Creating a World of Wolf Haters — Oregon Wild

Creating a World of Wolf Haters

Posted by Rob Klavins at Dec 12, 2013 01:45 PM |

Filed under: Wildlife, Wolves
Creating a World of Wolf Haters

Even as the wolf was being cruelly hunted into extinction, humans did something only Homo sapiens can do: We kept the wolf feared, hated, and alive in literature – especially children’s stories (photo courtesy of Retron / Wikimedia Project).

We met Rick Lamplugh and his wife on the 2013 Wolf Rendezvous. The following is an excerpt adapted from a chapter in his newly-released book: In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone.

By Rick Lamplugh

From the United States to the United Kingdom, from Europe to Japan, wolves have been hated to death. I struggle to believe that humans haven’t always hated wolves. Yet some experts say that long ago — when we were nomadic and had limitless horizons — wolves and humans coexisted peacefully and even evolved together. How did we get from that to a world of wolf haters?

Creating a World of Wolf Haters — Oregon Wild.

Creating a World of Wolf Haters — Oregon Wild

Creating a World of Wolf Haters

Posted by Rob Klavins at Dec 12, 2013 01:45 PM |

Filed under: Wildlife, Wolves
Creating a World of Wolf Haters

Even as the wolf was being cruelly hunted into extinction, humans did something only Homo sapiens can do: We kept the wolf feared, hated, and alive in literature – especially children’s stories (photo courtesy of Retron / Wikimedia Project).

We met Rick Lamplugh and his wife on the 2013 Wolf Rendezvous. The following is an excerpt adapted from a chapter in his newly-released book: In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone.

By Rick Lamplugh

From the United States to the United Kingdom, from Europe to Japan, wolves have been hated to death. I struggle to believe that humans haven’t always hated wolves. Yet some experts say that long ago — when we were nomadic and had limitless horizons — wolves and humans coexisted peacefully and even evolved together. How did we get from that to a world of wolf haters?

Creating a World of Wolf Haters — Oregon Wild.

Managers aim to capture wolves in Arizona, New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Wildlife managers have resumed efforts to capture and remove from the wild three Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico.

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initially authorized the captures in August and September, saying several livestock kills over the last year were linked to the Fox Mountain pack in New Mexico and the Paradise pack in Arizona.

Efforts to capture one of the Fox Mountain wolves and the alpha male and female of the Paradise pack had been put on hold during the government shutdown.

With work resuming, environmentalists argue that removing the wolves will undermine efforts to grow the population. The federal government has been working for 15 years to reintroduce wolves to the Southwest.

Wildlife officials are also investigating the death of a wolf found in New Mexico in September.

Managers aim to capture wolves in Arizona, New Mexico.

Managers aim to capture wolves in Arizona, New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Wildlife managers have resumed efforts to capture and remove from the wild three Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico.

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initially authorized the captures in August and September, saying several livestock kills over the last year were linked to the Fox Mountain pack in New Mexico and the Paradise pack in Arizona.

Efforts to capture one of the Fox Mountain wolves and the alpha male and female of the Paradise pack had been put on hold during the government shutdown.

With work resuming, environmentalists argue that removing the wolves will undermine efforts to grow the population. The federal government has been working for 15 years to reintroduce wolves to the Southwest.

Wildlife officials are also investigating the death of a wolf found in New Mexico in September.

Managers aim to capture wolves in Arizona, New Mexico.

Idaho Governor Says Priorities For Year Are Wolves, Water And Wi-Fi | KMVT | Twin Falls, ID News, Weather and Sports | Idaho News, Weather and Sports | Latest News

What an Idiot Otter is……

Idaho Governor Says Priorities For Year Are Wolves, Water And Wi-Fi

By Paul Johnson

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI-TV) – Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s 2015 in his state of the state address said “wolves, water and Wi-Fi” was high on his priority.

The Republican governor Monday told legislators that those three things will be among his priorities for the coming fiscal year, starting in July.

Otter called for $2 million for a new Wolf Control Fund, something he sees necessary to keep the number of predators in check.

Idaho now has 680 wolves.

Amid a drought, he wants to dedicate $15 million for water projects, including final studies on a proposed dam on western Idaho’s Weiser River, as well as boosting water storage capacity in the Island Park Reservoir in eastern Idaho.

Meanwhile, Otter’s proposed budget includes about $2 million to sustain funding for equipping Idaho high schools with Wi-Fi.

Idaho Governor Says Priorities For Year Are Wolves, Water And Wi-Fi | KMVT | Twin Falls, ID News, Weather and Sports | Idaho News, Weather and Sports | Latest News.

Idaho Governor Says Priorities For Year Are Wolves, Water And Wi-Fi | KMVT | Twin Falls, ID News, Weather and Sports | Idaho News, Weather and Sports | Latest News

What an Idiot Otter is……

Idaho Governor Says Priorities For Year Are Wolves, Water And Wi-Fi

By Paul Johnson

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI-TV) – Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s 2015 in his state of the state address said “wolves, water and Wi-Fi” was high on his priority.

The Republican governor Monday told legislators that those three things will be among his priorities for the coming fiscal year, starting in July.

Otter called for $2 million for a new Wolf Control Fund, something he sees necessary to keep the number of predators in check.

Idaho now has 680 wolves.

Amid a drought, he wants to dedicate $15 million for water projects, including final studies on a proposed dam on western Idaho’s Weiser River, as well as boosting water storage capacity in the Island Park Reservoir in eastern Idaho.

Meanwhile, Otter’s proposed budget includes about $2 million to sustain funding for equipping Idaho high schools with Wi-Fi.

Idaho Governor Says Priorities For Year Are Wolves, Water And Wi-Fi | KMVT | Twin Falls, ID News, Weather and Sports | Idaho News, Weather and Sports | Latest News.