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Wolf Hunting Continues Near Yellowstone

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- 2326 days ago -
we continue to fight the poor decisions and irresponsible practices that affect wolves throughout the Northern Rockies, which have faced incredible adversity since they were congressionally delisted in 2011. THEY WERE SLAUGHTERED!


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roxy H (350)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 11:36 am
ITS pretty much over .....

roxy H (350)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 11:48 am
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission announced on Friday that it is unlikely to reinstate wolf hunting and trapping closures near Yellowstone National Park. The Commission was supposed to revisit their December decision during a teleconference on Jan. 29, but said they “have simply run out of time.”

The closures were initially instated following the killing of several wolves that spent much of their time inside the park. Though killed legally by hunters outside the park, at least five of the wolves wore tracking collars that allowed researchers to monitor their behavior and study interactions with prey species. A few of the wolves were among some of the most famous wolves in the world, including the alpha female of the highly visible Lamar Canyon pack.

Yellowstone wolves have proven to be extremely valuable to researchers as well as the local economy. That’s why Montana wildlife officials took action to protect these iconic and important animals. However, the closures were challenged by anti-wolf groups who believe hunters and trappers should be allowed to continue killing wolves just outside of Yellowstone. Based on a legal technicality, wolf opponents were able to convince a Montana judge to halt the closures, keeping the zones open to hunting and trapping until the case could be heard in court.

The Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission was planning to revisit their decision and potentially reinstate the closures this week, but now the state commissioners are also facing intense opposition from the Montana legislature. A bill that’s been recently introduced would prevent the commission from closing any areas next to any national parks to wolf hunting or trapping. Once again, politicians are trying to take control of wildlife management rather than allowing professional biologists to do their job.

Unfortunately, the statewide wolf hunting and trapping season will now simply close on February 28 as originally planned, without any protections in place for wolves near Yellowstone National Park. We are very disappointed, but are encouraged by the fact that the Commission heard from many Montanans that Yellowstone wolves are too important to manage recklessly. With the strong support Defenders members and other Montanans showed for the Commission’s efforts to protect Yellowstone wolves, hopefully they will put wolf hunting and trapping closures in effect again next year – if the Montana legislature and Governor let them.

In the meantime, we continue to fight the poor decisions and irresponsible practices that affect wolves throughout the Northern Rockies, which have faced incredible adversity since they were congressionally delisted in 2011. That decision – motivated more by politics than science – paved the way for aggressive wolf management policies. Any day now, we will pass the sad milestone of 1,000 wolves in the region killed by hunting and trapping since the delisting. This accelerated killing demonstrates how states like Wyoming are managing wolves as vermin to be eliminated, not as wildlife to be managed responsibly.


Yulan Lawson (156)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 12:30 pm
Very sad. I've been signing petitions but it doesn't seem to be enough. WE NEED OUR ECO SYSTEM LEFT ALONE.

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 2:09 pm

Terry V (30)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 5:33 pm

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desanka s (416)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:15 am
I think this is the worst slaughter of wolves in U.S. history.
Thank you Roxy!

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 2:33 am

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 11:50 am
they imported a canaidan subspeciese of wolf into Yellowstone. They are not the same as the old northren rockies subspecies of wolf. this should be important, as the serria nevada red fox is not the same as any other red fox.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:26 pm
Noted. Thanks so much, Roxy.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:33 pm
Need to make the states that are allowing wolf hunting to have to pay back the tax payers for the money they invested in the wolf program and with hold Federal funding to these states. Also I hope those in these states recall the politicians that allowed this and make a lot of noise to let others know who they are.

jennifer t (41)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:52 pm
We need to fight back.The only good hunter is a dead one.
So many people myself included have ceased travelling to America for holidays due to their murder of inocent animals.Up until this year I travelled here annually The USA are missing out on massive ammount of money due to this.

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:15 pm
WTF? How can they already make a decision when they havent even revisited the facts or reviewed anything its an outrage! They think theyve run out of time what about the wolves,? This is complete an dtotal BS its like thees a war on wolves and they are taking NO prisoners how is it that MOST Americans are against a wolf hunt yet our government isnt listening d of all the excuses they could use they chose to use the "no time" excuse maybe if they took a little time off from killing all animals theyde have more time to actually save some wolves thanks Roxy noted

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:26 pm
the ignorance and cruelty of man on this planet will go down in is a FAILED experiment and I for one as sick to death of all of this animal cruelty and killing......we are a people without a soul...but for a small few who do what they can. the wolf will be the first to go then the other animals will follow and then MAN

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:34 pm
Thanks Roxy.

roxy H (350)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:35 pm
I am so sorry, i can not tell you all how much grief i am carrying. I am sorry

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 2:19 pm
Very sad !

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 2:31 pm
It seems the more people try and stop the killing of wolves the more the hunters do it I hope some terrible plaque comes down on them very soon for slaughtering these beautiful creatures unnecessarily Man has a lot to answer for If only someone somewhere would start making these people answer for their crimes in trying to extinquish the worlds wildlife

noted thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 2:38 pm
Hunters and ranchers - greedy and depraved!

Janet R (38)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:01 pm
Those damn hunters with their fancy equipment couldn't see the tracking collars on those 7 wolves that were killed outside of Yellowstone? No, they just didn't care. I refuse to set foot in Montana, Idaho, or Wyoming since they are killing the wolves and the bison. It makes me sick how little they value their wildlife. What are they going to kill after they kill all their wildlife? I agree with Kye, the only good hunter is a dead hunter. RIP 1000 wolves.

Christeen A (300)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:09 pm
Please this must stop.

Mónica Ayuga (109)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 4:22 pm
Es increíble el odio que se le tiene a este hermoso animal, no lo puedo entender !!

roxy H (350)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 4:35 pm
Monica says ...."The hatred that has this beautiful animal is incredible, I can't understand it" .... and i totally agree...its heartbreaking... and i know this firsthand...wolves are remarkable for real... i am breaking in a million pieces watching them die

Christine S (134)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 5:31 pm
Can't we start a "chip-in" to pay someone with a metal detector to find the leg-hold traps, or maybe to just be noisy and startle the wolves away from hunters' guns?

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 7:48 pm
We never lose until we stop trying,

. (7)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:46 pm
This is just heartbreaking. Thanks Roxy

Judith Lammers (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 8:47 am
This is so sickening & says so much about our society today!

Veerle V (44)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:28 am
Heartbreaking news, Roxy, so sad !!!

Ruth C (87)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:12 am
I'm broken hearted over this!

Ruth M (235)
Monday February 4, 2013, 2:27 pm
Why oh why reintroduce an animal just to kill it again no doubt it will end up extinct. I can't understand why Wolves are so demonised!!!!!

Georga Greenwood (17)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 4:25 am
I have watched the TV series of Yellowstone Park and followed the wolves stories over the seasons and I can not believe that any one can think hunting and killing them is in any way justified
Here in the UK I know we have our issues too but we are much more contained when it comes to hunting and I know that this would not be allowed to happen here
How can you promote the park and everything in it but then kill those very same things ?
MONEY AND GREED are usually the culprits !

Sergio Padilla (65)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:39 pm

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:01 am
Sadly Noted Roxy :-0
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