Walley, Lets not hide behind private messages! This site has been "more than
patient with us"! (If we tried this on most other sites, we would be history)!
I have tried to to be civil with you even though we have insulted each other,
but hopefully we can reach some common ground like Idaho has been trying
to with the f&wl service. This mess did not "hit the fan" like it has until Wyom-
ing "refused to play ball"! Sure, I would love to go back to an Idaho free of
wolves...but clearly that will not happen anytime soon! Like the cougars &
grizzly bears we have to be wary of & (thankfully) rare...here as I have never
encountered a "grizz" in 20 yrs & only a few cougars in that time! But these
introduced wolves breed like rabbits & hunt "day & night" if they need to!
Despite the successful hunting season last year of 188 wolves harvested
that earned 500k, several million were lost due to the lack of hunting licenses
& deer & elk tags sold last year in the worst affected areas that showed a 90
percent drop in sales! (I have been lucky in harvesting deer, but elk are the
"holy grail" in meat quality) as they are 2nd only to moose when compared
to "prime beef"! (But, we have to enter a lottery for a once in a lifetime tag
for a moose)! (I ate plenty of moose meat in Finland thanks to my relatives)
But I would like to harvest one someday instead of the poachers that ruin that
for all of us !