Quick look at wolf challenge


Trying to be the man my dog thinks I am.
Mar 8, 2011
San Diego, Ca.
With wolf numbers increasing at 25% growth rates, wolf populations are doubling every 3 to 4 years. Failure to act and anti-management litigation has already resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of elk and moose within key herds. With depradation numbers spiraling out of control, any further damage to Rocky Mountain Elk, Shiras Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer and Whitetails will only become more devastating.

Big Game Population Statistics:

Lolo Elk Herd, Idaho
Before Wolf Introduction: 20,000
After Wolf Introduction: 1,700

Yellowstone Elk Herd
Before Wolf Introduction: 20,000
After Wolf Introduction: 6,500

Jackson, WY Shiras Moose
Before Wolf Introduction: 1,200
After Wolf Introduction: 120

Gallitan Valley Elk Herd
Before Wolf Introduction: 1,500
After Wolf Introduction: 200
There is a reason these animals were almost eradicated. Between lost of wildlife and loss of livestock wolves can be a scourge to an area. The problem is many activist have a loud voice concerning wolves and they would prefer to see wolves pleasure kill deer and elk over having hunters harvest them and put the meat to use. Every time a Wolf season is suggested the opposition to it is very vocal and well funded.

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