Costner Disappoints us playing a Rancher ? Or Will it be pro Wildlife?

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Protect The Wolves™ has to Question why both Kevin Costner and his Publicist Perri Eppie are only mentioning the Boom to the Economy their series has added to Montana.

Yellowstone National Park adds MILLIONS!! Costner claims to have a love for the “REAL” Native Way, and a love for wolves, yet he chooses to play a Rancher?? Why is That, is he shedding light on the problems for our Sacred Species?

We have to ask if he has forgotten the way of the Red Road? Has Costner forgotten what he claimed to have loved, the Wolves, the way of the “People”? Playing a Rancher Kevin is not the way of the People! Perhaps had you or Perri even mentioned the Benefit of the Real Yellowstone in your article and the boost of millions it brings to Local Economies Surrounding Yellowstone National Park our disapproval would not be so Great! But We are concerned, have you Kevin have forgotten what you claimed was dear to you ?

We have been fighting to Protect our Sacred Species for a very long time which now includes fighting for a Sacred Resource Protection Zone surrounding National Parks,

DARBY — Actor Kevin Costner welcomed Gov. Steve Bullock Wednesday to the set of the new cable TV series “Yellowstone,” much of which is being shot at the Chief Joseph Ranch.

In the main living room of the lodge, decorated for the set with historic Navajo rugs hanging from the balconies and Remington bronzes on the tables, Costner and Bullock, along with writer/director Taylor Sheridan, discussed the pros and cons of filming in Montana.

Costner, looking relaxed in blue jeans and a dark sweater, said filming “Dances with Wolves” in South Dakota and “Field of Dreams” in Iowa changed the way those states are perceived. He called the new series “a postcard for Montana.”

“What a cool state to be the governor,” Costner said. “If something like ‘Yellowstone’ has a way of highlighting, being somewhat of a dramatic love letter to your state, we’ll be successful. The writing for it is superior.”

“But how’s the acting?” Bullock replied with a grin.

“Well, I’m being sent home right now,” Costner joked. “Actually, my community is on fire. But I do think something like ‘Yellowstone’ can change people, making it so they want to go here.”

Costner has a home outside of Santa Barbara, California, where the Thomas fire has charred more than 96,000 acres and two new fires broke out on Thursday.

Joking aside, both Costner and Sheridan noted the economic boost “Yellowstone” is bringing to the Bitterroot Valley as well as Montana overall. The Montana Department of Commerce estimates the production has paid about $100,000 in labor, plus another $1.45 million for lodging, supplies, props, location fees and other expenses — including $25,000 for filming scenes in the Capitol.

“We spent $500,000 on hotels and car rentals,” said Perri Eppie, the publicity coordinator for “Yellowstone.” “We’ve even stolen a few of your people and brought them to Utah,” where some interior shots are being filmed.

They’ve hired at least 63 people as drivers, technicians and production assistants, and an untold number of laborers to build fences, redo the corrals and arenas, and become extras for filming.

One company they hired was Rocky Mountain Homes in Hamilton, to add a front porch to the 100-year-old log home with river rock accents, because Sheridan decided he wanted the main entrance to be on the north side of the house. The company had to dig a large trench 6 feet down for the foundation, then build the deck.

“We asked them how long they thought it would take, and they said four months when I first asked,” said Ruth DeJong, the production designer. “I said ‘That’s not how we operate’ and they had it done in nine days. They were amazing.”

On Thursday, the grounds were buzzing with activity as Eppie took members of the press and state officials on a tour of the filming site. ATVs ferried people and equipment around, while riders put horses through their paces.

According to a press release, “Yellowstone” chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (played by Costner) who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States.

“Amid shifting alliances, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders —an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park. Far from media scrutiny, it’s a violent world of poisoned drinking water and unsolved murders. Yellowstone is an intense study of the modern West rife with land developers, energy speculators, assorted politicians, estranged family, and tribal players. Within this pentagon of interests, land lust is insatiable and love is weaponized.”

“We had a real bear chasing some characters — they ended up roping him,” Eppie said. “We also had six wolves out here” as part of the show.

