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Editorial: A Better Way to Manage Wolf Packs - Conservation Northwest

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"No one wants to repeat the Wedge Pack situation," the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported to its commissioners not long after those wolves were shot by marksmen in helicopters.That may have been the only thing the ranchers and wildlife.."

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Patricia E. G (54)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 4:07 am
Noted. A fairly reasonable alternative to avoid extreme carnage.
Thank you Kevin.

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 3:51 am

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 5:02 am
Sounds reasonable and optimistic.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 5:17 am
Noted - These beautiful animals deserve such a better life than having to run in fear of us wicked humans - something needs to be done to protect them.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 6:09 am
Noted. Thanks, Kevin.

Evelyn W (15)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 7:12 am
Seems to be too little too late.But I guess it is a step in the right direction

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 7:29 am
practical solution.....good stuff

donnaa D (14)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 8:12 am
conservation is the key, we are so darned greedy, we steal to much habitat from other creatures, no wonder were always in conflict!!, wolves naturally adjust their numbers, so leave them the hell alone.
here in uk we've wiped out our wolves, which is so sad.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 8:53 am
Northern Illinois surbanites are getting all crazy about coyotes. They never talk about fences & other ways to protect their pets & children! Ranchers who have private land should hire shepards.

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Thursday October 25, 2012, 9:08 am

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Thursday October 25, 2012, 10:37 am
Non-lethal methods? Too bad they didn't have that mindset to start with. Maybe this time?

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 11:43 am
Noted. Thanks so much, Kevin.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 1:17 pm
Noted. TY, Kevin.

Christeen A (369)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 1:45 pm
Sounds really good to me. Thank you.

michelle t (41)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 2:05 pm
Do not kill the wolves.The uSA sickens me with killing of innocent animals.Boycott the USA.I have as have many others.No wonder it continues to go down the drain

Isabelle J (81)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 4:11 pm
Good !

janet f (29)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 4:45 pm
OMG This article doesn't solve anything.

"The departmentís plan for keeping a wolf population means having 15 breeding pairs in three areas of the state for three years or 18 pairs for one year." And what do they do with the wolves after this "one to three year" time period expires?

"Finally, the department is calling for earlier and quicker use of lethal methods when nonlethal means fail." WTF does that mean? I'll tell you what it doesn't mean. It doesn't mean that they'll let the wolves live in the wild like wolves without being targeted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife if the ranchers think the wolves are killing their cattle. So...nothing's really changed. Shocking!

The whole article doesn't make sense. Nothing appears to be solved. The wolves are still in a precarious situation. Very disturbing.

. (7)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 7:43 pm
Noted, thanks.

Dianne D (490)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 9:13 pm
I am just sick about the Wedge pack. I hope those in Washington state start a petition to get those who decided to do this, loses their jobs.

Marsha Andrews (57)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 11:37 pm
The budget for wolf management is estimated at $400,000 a year. Itís time to get it right and protect this investment - which means figuring out a way not to kill wolfs. Ranchers have to do their part too by following laws to keep their livestock on their own property, not -public land.

Ruth C (87)
Friday October 26, 2012, 6:31 am
Shooting an animal from a helicopter is being a COWARD, why don't they just confront the animal with their bare hands, or give the Wolf a gun too!
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