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Re: “Grisly Images, Threats Fan Flames of Debate

You can read one trapper's original post at wildwolves.homeip.net/bloodtrap.htm. This is a google cache of a "trapperman.com" forum post. The photos were removed presumably by the poster. You can see two of the photos (graphic images) at wildwolves.homeip.net/Statement-on-humanit…. Judging from the amount of blood in the snow and the pattern thereof, that wolf could have been in that trap for some time.

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Posted by RHobson on 04/03/2012 at 6:35 PM

Re: “A Too-True Wolf Tale

It's an appropriate time for this to appear, what with Idaho ready to pass the "Idaho Wolf Management Plan." Interesting note; the name was changed from the "Idaho Wolf Harvest Plan." It mentions possible use of poison, traps an aerial gunning to wipe out 70 percent or more of Idaho's present wolf population. While Idaho conservation groups took part in a "stakeholder" group run by the Idaho Fish and Game, neither the Idaho Conservation League nor Defenders of Wildlife accept the current plan. You can comment against the Idaho Wolf "Management" plan, and view information as to why delisting is currently a bad idea, at http://our.idahowolves.org. -RIck Hobson Boise

Posted by Rick Hobson on 12/01/2007 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Call of the Wild

Brilliant. Completely brilliant. I'll chip into the fund for the JD.

Posted by Rick Hobson on 02/18/2007 at 2:59 PM

Re: “The Wilderness Kill

My reaction upon first reading Bill Cope’s editorial was positive. A “I’m mad as hell and am not going to take it anymore” reaction. I have to admit that he put into print thoughts that many have had. Upon reflection and dialog with friends, my thoughts have changed a bit. I cannot speak to the nature of Ron Gillette’s outfitting trips. It would be logical to expect however that no two outfitters would do their job quite the same way, and that some outfitters respect and welcome wolves and non-game wildlife, seeing them as a draw for non-hunting tourists and photographers. Cope’s comments do a disservice to outfitters and the negative diatribe only serves Gillette’s purposes. If wolves are to be saved and protected, it will be through logic, science and public outreach. Bill Cope is correct about the tactics being used by Ron Gillette and his group. I can say with certainty that there’s a complete lack of science in Gillette’s arguments, and his rhetoric is filled with the same kind of venom found in… well, in Bill Cope’s editorial. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” I’ve followed Ron Gillette and his anti-wolf coalition for a long time, and my inner monster cheered at Cope’s editorial. To save wolves in a world where people need to work together to accomplish complicated goals, we must now beat our monsters back into the shadows. Rick Hobson Boise, ID

Posted by Rick Hobson on 02/23/2006 at 2:54 PM

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