Sheridan, who is a Wyoming native and perhaps best known for the recently released movie “Wind River, said he came up with the idea for “Yellowstone” and started writing it in Livingston in 2013. DeJong was looking for a site to shoot it in the Paradise Valley when she stumbled upon the Chief Joseph Ranch.

“I wrote a show where I wanted to be, and that wasn’t in California, but in Montana,” Sheridan said. “So I came up with a storyline I thought was relevant.

“I could have shot this anywhere else, but I couldn’t find this anywhere else. … I decided to make a financial sacrifice to come here.”

The solitude and scenery was part of that incentive, but the lack of tax credits provided in other states, as well as the remoteness of the location, was a challenge. Sheridan said he’s willing to testify before the Montana Legislature about the power of tax incentives for filmmakers.

“I took a funding hit to come to the state for this, so anything I can do to sweeten the pot would be great. But you’re stuck with me now,” Sheridan said, grinning. “But for the next one, and the next one …”

“Yellowstone” will air on the Paramount Network, which will replace the cable channel Spike in January. The show, which has filmed off and on in Darby, Helena, the Crow Reservation and Utah since August, will return to the Bitterroot in March to shoot some final scenes before airing this summer.

Depending on reactions to the show, they just might be back for a second season.

“It’s special to be here and do what we do,” DeJong said.

Source: Costner hosts Bullock on the set of ‘Yellowstone’ | State & Regional |

Wolves Need a Christmas Miracle

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 Wolves Need a Christmas Miracle!

We have the Attorneys, We Have the Research to begin putting 1 state in Court Each month when 57,000 Followers become paid Members. TOGETHER We can bring this Miracle to Reality for Our Wildlife Today.

Yellowstone Wildlife need our Proposed Sacred Resource Protection Zone, State Wildlife Managers like Martorello and Brown need to get removed from their positions based on their pandering to the Old West Mentality and refusing to Ignore Science as their Mission clearly states.

As One Voice, We CAN PUT 1 STATE IN COURT EACH MONTH! Our Attorneys  are Ready to start letting the arrows fly. Join Us Today before it is too late tomorrow.

The situation with our wolves is grave, the killing by poachers is escalating to an alarming rate, if we do not join as 1 Voice to stop this there will be no more wolf advocate pages because there will be nothing left to fight for!

Unfortunately it takes money and if you can afford just $5 to donate towards funding for lawyers fees we might just stand a chance! I know times are hard right now trust me and $5 can feed you for one day, I am not asking anyone to put a hardship on themselves, I’m not trying to lay a guilt trip on any of you, I don’t work that way. But if everyone one on here can just scrap up $5 then we can come to the table with a lawyer! This fight can not be one without one.

I know the holidays are approaching and families will gather to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas and this is a lot to ask of you all at this time but know this we can’t do it without your help!

They have the money they have the star power behind them and yet what are they doing? Yeah zip and as I type this a poacher has his rifle aimed at yet another wolf!!

Please find it in your hearts to help, help us stop this slaughter!
Thank you.
~Patricia 🐺

Northwest wildlife managers say they use lethal control, in part, to increase people’s willingness to tolerate wolves.

We here at Protect The Wolves™ would have to ask a prudent individual how they see this Wildlife Managers Statement. What sort of Individual would think that slaughtering leads to a willingness to tolerate? Sure if your an Old West Mentality Rancher that is too lazy to properly teach his herd predator awareness.

Sounds alot like CDFW where we reported a dead carcass in October to their only so-called Wolf Biologist that answered over a month later that he was unaware. People like him that refuse to accept the truth, then act on it, truly have no business managing the Publics resources!

Northwest wildlife managers say they use lethal control, in part, to increase people’s willingness to tolerate wolves.

Above Statement sounds more like they are only interested in perpetuating the “Old West Mentality” that was kill everything. Along with their recent actions of refusing to allow or invite public comment on issues like their new lethal protocol both in Washington as well as Oregon. Clearly their new slaughter protocol was put in place for special interest elected officials such as Dashiell or Kretz in Wa. Kretz who has been seen outright publicly issuing indirect DEATH Threats against Dr. Robert Wielgus.

