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  •  If you want wolves Idaho has a long standing (2+ / 0-)
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    offer to give them to you. You are welcome to as many as you would like. You can take them to where you live or bring them to Iowa and put them in the corn fields there where I'm sure they'd feel right at home.

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

    by ban nock on Sat May 17, 2014 at 07:34:31 AM PDT

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    •  We have them (9+ / 0-)

      and they are welcome , and wolves will never be yours to give away

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      by Patango on Sat May 17, 2014 at 08:37:00 AM PDT

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      •  I certainly hope that is true forever (0+ / 0-)
        wolves will never be yours to give away
        Wildlife is owned jointly by the people of the state they live in and are held in trust for the use of the people of the state. We've no wolves yet.

        In order for a wolf to be mine it would first have to belong to the state of CO, then I'd have to buy a tag, then I'd have to ,,, ahem, harvest it. Then fill out the tag and attach it to the carcass. Only then would it be mine and I really don't want one.

        Wyoming has offered to give them away free but that's quite a ways to go for something I can't eat.

        Good luck in Iowa, what do you figure they will eat?

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

        by ban nock on Sat May 17, 2014 at 10:51:36 AM PDT

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        •  Well (1+ / 0-)
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          "Good luck in Iowa, what do you figure they will eat?"

          This one just had you for lunch

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          by Patango on Sat May 17, 2014 at 12:07:23 PM PDT

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        •  Hog carcasses, cats & dogs, mostly. (1+ / 0-)
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          Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

          by FrankRose on Sat May 17, 2014 at 12:10:55 PM PDT

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        •  Apparently you don't know much about Iowa. (5+ / 0-)

          It's not just cornfields. There are a range of woods, brush and other areas.

          And wolves would eat the overpopulated deer. Because Iowa has the same problems with deer as is mentioned throughout the comments in this diary.

          •  The only 'woods' are called 'river valleys'. (0+ / 0-)

            There are no forests & there are very few places where you are more than a mile (half-mile actually) away from a house or road or more than 3 1/2 miles from a town.

            Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

            by FrankRose on Sat May 17, 2014 at 12:42:31 PM PDT

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            •  And? (3+ / 0-)

              Iowa is not simply cornfields as was preciously stated to which I was responding. It has a range of different kinds of ecosystems, including ones in which wolves could thrive as part of their range through Iowa to and from other states.

              •  Eastern Iowa is beautifully wooded (3+ / 0-)
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                along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, as you get further west there's the prairie, now longed tiled and drained and turned into agricultural land, gently turning into the Loess as it becomes the plains of Nebraska

                At one time, before the tiling of the 1930s especially, it resembed much more Minnesota for the number of lakes, and of course streams and rivers

                I can't believe someone thinks wolves aren't native, of course these are the self-proclaimed experts in everything from paleontology to global wildlife biology
                 

              •  as long as wolves were comfortable amidst farms (1+ / 0-)
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                and roads.

                People have actually searched for the most remote spot in Iowa and found it to be 1.5 miles from a road but with lots of motor noise.

                I'm sure you have a beautiful state and I've never seen dirt as good, but wilderness it aint. Lotta deer in those corn fields, 100K

                Another place I'd like to see wolves is Rock Creek National Park.

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

                by ban nock on Sat May 17, 2014 at 03:07:56 PM PDT

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                •  You & frank are lying whiners (0+ / 0-)
                  People have actually searched for the most remote spot in Iowa and found it to be 1.5 miles
                  But most people already know how much fiction u 2 present
                  Hog carcasses, cats & dogs, mostly.
                  As if franks diet is some how above that?

                  A wolf is a lot more healthy than a fat , hotdog eating , beer bellied conservative , mentally and physically , and they get laid more  

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                  by Patango on Sat May 17, 2014 at 09:48:52 PM PDT

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