Since some of my readers thought that I might have been exaggerating the role that the federal government has played in the ill conceived attempts to put large predators back into our environment (which is now populated with softer, hairless humans), I offer up some pictures with commentary that was sent to me via email last week from the “Colonel”.
“1).This is a picture of a pack of 25 wolves taken in the Weippe area in Idaho. Packs as large as 60 have been reported in the Yellowstone Park. Each one of these animals eats 24 Elk per year. This group alone will consume 600 Elk this year. That doesn’t even factor in the “sport kills.”
2)Think we are talking about a small animal? Think again! These brutes can reach a weight of two hundred pounds. The Canadian Gray Wolf runs in packs of up to twenty wolves. For every one animal they kill to eat, these Canadian wolves kill about three more just for the fun of it. The biologists call it “sport-reflex killing” or “lustful killing”. The Canadian Gray Wolf is a killing machine. These are federal wolves, as it was the federal government who introduced them into Idaho over strong objections. They told the State of Idaho that the wolves would be considered recovered when they had a total of 100 wolves in Idaho .
3).Now they have between 800 and 2,000 wolves and the situation is out of control. Idaho’s wolf emergency is a state issue. And in this situation, the State of Idaho has both a duty and the authority to protect its people and their property. House Bill 343 lays out the facts, the argument and the authority to do so. – Idaho Rep Phil Hart.
4).Can you imagine gun control out there, especially being limited to ten rounds?
5).This is not a good place to let the cat out. Make sure you are packing protection when you go for a walk in the mountains. You never know when a wolf pack might surround you!
Idaho is not the only state that is having trouble controlling the Wolf population, and this is alongside of the growing problem of grizzly bears in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho interfering with the Elk and Deer hunters. Life certainly has a way of imitating art, doesn’t it?