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WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« on: May 25, 2020, 10:48:57 PM »
https://www.eastoregonian.com/townnews/medicine/wdfw-passes-on-culling-wedge-wolf-pack/article_f2a39d75-9743-5982-ac4d-9e8500a78e9f.html

WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack


COLVILLE, Wash. — Washington Fish and Wildlife said Friday it won't shoot wolves in a pack that has attacked three calves in eight days in Stevens County.

The three attacks in fewer than 30 days crossed the threshold for the department to consider lethal removal. The department dropped that option for now, announcing it is "exploring additional avenues for responsive nonlethal deterrents."

The three attacks were confirmed between May 11 and May 19 and took place in private pastures. Most of the cattle are in a 100-acre fenced pasture near the producer's home, according to Fish and Wildlife.

One calf was found dead, another died of its injuries and the third was treated for wounds.

Bites and tears, wolf tracks, signs of a struggle and trail camera photos provided the evidence that wolves attacked the calves, according to Fish and Wildlife.

Fish and Wildlife has placed flashing lights along the pasture. Two wolf-livestock conflict monitors from the Cattle Producers of Washington are assigned to the area.




Remember Jay Inslee called on WDFW to stop culling wolves, and it seems they have. 

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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 11:05:02 PM »
WDFW officers work for us...  If they cant do their job then they will be removed.   Inslee is a pile of communist shhiitt nothing he says matters.

Locals need to buck up and help their neighbor.  Period.  I don't hang with a single man thats not a Patriot and would protect this guys cattle at all costs.   You see wolves? Don't tell a soul.  Wolves kill your calf don't tell a soul. Just make the problem go away.  That simple.
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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 11:52:12 PM »
WDFW officers work for us...  If they cant do their job then they will be removed.   Inslee is a pile of communist shhiitt nothing he says matters.

Locals need to buck up and help their neighbor.  Period.  I don't hang with a single man thats not a Patriot and would protect this guys cattle at all costs.   You see wolves? Don't tell a soul.  Wolves kill your calf don't tell a soul. Just make the problem go away.  That simple.

 +1, it’s about time a “local” solution group was put together to address the issue. :twocents:

 Seemed to be effective for the Clintons!
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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2020, 06:31:51 AM »
This would be the 3rd time they have proformed a damage control on this pack.
How many times does wdfw have to attempt this before they learn it doesn't work?

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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 08:17:45 AM »
This would be the 3rd time they have proformed a damage control on this pack.
How many times does wdfw have to attempt this before they learn it doesn't work?

At this stage of the game a better question would be-how long before some ranchers realize calling WDFW only prolongs wolf predation on their livestock?

Have you ever noticed that the Okanogan doesn't have much of a wolf predation problem? There's a pile of wolves, but you never hear of any problems.

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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2020, 08:39:53 AM »
Calling WDFW for wolf predation is like calling the local PD on minor property crimes.  They don't respond in any real manner and all you do is generate a report for number crunchers.

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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2020, 09:11:40 AM »
I guess the attitude is pee on the Stevens Co. cattlemen in favor of a population 6 hours West who has no skin in the game at all. Liberalism in a nutshell.
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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 11:32:54 AM »
I guess the attitude is pee on the Stevens Co. cattlemen in favor of a population 6 hours West who has no skin in the game at all. Liberalism in a nutshell.

Or you could look at it the way the USFWS and WDFW and the fake environmentalists do, it's hard to buy up ranches that are still above water...

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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 12:01:20 PM »
Enter Ted Turner. :bash:
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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2020, 12:54:53 PM »
Sad but not surprising.   

Its despicable that people with no skin in the game are willing to let ranchers face this burden. 
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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2020, 01:03:22 PM »
This would be the 3rd time they have proformed a damage control on this pack.
How many times does wdfw have to attempt this before they learn it doesn't work?

At this stage of the game a better question would be-how long before some ranchers realize calling WDFW only prolongs wolf predation on their livestock?

Have you ever noticed that the Okanogan doesn't have much of a wolf predation problem? There's a pile of wolves, but you never hear of any problems.


I believe that some of the Stevens county cattlemen came under scrutiny when the wolves showed up.

I guess the attitude is pee on the Stevens Co. cattlemen in favor of a population 6 hours West who has no skin in the game at all. Liberalism in a nutshell.

Let the Westsiders feast on Tofu and Falafel. I myself prefer a rib steak.  :chuckle:

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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2020, 01:09:07 PM »
I guess the attitude is pee on the Stevens Co. cattlemen in favor of a population 6 hours West who has no skin in the game at all. Liberalism in a nutshell.

Hope that doesnt include all of us on the westside?

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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2020, 02:18:41 PM »
The wedge and the ranchers within are ground zero for the wolf fight in Washington, it's where it all started, where the very first wolves were killed igniting a firestorm.

As such it got very political and the ranchers came under heavy scrutiny.  One screwup and the state would love to get even, and make an example out of them.

That fight is still underway.

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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2020, 02:33:06 PM »
Locals need to buck up and help their neighbor.  Period.  I don't hang with a single man thats not a Patriot and would protect this guys cattle at all costs.   You see wolves? Don't tell a soul.  Wolves kill your calf don't tell a soul. Just make the problem go away.  That simple.

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Re: WDFW passes on culling Wedge wolf pack
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2020, 02:35:31 PM »
Found this the other day not far from an elk hunting area  :bash:

 


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