New CA wolf pack

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  1. Truduct

    Truduct Well-Known Member

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    https://www.gohunt.com/read/news/new-wolf-pack-confirmed-in-california

    No matter how you feel about these guys we better get use to them. Even if they establish a manageable population CA will never let us hunt them.

    I honestly think they are cool critters and it is neat to have them returning to their home ranges. With that said once established they should be managed like any other game animal.
     
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  2. ilovesprig

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    They were reintroduced into the Gila NF where I turkey hunt.....1st off, they're not your smaller Mexican grey wolves (even tho they say they are)....They have wiped out the deer herds and are now working on the elk....Oh, and you can't touch them.

    Here's the trade off.....You want apex predators (grizzlies & wolves) or do we want big game animals....There's a reason our forefathers eliminated them here.
     
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  3. TonyS

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    Think they will eat the long tails?
     
  4. SurfNHuntSD

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    They would, but they'd first prefer to eat the deer, elk, pigs, turkeys, cattle...
     
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    Yeah......All stuff that don't fight back......;)
     
  6. cadeerhunter

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    California will protect them as they do the mountain lions. This is why the deer population is severely being decimated.
     
  7. TonyS

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    And I am convinced from the timing of the first pictures of the pups that DFW totally planted them in CA.
     
  8. SASS

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    Wow what terrible news. I have heard they were in Northern CA. I couple of friends who are houndsmen up there sent a bad pic of a hound that was killed by a couple of these wolves not too long ago.

    This is a bad deal.
     
  9. Deerdon

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    If the wolves would just eat the Feral horses in Nor-Cal...I would say "bring more!" LOL!
     
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    And then comes the moratorium on deer hunting, to let the herds "repopulate." Oh, and by the way, you don't need guns if there is no hunting.
     
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    they will take down all the big game just like the mountain lions have in the state.
     
  12. sportyg

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    more like they will take down the rest of the big game in the state
     
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    no bullshit but I saw 2 of them 40 yards away 200yds into kitchen creek. they told me they don't know how they would have gotten there. Julian wolf center. Wink Wink. I used to skin road kill and they would send someone to pick it up. Just saying. Just like they deny putting bears here also. SSS.
     
  14. ilovesprig

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    Had one chasing deer on a property in Julian a year ago.....Ended up being a neighbors hybrid.....Looked exactly like a wild wolf.....I broke a walking stick scaring it of a doe.....Ran like no other, when it finally saw me.
     
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    It is the intent of the people of this state to have the predators control the game therefore eliminating hunting all together. This is a step in that direction.
     

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