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Many Idahoans Are Eager to Shoot Wolves

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Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) said statewide more than 2,000 wolf killing permits were sold in the first hour and a half after going on sale Monday. By Tuesday morning, more than 5,100 tags had been sold, with about 2 percent going to out-of-state hunters.


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Cher C (1426)
Friday August 28, 2009, 8:24 pm

This breaks my heart!

Thnx Tom hun!


Roseann d (178)
Friday August 28, 2009, 8:37 pm
The level of bloodlust and stupidity astounds me.

Sharla Stone (64)
Friday August 28, 2009, 8:40 pm
I hope Karma catches up with every person who bought tags VERY quickly.

Tierney G (381)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 2:54 pm
I can't understand the bloodlusting in this world. It is almost getting to the point of wondering if it is really the wolves these people are after?? Makes me wonder.
Thanks Tom

MmAway M (522)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 3:22 pm
To me this is just a feeding frenzy!!

This is truly obscene and these people should go "you know where"...sorry can't say.

Thanks Tom...Truly upset...Frankly I want them all to shoot each other!!!

Joycey B (750)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 4:35 pm
This is so heartless. It's just not right. Thanks Tom.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 5:38 pm
What goes around, comes around. Thanks Tom.

Madeleine L (51)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 6:28 pm
This picture makes sense. From the time that my brother guided three out-of-province do-do's ,who kept there guns up with the safety OFF, then refused to listen and got themselves (and my brother, who wouldn't abandon them, lost (Lands and Forest had to go rescue them), I know that a lot of these "hunters" are not exactly the smartest and are only interested in killing something. There ARE going to be some dead dogs during this hunt!!

greenplanet e (155)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 8:10 pm
Maybe wolves should wear those t-shirts.

But can all hunters read?

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 8:14 pm
,What Cher said,this is so wrong,the bloodlust to kill wolves is unbelievable.

David B (34)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 10:08 pm
how can so much trash accumulate in one state?cause as i see it , wolf killers are trash! if it was for the good of something,then maybe ,just maybe it could be considered.but just so a bunch of skinhead types and rednecks can get there rocks off??sick ,sick,sick!!and even the indians get to get in on the slaughter!! how sad!! i guess the indians in idaho be rednecks !!wonder what would happen if there was a wolf with a gun in the woods and he(she) fired back??

Ann D (0)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 12:28 am
Idaho? How about Alaska? Montana? Wyoming? Stop the slaughter of these beautiful animals. No wolves, no balance in nature. Cattle are NOT part of nature. Rednecks!

MmAway M (522)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 5:57 am
Now, what a wonderful thought that would be...give the wolves some shotguns and let them shoot back. (thx David was just smiling at that throught)

Man is truly upsetting nature at a time when he needs to critically protect it, the unbalance to wildlife, ocean, trees, everything has led up to a point where it is so SCARY that I fear the world will never recover.

The fact that these pieces of "doggie DO DO" are so excited to get their tags and what they said on the video, newspapers is just appalling, I really do hope that this Judge puts not only a hold on this, put a stop to it. Hopefully, there has been such an out cry from letters, petitions we have sent, I even sent on to their Convention and Visitors Bureau saying I would make sure NO ONE EVER VISITS THEIR STATE AFTER THEY FIND OUT EVERYTHING THEY ARE ALLOWING TO DO.

Guess you can tell, I am a wee bit FIRED UP!!!!!

. (0)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 6:31 am
It is so sad... but unfortunately it is a whole mindset that has to change, so that people will see that the wolf is part of the environment.. This is darstardly crime against these animals and I find it truly offensive

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 8:04 am
It seems to me that what is so awful is that the issue not just a question of "management", distressing as that already is, but that the sheer numbers of hunters wanting a permit is profoundly shocking... This is not "management", Idaho! this is a lynching!

Mary Ann Clark (81)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 9:07 am
There an old teeshirt that said I Support The The Right To Arm Bears. We need one with wolves in helicopters with guns shooting at hunters and call it Dangerous Predator Control. How about we start managing the hunters and officials that make these decisions. Shame on them.

Sir Walk F (124)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 10:46 am
I wish people would be willing to understand the complexities of this issue. Killing predators is never a smart idea, but unless you live in rural Idaho, you really have no idea what people's motivations and intent are.

I imagine if you had wolves in your neighborhood you might be a little slower to condemn these actions outright.

Again, my point is not to defend the killign of wolves, but to illustrate that this is an issue that means more to the people who actuallly live there than people who live far away from these problems.

Elaine W (103)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 1:31 pm
I have foxes in my neighbourhood & guess what.............I feed them !!
OK so I know it's not the same but unfortunately it's the way the hunters have been brought up. Easy access to guns & showing no respect to wildlife is the norm. for them. You just have to look at the videos on YouTube. I live in Scotland where some of us would welcome the wolves back but that would mean the end of deer stalking for the upper gentry where big money exchanges hands for a jolly day out. Let mother nature MANAGE the wolves & get rid of the trigger happy hunters.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 11:54 pm
elaine would you feed them if they were getting into your chicken coop at night? you don't have a chicken coop. thats the point sir walk is trying to make. i donot have any wolves where i live so passing judgement on people who are being bothered by them in some way for me is wrong. but what i'm saying is if those foxes were killing your chickens,ducks peacocks what ever kind of out outside animal you have you wouldn't feel so great about them being around you. i donnot condone the killing of the wolves for i like the animal very much. but i also donot live in a state that is over run with them either.

mary f (200)
Monday August 31, 2009, 1:54 am
wolves have no chance against people with guns why do some people just want to shoot animals?

Gudrun D (447)
Monday August 31, 2009, 6:21 am
Have you all looked and seen the price that they get on Ebay for a wolf pelt? This is about money and the lust for money makes them blind, which would be really nice if they all did lose their sight at the time of pulling the trigger. Thanks Tom.

Mark G (36)
Monday August 31, 2009, 12:34 pm
Just want to point out that if you do feed a wild predator you have pretty much condemned them to death. Feeding wolves, bears, etc can cause them to lose their fear of humans and makes it very likely that at some point the wildlife control people will have to euthanize them. Because of this, feeding wild predators is illegal in most places.
As far as dogs being mistakenly shot, you should realize that coyotes look a lot more like dogs than wolves do and it is legal to shoot coyotes anytime in Idaho (and many other states).

Sandra S (93)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 2:12 pm
I went to site and read all the comments as of 3:00 MDT and some I agreed with and some I didn't. Idaho is a very big hunting state and it was very difficult to comment, but I did. Not sure if I will see a response but spoke my mind. We will have to have a whole mindset that needs to change for hunters to see our side of the story and there is always two side to every story!! Thanks Tom

MmAway M (522)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 5:04 pm
Gudrun...tried to send you a green star for your comment...lose sight when they pull the trigger, that is a perfect idea...

May they all end up shooting themselves in the foot, or you know what...and for that last remark...sorry to all of your guys out there!!!

And...not to be partial, I do know there are probably some gun happy women out there and they can get their buck shot in the A-S-S.

David B (34)
Monday September 7, 2009, 4:36 am
so i guess there be over 2000 slimeballs in that state that are being bothered by wolves,cause that's apparently how many permits were sold.ya right.this is just wanton slaughter!! just a need to kill and see innocent animals blood run.and if you live in the rual part of that state,you should be aware of the wolf population there and learn to live with it,not slaughter them.there is no excuse big enough to condone what the state has allowed.and i'm sorry but this is one time i can't agree with the two sides excuse,cause i only see the two sides as life or death to the wolves,not really much of a choice is it!!
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