An Open Letter to Colorado & Utah RMEF Members about Wolves

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  1. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    "If you don’t know already, some active environmentalists and animal rights groups are seeking to place wolves in your backyard. A year ago, we warned it was a semi-quiet effort that would place Colorado’s elk, deer and moose populations in the crosshairs. Now the pro-wolf movement is scheduling public meetings and using the media to spread its message."

    Full article here:
    https://elknetwork.com/an-open-letter-to-colorado-rmef-members-about-wolves/#/20/

    Better wake up and speak up now, and prepare to fight. If you're not willing to do that, expect to have what we have, and just in case there is any doubt in your mind - what we have sucks. Fight them. Fight them with everything you can, now, before you regret it.
     
  2. spaightlabs

    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Sporstmen pay the freight for wildlife conservation but we are mainly too uninvolved in how our money is spent. Inevitably our own money will be used against us to introduce the very agent that will diminish the wildlife we pay to support.

    Wake up people.
     
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  3. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    56 views so far and one response. This is indicative of how this issue has been handled by far too many sportsmen. Apathy will lead to fewer and fewer hunting opportunities.

    Whether you are just a waterfowl hunter, or a guy that hunts for fin, feather and fur, it doesn't matter. Hunters are "the" brotherhood we should be concerned about, and we should seek to stand together. The reason being is that at some point, the portion of the sport that you love will come under fire and you will want that support from your fellow sportsmen.

    This isn't chicken little and the sky is falling - you have access to data to see what has happened in other states where they have pushed to increase the number of wolves. You have factual data at your fingertips so that you can see what this has done to big game hunting in what used to be three of the best big game hunting states in the lower 48. You have the ability to see what is happening in the states where wolves have moved to from the initial release in Yellowstone National Park. None of it has been "good" for those states and or their sportsmen.
     
  4. ripline

    ripline Elite Refuge Member

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    It's a complete cluster here in Northern WI and the UP of MI. Deer numbers are hammered as well as moose in areas where wolf packs have established.
    The DNR will tell you they have minimal effect on a healthy deer herd on a large scale. However, on a smaller scale where a pack has established, they will devastate your deer herd!! Once the deer are gone, the pack will move on and it will take years for the deer to come back!
    We were promised that once wolf population goals were attained, a hunting season would be reintroduced to cull them back to population goals. However, tree hugger environmentalists filed lawsuits to stop the hunt. We here in WI and the UP are screwed!!
    The conversation around the restaurant breakfast table is SSS (shoot, shovel, and shut up). They are making poachers out of people trying to protect their livestock/dogs.
    GET VOCAL NOW!!! DON'T LET IT HAPPEN
     
  5. ED Vanderbeck

    ED Vanderbeck Senior Refuge Member

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    The squeaky wheel will get greased first so dont stay silent the tree huggers will scream very loud to get their way
     

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