Your voice is needed by June 12th 2013: Wyoming Fish and Game Taking Comments
…Dynamite, poison gas, gasoline and fire are just a few — but dens can also be collapsed to bury the puppies alive, and some have even staked pups to the ground so that the parents could be killed when returning to save their babies.
In the 2012/2013 season, the Wyoming Game and Fish set a quota of 52 wolves to be killed in the so called “Trophy” area. Hunters took a total of 42 wolves in that area before the season closed – Including the famous Alpha female of the Lamar Canyon pack, 832F and one of the pack’s Betas, 754M. This year, WGF has proposed to cut the quota in half, down to 26. The reason being? The wolf population has dropped so low in just a single hunting season that the state is concerned that the Federal government may step in and place protections back onto the wolves.
Another 41 wolves have been killed in the “predator zone”, which covers 85% of the state and allows wolves to be killed on site. No permit to kill a wolf is needed, and wolves can be killed by any method. Any wolf that was lucky enough to survive the winter and spring, mate, and live long enough to have pups now has to worry about denning. Unfortunately, in the predator zone, wolves are allowed to be “denned”. This involves a number of cruel methods to kill pups, and their parents. Dynamite, poison gas, gasoline and fire are just a few- but dens can also be collapsed to bury the puppies alive, and some have even staked pups to the ground so that the parents could be killed when returning to save their babies. Did you know that wolves don’t typically kill puppies that they find? They take them home to raise with their own — so even wolves from other areas may come in to help crying puppies. The predator zone also allows poisoned meats to be laid out for wolves, some people are even placing fish hooks in the meat to tear the organs of the wolves.
Originally the Wyoming Game and Fish department thought that most of the state’s wolves were within the “trophy” area. Even they have shown surprise to the number of wolves killed in the predator zone.
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Submit your comments to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department by June 12, 2013.
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Wyoming Game and Fish Department
3030 Energy Lane
Casper, WY 82604