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  •  On the surface it appears to be a win, but extreme (10+ / 0-)

    controversy surrounds the organization so will have to wait to celebrate this.

    The act may turn out to be wonderful but the organization sucks otherwise.

    Family pulls award over Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's wolf policy

    July 19, 2012 6:15 am  •  By ROB CHANEY of the Missoulian

    The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has removed all references to its Olaus Murie conservation award after the researcher’s family objected to the group’s policy on wolves.

    In a letter to RMEF President David Allen, Olaus Murie’s son, Donald Murie, said the organization’s “all-out war against wolves” is “anathema to the entire Murie family.”

    “We must regretfully demand that unless you have a major change in policy regarding wolves that you cancel the Olaus Murie Award,” Donald Murie wrote. “The Murie name must never be associated with the unscientific and inhumane practices you are advancing.”

    The Missoula-based RMEF has filed amicus briefs in federal lawsuits supporting the removal of Rocky Mountain gray wolves from Endangered Species Act protection. In March, it donated $50,000 to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to fund contracts with federal Wildlife Services for wolf-killing activity.

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    by divineorder on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 01:42:53 PM PST

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    •  An example of how people like ban nock think (1+ / 0-)
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      * [new]  the animals on the land belong to the people of Idaho, not those in the US. All wildlife in each state is held in trust for the use of the people of the state. Not other states. Exceptions are for migratory birds and any Parks, Refuges, etc. though many Parks and Refuges are sensibly looking to states to manage wildlife as they are better at it.

      The hunters of Idaho are the ones who pay for the wolves, elk, and all other wildlife. Without the dollars of hunters it would be open season on everything all the time and there'd be no wolves or elk.

      ban nok


      Hey Wolf Haters!

      To me this diary title should be a classic example of how people can be manipulated in here , it goes from saying one thing , to being completely made up , not a real honest way to present things

      From what I can tell , people like this feel they own that land and all the animals on it , that is their over all view on the subject imo , the diary does not reveal this tho , why is that ?  

      Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers

      by Patango on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 03:41:41 AM PST

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      •  yes it's true, and has been ever since we've (0+ / 0-)

        conserved wildlife. Each state holds the wildlife in that state in trust for the people of the state for their use.

        Maybe get in touch with your own state division of wildlife and they can educate you more.

        You live in a city don't you?

        “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

        by ban nock on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 06:50:47 AM PST

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