Idaho Fish and Game illegally collars wolves in Wilderness

c0239-wolvesWhen I lived in Alaska, I spent several years working with, but not a member of the Wolf Management Planning Team, who were responding to demands from hunters and hunting guides to allow Alaska state aerial hunting of wolves in a mistaken attempt to increase caribou and moose numbers.

The meetings I attended were frightening gatherings of yokel rabid hunting advocates, playacting their “rugged individualist,” conquer-the-wilderness roles, replete with wolf head hats, aggressive demeanors and the usual lack of science based information on real life predator/prey relationships.

That died down, finally, and has revived periodically since I left Alaska, but I had the impression that some degree of scientific reality had come to the fore in our state and federal fish and wildlife agencies.

Turns out I was wrong:

Idaho Fish and Game used helicopter landings to collar wolves inside the Frank Church Wilderness

Source: Idaho Fish and Game used helicopter landings to collar wolves inside the Frank Church Wilderness | The Wildlife News

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2 thoughts on “Idaho Fish and Game illegally collars wolves in Wilderness

  1. There’s a lot of questionable management practices taking place right now with state and federal predator management: especially when it comes to wolves. In fact it seems to be getting worse as time goes on. Even researchers from Oxford are speaking out, in their own way. Here’s a summary of their most recent study on US carnivore management policies: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2015-12-18-carnivore-hunting-policy-does-not-always-align-science-say-researchers

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