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SUPPORT PROTECT THE WOLVES   In 2011, the owner of Protect the Wolves began advocating online for the safety of not only wolves, but of all animals. Unfortunately, her current leased property is small. Due to the lease and the small size of the acreage she cannot expand in the current location. She wishes to expand so that she can provide sanctuary for many wolves, wolf dogs, wolf-hybrids, and other rescued animals.

2014 was a terrible year for the wolves. In Idaho and Montana alone hundreds of gray wolves were slaughtered and maimed in cruel traps during hunting season. Hunters and trappers have killed over 2500 gray wolves in the lower 48 states since they were removed from the endangered species list in 2011. For over 40 years, the Gray Wolf was a protected species under the Endangered Species Act; but, this protection was removed by legislative rider in 2011.

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20 years of wolf recovery with Carter Niemeyer

 

Carter Niemeyer

Protect The Wolves® With Carter in Boise

Protect The Wolves® would like to add that it was our Pleasure to Meet with the Man Behind this story on September, 24th.  FYI, when WDFW’s Donny Martorello agreed to a Phone Conference back in August, with another States Fish and Game Department we asked Carter if he could Participate. Carter was very Gracious to say yes, we appreciate his offer in more ways than can be described. However WDFW’s Donny Martorello appears more concerned with Killing Wolves than saving them as we suggested to him on multiple occasions. Apparently they truly did bring their Idaho opinion with them when Unsworth showed up. what do you think? Yes or no?

If someone had told Carter Niemeyer in the 1980s that he would become one of the country’s strongest proponents for wolf recovery, it probably would have come as a surprise.

    At the time, the Iowa native was working as a trapper for the Montana Department of Livestock and a district supervisor for USDA Wildlife Services, managing and controlling large predators. Eventually, he was chosen as the federal agency’s wolf management specialist covering Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. He was responsible for livestock depredation investigations and wolf capture and removal.

    He was eventually recruited by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to run the federal wolf recovery program in Idaho, a position from which he retired in 2006.

    Now an Idaho resident, Niemeyer has been a hunter, trapper and wildlife advocate his whole life—earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wildlife biology in the 1970s—though over the years, his attitude toward wolves and their place in the world changed dramatically.

    Wolves, he believes, according to his website, “add to the outdoor experience, and people who see or hear them should consider the experience thrilling. Wolves do not, as many believe, kill everything in sight, destroy their own food supply, or lick their chops at kids waiting at bus stops.”

    Since retiring, he has worked for Washington State University on livestock/wolf interaction research and in northern California on emerging wolf issues. His work has taken him to England, Scotland, France and Kyrgyzstan.

    In 2010, he published “Wolfer,” a memoir of his career. His second memoir, “Wolf Land,” was published earlier this year, and on Thursday, Sept. 29, Niemeyer will appear at 6 p.m. at The Community Library to talk about the state of wolf recovery in the U.S. over the past 20 years and sign copies of “Wolf Land.”

    The appearance is sponsored by the local organization Living With Wolves, and Garrick Dutcher, research and programs director for the organization, said that Niemeyer—with whom he has been friends for a long time—has a unique perspective on the subject of wolves.

     “He’s had quite the transformative career,” Dutcher said. “No one can tell a story about wolves quite like Carter.”

    Dutcher said Niemeyer has the ability to connect well with hunters and others who may have a dim view of wolves and tell them things about wolves based on his decades of working with them—having handled more than 300 live wolves over his career—things that many hunters might not want to hear, Dutcher said.

    “He tries to get them past the misinformation and the mythology around wolves,” Dutcher said. “We’re trying to find out how to help minimize the conflict between wolves and livestock.”

    Dutcher said disease, birthing problems and bad weather cause many more livestock deaths than predators do.

    “It’s hard to control the weather, though” he said. “Predators are an easy target.”

Dutcher said Niemeyer’s work is important because getting hunters to change their minds about wolves could help spur better wolf recovery efforts.

    “I’d like the nonconsumptive voice to have a larger say,” he said. “Right now, the hunters’ voice is the loudest and dictates wildlife management.”

Source: 20 years of wolf recovery – Idaho Mountain Express Newspaper: Events

Help us Save Wolves in Washington

Wolves need your support fast… Please help us before its too late to stop this next Slaughter

Thank you Tena Scruggs for putting out a truthful View… He was fertilized in Idaho….

