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  •  It's hard to keep up with all the rule changing (0+ / 0-)

    The New York Times updated their article with the info that wolves were protected in the areas adjacent to YNP. That was because it looked like hunters deliberately set out to kill wolves as they leave the park. They may even be tracking the research wolves by their collars, since 8 - 10 of them were killed right after wolves were delisted.

    To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 02:04:38 AM PDT

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    •  The NYT has never been very good at tracking (0+ / 0-)

      what is happening with wildlife. I read everything they publish on wolves. Park wolves were significantly more susceptible to hunters as they were no longer fully wild. Yellowstone is a zoo, people feed them sandwiches for photos.

      Ten miles outside is hardly just outside. Much of the wildlife in Yellowstone has been eaten, the wolves get hungry. Other than making wolves easier to see collars aren't able to be tracked plus the pelt is no good. I'd say most of the thousands of hunters buy a license to reduce populations though, they dont' care about pelts.

      There has been so much ill will generated that the state legislature made a law that the division of Wildlife can never stop wolf hunting beyond the park's borders.

      You reap what you sow.

      How big is your personal carbon footprint?

      by ban nock on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 02:37:19 PM PDT

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