a car yesterday in Utah. You see how rediculous that reasoning is? How many you ask? How about 1 to start... They don't pose much of a threat. I do understand people who have livestock, as I can imagine I wouldn't want to lose money if wolves killed my livestock. But these hunters who just want them gone so they can go trophy hunting every year is rediculous. How about the hunters only hunt every other year instead??? That would add up to thousands of deer and elk spared. Or go without a deer hunt altogether 1 out of every 5 years. No hunters at all for that 1 year. Give the animals a break every few years. Most hunters will disagree because they think they have to hunt every year.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    March 8, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    In response to Brahmabull: So it would take regular wolf attacks for you to worry about a wolf problem? How many is regular? Ten, fifteen, fifty, one hundred?

    That was Neville Chamberlain's approach to Hitler's attacks. Let's just wait it out, and see if a particular attack is isolated.

    Or do we just take the approach that a loss of a few lives or limbs is just a price we pay for being part of the ecosystem?

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    March 8, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    Any of these so called sportsmen, like Dn subscriber, that think that they can shoot, shovel and shut up aren't even sportsmen. Anybody who would do that to a a wolf would also poach other animals. That is called being a criminal. If I see anybody doing anything of the such I will report them and wait until the authorities show up. There is no room for such people in the hunting world. Why do these people think that they have the right to hunt deer and elk, but wolves don't have the right to hunt them? Very few humans have to hunt to feed their families. If you do - great. But these trophey hunters who kill animals for sport are rediculous. Get a grip people, the big bad wolves aren't here to get you. When you hear of them attacking people on a regular basis let me know. Until then I am quite sure that you are more likely to be killed by another human than by a wolf/wolves.

    March 7, 2012 7:21 p.m.

    @DN subscriber
    also known as the neanderthal solution

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 7, 2012 5:04 p.m.

    I recommend the Montana solution- shoot, shovel and shut up until the wolf problem is solved.