WDFW is now blaming lower Ungulate Populations on predators, what a sad joke that they are pushing this off on Predators! Perhaps they should consider shutting off hunting seasons for everything.


Managing wolves in the West is as much about politics, economics and emotion as it is about science.

“Sometimes you view it as being between a rock and a hard place, or being yelled at from both sides,” said Derek Broman, carnivore and furbearer coordinator for Oregon Fish and Wildlife. “I like to say it’s balance.”

To balance the costs of killing wolves, ecological needs and the concerns of ranchers and wolf advocates, it’s the policy of both Oregon and Washington to kill wolves incrementally — starting with one or two at a time. But in making that compromise between preserving wolves and preventing livestock damage, they’ve taken a course of action that scientific evidence suggests could achieve neither.

Policies and practices in both states go against a growing body of research casting doubt on the overall effectiveness of killing predators.

Neither state follows recent recommendations from top researchers that their efforts to control predators be conducted as well-designed scientific studies. And neither follows the primary recommendation from the research most often used as evidence, which found killing most or all of a pack is the most effective form of “lethal control” to reduce ranchers’ damages.

Instead, some scientists and advocates say, Oregon and Washington are risking harm to the Northwest’s wolf population without ever reducing predation on cattle and sheep.

“Oregon and Washington may be playing with fire in their incremental control approach,” said professor Adrian Treves, who founded the Carnivore Coexistence Lab at the University of Wisconsin. “Not only is there very little evidence for the effectiveness of lethal methods, but there are more studies that find counterproductive effects of lethal control, namely that you get higher livestock losses afterward.”

Northwest wildlife managers say they use lethal control, in part, to increase people’s willingness to tolerate wolves. Treves said there’s little data to support that it’s actually helping shape public opinion to accept wolf reintroduction. In fact, Treves has published research suggesting otherwise: that government-sanctioned killing of wolves may actually embolden individuals to illegally do the same.

Source: Is the Northwest’s approach to wolves destined to fail?

Important reminder to submit a comment to Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commissioners

IMPORTANT: Only two days left to comment before Montana’s upcoming CWD Management Plan. Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks is taking comments about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Please send your comments by Dec. 8th, 5:00 pm MT to [email protected] There will also be a meeting in Helena Montana open to the public on December 7th, 2017. You can attend this meeting at your FWP regional office if unable to be in Helena.

Montana is now one of 24 states and provinces with wild cervid populations infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Ironically, there were two infected mule deer recently killed by hunters south of Billings, near Wyoming, within days of Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks’ release of its draft CWD management plan. The spread of Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD is spreading rapidly in Montana. Once contracted, it is an always-fatal disease that thrives in the nervous system of cervids (deer, elk, reindeer and moose). It can be passed on through saliva, urine, feces, spinal and brain fluids, etc. Similar diseases affect other animals such as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) which is also referred to as Mad Cow Disease. It’s also found in sheep, known as Scrapie. Interestingly enough, we already know that Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) — a sister disease to BSE and CWD — is capable of infecting humans.

Wolves have a unique ability to sense and exploit an ungulate weakness. They have a 100 times greater smelling ability than humans. They would prefer to kill an unhealthy ungulate then risk injury from a  healthy ungulate. Wolves strengthen elk and deer populations because wolves target mostly weak members of a pack, they reduce the number of inferior and injured elk and deer, allowing only the strongest gene pools to repopulate. With the eradication of wolves and other Apex predators many years ago allowed or at least contributed to giving CWD a foothold and spread.

Montana should take this very seriously. Will they consider the fact that the spreading of CWD will threaten tourism, hunting, outfitting and other outdoor related activities?

It would be financially beneficial to all interested parties to allow wolves and other Apex carnivores to assist in containing and controlling CWD.   Currently, Montana is over elk objectives in many areas.  Wolves are virtually being hunted with no quotas by bloodthirsty sociopaths that enjoy this sort of ‘sport’. What else must happen before this state realizes what a huge mistake is being made by allowing wolves to be slaughtered?


It’s time to let wolves and other carnivores be part of the solution. They can remove infected ungulates and the department spends no funding that will help contain and prevent the spread of CWD.  Please be polite and email comment:

[email protected]

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