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Should the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service remove federal protections on gray wolves in the lower 48?

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June 13, 2013 9:58 am

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  1. PDSirin
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    PDSirin - July 30, 2013 11:27 am gloss over the fact that Montana isn't doing anything to protect the wolves so recently reintroduced into the Rockies and Yellowstone. If the rest of the nation followed Montana's example, the wolves would be hunted to extinction yet again. The use of traps should be banned entirely, the public hunting of wolves should be eliminated, and any culling of populations should be handled directly by the state agencies.
  2. steeline
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    steeline - June 27, 2013 10:23 am
    After what has been brought to the attention of the American public regarding the IRS, national security do you really think the Federal Government will do a better job of protecting anything in Montana. There is lie upon lie to the people. Montana people have done an outstanding job of managing our wild life. Lets just see where we go from here. The wolf is here to stay,it is just a matter of how many.
  3. 2buck2
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    2buck2 - June 17, 2013 7:45 pm
    Personally I don't hold much faith in the "People of Montana" protecting much of anything. Maybe I am just too cynical but given our history and some of our current events it seems we are much more interested in getting what we WANT right NOW than getting what we NEED in the LONG RUN. Not much for foresight here. People in Montana seem to want to repeat history rather than learn from it. Guess we aren't as smart as we think we are. Especially given some of our grammar issues.
  4. GreatWhite
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    GreatWhite - June 17, 2013 3:00 pm
    It isn't 'the people of Montana' that protect the wolves. They are under the "protection' of the states now. Who do you think 'manges' them? The 'protection' has already been removed from the wolves in the northern rockies and the great lakes areas. Hence the hunting and trapping. This will remove protections from all other states. With exceptions for sub species like the Mexican wolves.
  5. steeline
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    steeline - June 14, 2013 9:16 am
    The Federal Government can't control its selve, how in heck do you think they will better protect the wolf than the People of Montana can? America is broke where do you suppose their will be sufficient funds and management to deal with wolves or anything for that matter. If the wolves are managed by the states the chances are better than average the wolf will be well taken care of.

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