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Idaho wolf control board seeks another $400K next year to kill problem wolves


http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/jan/26/idaho-wolf-control-board-seeks-another-400k-next-y/#/0

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Kind of surprised they didn't ask for more. 

Thanks for posting.
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I wonder how many people will touch their nose to their screen trying to read this...

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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....
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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....

you can come over and buy a very reasonably priced wolf tag any time you want. you'll likely find however its not tat easy. wolf hunting and wolf control are very different things. give hiking back where there dug in a try some time and you may see why funding is required. money well spent...

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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....

you can come over and buy a very reasonably priced wolf tag any time you want. you'll likely find however its not tat easy. wolf hunting and wolf control are very different things. give hiking back where there dug in a try some time and you may see why funding is required. money well spent...

Agree, wolves are quick learners, I talk to a guy who trapped wolves in Idaho, he said the first year he did real well, the second year not as well and the third was even harder. It is said that wolves are 10% smarter then the smartest dogs.


44 wolves taken in first wolf hunt in Wyoming since 2013

"About 2,500 hunting licenses were issued, meaning 1.7 percent of the license holders were successful in taking a wolf."

https://www.eastidahonews.com/2018/01/44-wolves-taken-first-wolf-hunt-wyoming-since-2013/

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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....

you can come over and buy a very reasonably priced wolf tag any time you want. you'll likely find however its not tat easy. wolf hunting and wolf control are very different things. give hiking back where there dug in a try some time and you may see why funding is required. money well spent...

oh for sure.. have a 2019 combo hunt already planned~ will include a couple wolf tags... never know what will run by!
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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....

you can come over and buy a very reasonably priced wolf tag any time you want. you'll likely find however its not tat easy. wolf hunting and wolf control are very different things. give hiking back where there dug in a try some time and you may see why funding is required. money well spent...

and they use means and methods regular hunters cannot,  wolf control must be a function of the state with some aid from hunters and trappers.

Hunting and trapping cannot control wolves, only slow them a tad in small areas.
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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....

you can come over and buy a very reasonably priced wolf tag any time you want. you'll likely find however its not tat easy. wolf hunting and wolf control are very different things. give hiking back where there dug in a try some time and you may see why funding is required. money well spent...

and they use means and methods regular hunters cannot,  wolf control must be a function of the state with some aid from hunters and trappers.

Hunting and trapping cannot control wolves, only slow them a tad in small areas.

Which is the main reason the USFWS etc. fought to put the wolves in as a big game animal, no control.

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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....
How do wolves pad the wallets of LEOs? I can't remember the last time a wolf paid me? Or any animal to that point  :o

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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....
How do wolves pad the wallets of LEOs? I can't remember the last time a wolf paid me? Or any animal to that point  :o

WDFW employs numerous people just for wolves, I suspect that's what birddogdad meant.


funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....

you can come over and buy a very reasonably priced wolf tag any time you want. you'll likely find however its not tat easy. wolf hunting and wolf control are very different things. give hiking back where there dug in a try some time and you may see why funding is required. money well spent...

 :yeah: I imagine that money will be used for chopper time in the Lolo, that area is still in a predator pit.
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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....
How do wolves pad the wallets of LEOs? I can't remember the last time a wolf paid me? Or any animal to that point  :o
WDFW employs numerous people just for wolves, I suspect that's what birddogdad meant.
Employees just for wolves sure, but I know of no state that has LEOs just for wolves.

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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....
How do wolves pad the wallets of LEOs? I can't remember the last time a wolf paid me? Or any animal to that point  :o
WDFW employs numerous people just for wolves, I suspect that's what birddogdad meant.
Employees just for wolves sure, but I know of no state that has LEOs just for wolves.

This state has predator conflict specialists! They are for wolf/cougar/bear problems. The positions were created primarily due to wolf and cougar conflicts and are fairly new positions created since wolves were allowed to multiply. But you are correct, they are not just for wolves!  :tup:

Idaho has a whole host of people running around keeping track of wolves, but you are correct, the wolf bios and techs aren't actual LEO's, and the LEO's aren't only patrolling wolves.
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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....
How do wolves pad the wallets of LEOs? I can't remember the last time a wolf paid me? Or any animal to that point  :o
Funding i would think.The wolf loving community has been shoveling money in all directions for it.I am certain that the LEO'S have gotten their hands on some of it from either more officers or just new equipment to cover their areas either way it is funding.
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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....
How do wolves pad the wallets of LEOs? I can't remember the last time a wolf paid me? Or any animal to that point  :o

LEO's investigate predation on livestock-I was on a fresh wolf killed calf, LEO showed up to helped scott fitkin search for coyote tracks, anything but a wolf, they found a coyote track and came out with coyote kill. Even though there was fresh wolf scat and wolf tracks where the calf was first attack. So yep, LEO's do benefit from wolves.

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funny then need money to kill them.. I think most of us would do this as a free service if offered here..... but again, wolves are an industry created for all involved to pad wallets.. from lawyers to LEO....
How do wolves pad the wallets of LEOs? I can't remember the last time a wolf paid me? Or any animal to that point  :o
LEO's investigate predation on livestock-I was on a fresh wolf killed calf, LEO showed up to helped scott fitkin search for coyote tracks, anything but a wolf, they found a coyote track and came out with coyote kill. Even though there was fresh wolf scat and wolf tracks where the calf was first attack. So yep, LEO's do benefit from wolves.
Ok so LEOs do investigations, duh.

How exactly does the LEO benefit? They certainly aren't paid more.

 

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