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Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:44:10 AM »
Wow I never knew that.   :bash:   So much BS out there!


Wolves protect herds from wasting disease

Elk are the favorite prey of wolves. Because of this simple fact, many elk hunters view wolves as unwelcome competitors.

Hunting elk is actually dangerous work for wolves. Because they are often injured or killed in the process, they tend to be risk adverse and generally select the most vulnerable elk — the sick, elderly, incapacitated and the very young. Conversely, human hunters generally target the best breeding-quality elk and deer.

Based on a Health Canada advisory, this chilling article appeared in the Enviro News, Aug. 15 titled:“HEALTH ADVISORY: Venison, Elk May No Longer Be Safe to Eat — Study: Deadly Chronic Wasting Disease Could be Moving to Humans Alberta, Canada — Early results from an ongoing study testing human susceptibility to chronic wasting disease (CWD), a growing epidemic among deer and elk, has led Health Canada to warn ‘that CWD has the potential to infect humans.’”

Chronic wasting disease is an incurable, inevitably fatal illness that can affect all cervids: deer, elk, moose and caribou. It has now spread to 24 states, including Texas, and two Canadian provinces.

For eons, wolves kept deer and elk herds healthy. They are unique in that they can identify CWD-infected animals which, to the human eye, show no symptoms of disease. Like them or not, wolves are our best natural ally for keeping CWD in check. They should be allowed to do what only they can do: identify CWD-infected animals and take them out.

http://www.tdtnews.com/news/letters_to_the_editor/article_1302284a-e068-11e7-8541-e38a7a914270.html
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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 09:49:29 AM »
 :rolleyes:
What can't they do?  I'll bet they beat us to Mars too.

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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 09:54:33 AM »
Turn a dozen lose in Washington DC and another over in Olympia.   THey should be able to smell out the "Chronic Waste" there and gobble it up
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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 09:59:43 AM »
 :chuckle:

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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 10:13:47 AM »
 :chuckle:
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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 10:26:28 AM »
Perhaps someone could start a GO-Fund me account to get them shipped.   :chuckle:

Turn a dozen lose in Washington DC and another over in Olympia.   THey should be able to smell out the "Chronic Waste" there and gobble it up
« Last Edit: December 15, 2017, 11:40:01 AM by Ridgeratt »

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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 11:19:24 AM »
maybe they also cure male pattern baldness.

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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 11:50:31 AM »
More fake news :bash: That the antis will eat up.
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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2017, 11:59:35 AM »
I really want to know where these clowns come up with this krap at!!! Maybe us hunters need to put out fake news to counter act.
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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2017, 12:19:51 PM »
This article and the other article about wolves not affecting deer and elk numbers that was floating around earlier have an uneducated vibe to them. Like a 10 year that thinks they know all about wolves from the books they read.
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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2017, 12:27:53 PM »
wolves are going to cure hoof rot too folks  :tup:






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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2017, 12:45:33 PM »
Theres no wolves on the west side yet dont you know
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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2017, 02:39:18 PM »
I'm more interested in Canada's evidence that CW is dangerous to humans
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Re: Wolves protect herds from wasting disease
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 03:53:55 PM »
Hey it is kind of a proven fact.  Wolves kill lots and lots of Elk.  There are not enough Elk to be in large herds.   There are less herds with CWD because there are less Elk and less Elk herds.  In the process of thinning down the herds they are likely going to eat lots of elk that are sick along with many other healthy ones.

That is how I see it, and it stinks.  Wish we were allowed to hunt them and shoot them.

 

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