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SOUTH DAKOTA :PIERRE- Wolf-Kill Bill Gets OK, in Case Animals Show Up!

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If the federal government ever removes endangered species protection from wolves in western South Dakota, the animals instantly would be declared predators and vermin, by virtue of the legislative proposal, on the order or coyotes and skunks. KILL THEM!

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Roxie H (350)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:31 pm

PIERRE- Wolf-kill bill gets OK, in case animals show...

The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted unanimously to send to the Senate floor legislation that puts wolves in the crosshairs if the federal government ever delists them as a protected species in western South Dakota.

Senate Bill 205, sponsored by Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, acknowledges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has primary management authority for wolves. The bill looks to a day when the federal government may cede wolf management West River to South Dakota.

Vehle and Department of Game Fish and Parks Wildlife Division Director Tony Leif pointed to wolf recovery in Minnesota and in Montana and Wyoming prompting the federal government to allow states to manage the species.

Wolves were listed as endangered in 1978. But the species has recovered so well in Minnesota, wolves were delisted East River and management authority was turned over to the state last year, because this portion of South Dakota is included in the Minnesota region.

Wolves taking up residence in East River farm country is unlikely. South Dakota has had no wolf population for more than a century. But the Black Hills and grasslands West River might be more inviting to wandering wolves.

While Leif said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has no plans to ever manage for a resident wolf population in western South Dakota, wolves are still protected there. West River was not involved in the state-by-state litigation and development of management plans that enabled Idaho, Montana and Wyoming to gain control of wolf management, Leif explained.

However, If the federal government ever removes endangered species protection from wolves in western South Dakota, the animals instantly would be declared predators and vermin, by virtue of the legislative proposal, on the order or coyotes and skunks.

“It is important we do not start wolf packs in South Dakota,” Vehle said in the committee hearing Tuesday. “They are detrimental to wildlife and detrimental to domestic livestock. We do not have the habitat for them.”

Leif concurred the state does not have sufficient suitable habitat or public support to sustain a permanent population of wolves.

Max Matthews, president of the South Dakota Sheep Growers, endorsed the proposal to prevent wolves from getting established in the state.

Sen. Larry Rhoden, R-Union Center, acknowledged he has received “negative feedback” via email from constituents who oppose declaring an unlimited open season on wolves. But he said of such opponents “they think these cute, furry little animals will live in harmony with the current situation in South Dakota. They are flat crazy.”

Roxie H (350)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:34 pm

Angela Rhodes (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:43 pm
Why is the link not working?

Roxie H (350)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:05 pm
link works fine for me?

Chris W (79)
Friday February 8, 2013, 6:39 pm
Sick and Shame on you South Dakota!

Terry V (30)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:18 pm

Call Off The Wolf Guns

Tribute to Wolves

Roxie H (350)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:39 pm
Terry, thank you...those amazing links :) thanks love

Danuta W (1249)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:01 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 8:29 am
Thankings.. for Roxy & Terry :-))

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 8:36 am
Thank you, Roxy & Terry... :-)

paula eaton (30)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 12:52 pm
This is sick!

Kat K (54)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 1:20 pm
Kill, Kill, Kill~~is that all you people think about. This makes me sick. To and re: those listed in the article who would like to kill animals: Maybe we should do a little culling of people who love to kill, huh?? Killing is killing is killing, no matter what species it happens to be. It is WRONG!!! Eveything deserves to live, and these wolves were here a long time before you were, so why can't you just leave them alone??? Why can't people stop tampering with nature and just let nature take care of itself?? Nature knows what to do~~YOU DO NOT.

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 2:07 pm
How do some people sleep at night?

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:24 pm
Why are wolves considered such worthless creatures that they just want to kill them all the time Too many people with too much say who hate wolves mindless morons

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday February 11, 2013, 12:23 am
Noted - I really am so ashamed to be part of this race! We, above all species, are the most vicious, savage, cruel and calculating of any species. These monstrous low life scum have no heart and I will continue praying for their horrendous demise!

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:30 am
Shame on them and devistating for the wolves!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Roxy

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:31 am
Noted too??????????

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:05 am
Sadly Noted Roxy :-0 Tnx
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