Kibby 
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Re: “Fire When Ready

Thank you, Kevin Brown. It's nice to hear a voice of sanity operating off of facts, not emotion. The de-listing process needs to continue working towards a well-managed hunting season for wolves, and all this political posturing at the Capitol is no help. The wolves are here to stay. While there are different wolf subspecies in N. America, there is no difference between the ones reintroduced from BC and Alberta and the ones that have lived here IN PACKS and HUNTED ELK (and bison) for thousands of years. This is a critter that can wander for hundreds of miles, spreading its genes far and wide. (And even the Mexican wolves of the southwest, which really ARE smaller and live in smaller packs, prey primarily on NM and AZ elk.) A lot of folks have said they're afraid to go into the woods now. I say, HUH?! I'm a small woman who has spent countless hours working and hiking alone in wolf country. Seen a few, never had a reason to fear them. A few years ago in Alberta, a pack that had become accustomed to accepting food handouts at a local mining camp killed a college student. It's the only confirmed case of wolves killing a person in N.A.. So, okay, when I see wolves begging for doggie treats from humans down here, maybe I'll worry...till then, you have a better chance of dying by bee sting, falling tree, or tripping over your own feet in the woods than being killed by a wolf. It's time to de-list wolves in Idaho. But it's time to quit with the hysteria, too.

Posted by Melissa McKibben on 01/19/2007 at 11:02 PM

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