I really appreciate your Thursday editorial, “Closer look needed at state’s policy on killing wolves”: The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s killing of Profanity Peak wolves almost seems like we’re talking about Idaho, notorious for its war on wolves, instead of Washington. But maybe that isn’t so far fetched.

WDFW’s new director, hired by Gov. Inslee’s Fish & Wildlife Commission, is James Unsworth from Idaho. A strong advocate for wolf hunting, he oversaw Idaho Fish & Game’s war on wolves (later ruled illegal), issuing 70,000 wolf tags in 2009 alone. An avid hunter, he’s involved in attempts to remove protections from Yellowstone Grizzlies. And he is now the head of Washington’s agency to “preserve and protect wildlife.”

His “leadership” has reverberated beyond Washington’s borders. Those wolves belonged to the American people and were on lands entrusted to all Americans. But against policies and guidelines, Unsworth’s department killed them to appease a taxpayer-subsidized, wolf-hating rancher who intentionally creates conflicts between wolves and his cows.

I’m left with two questions: With someone like Unsworth at the helm, where is the oversight? And is there going to be any accountability?

Tena Scruggs

Escondido, California

Source: Letter: With wolves, WDFW director ignores ‘protection’ part of job – HeraldNet.com – Everett and Snohomish County news

Profanity Peak pack lethal action continues

Looks like Ranchers are changing gears and focus in trying to get more wolves slaughtered from above in Ferry County area….

Washington wildlife managers say they are continuing to search for the surviving members of the Profanity Peak pack in the Colville National Forest, a hunt now on its eighth week.

Meanwhile, wolves in another northeastern Washington pack last week killed a calf, and a wolf was legally harvested on the Spokane Tribe of Indians reservation, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

WDFW’s plan to lethally remove the Profanity Peak pack has outraged some environmental and animal-rights groups, overshadowing other wolf activities in Washington this summer.

WDFW began hunting for the Profanity Peak pack on Aug. 4. The department has reported shooting five adults and one pup, though none since Aug. 22.

Two adults and up to four pups remain, according to WDFW. The department says it intends to eliminate the rest of the pack, but the pack is in rugged timberlands and finding the surviving wolves will be challenging.

WDFW has confirmed that the pack has killed or injured eight cattle and probably is responsible for five more attacks on livestock this summer.

WDFW’s policy calls for the state to use lethal control after four confirmed depredations, provided ranchers had taken steps to prevent conflicts between wolves and livestock.

WDFW investigators confirmed Sept. 21 that wolves in the Smackout pack, whose territory straddles Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, killed a calf, the department’s wolf policy coordinator, Donny Martorello, said in an email.

The depredation was the first confirmed attack by the pack this year. The pack fatally injured a calf in October 2015, according to WDFW records.

Also Sept. 21, the Spokane Tribe of Indians reported a wolf had been harvested on the reservation. The tribe also reported in July that a wolf had been harvested.

The tribe allows enrolled members to hunt wolves within the 159,000-acre reservation, with an annual limit of six wolves.

The Spokane tribe reported in 2015 harvesting three wolves in the Huckleberry pack, the only legal shooting of wolves in the state last year, according to WDFW.

Hunting wolves is not allowed in Washington except on tribal lands.

WDFW enlisted the USDA’s Wildlife Services to shoot one wolf from the Huckleberry pack in 2014. The pack was preying on sheep.

Since then, a federal judge has barred Wildlife Services from assisting WDFW with lethal removal, unless the federal agency conducts a more thorough review of the environmental impacts of removing wolves.

Wolves are not federally protected in the eastern one-third of Washington, where attacks on livestock are occurring, but are on the state’s protected species list.

Source: Washington wolf activities go beyond Profanity Peak pack

WDFW Commissioner meeting suggestions.

Protect The Wolves

Protect The Wolves® is seeking your suggestions

on which of their remaining meeting to attend. If we are able, We would like to attend both of these Meetings 😉 Let us know your thoughts so that we can begin to publicize the Event. We need an even Larger presence this time and I will ask all that Participated in the Last Meeting to attended the Important Commissioners meeting 😉 Their Slaughtering of our Sacred Wildlife must be stopped at all costs.

Apparently the WDFW Commissioners cancelled their September meeting on the 23rd and 24th….. Some would have to ask themselves why? Were they concerned that we were already in the area????

September 23-24 Cancelled Meeting
October 7 To be determined Conference call
October 21 To be determined Conference call
November 4-5 To be determined Olympia Meeting
December 9-10 To be determined Olympia Meeting

http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/meetings.html

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