The Wolves are Coming, The Wolves are Coming
By Willie Swanda,
Here it comes, wolves in Colorado.
Even if you do not hunt in Colorado and you are a sportsmen you understand the impact that this will have on Colorados Big Game and future hunting. So, if you really care here is the call, the call is The Wolves are coming, The Wolves are coming. Reminds you of Paul the night the Britsh were coming.
Please take a few moments and send this on to as many as you can, spread the word. Yellowstone has its problems with wolves and lose of elk,deer and other prey base animals. We do not need this here!
Colorado May Be Next In Line For Wolf Introduction Scheme
DENVER — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reintroduced wolves in Wyoming and Arizona. Colorado may be next.
The Rocky Mountain News reports that federal officials are considering reintroducing wolves in the Weminuche Wilderness Area of southwestern Colorado Even without federal help, wolves may return to the Rocky Mountain state within the next decade.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials report a wolf sighting in southwest Wyoming, about 40 miles north of Craig, Colo. It was believed to be a wolf from one of the packs in Yellowstone National Park, though game and fish department officials say it could have been a crossbred wolf-dog that had been abandoned in the area.
Animals from the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program in Arizona have spread into western New Mexico. Federal officials say that program may be expanded to Ted Turner’s Vermejo Ranch in northern New Mexico just south of the Colorado state line. Turner already has wolves in holding cages and is working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife wolf program managers on his Ladder Ranch near Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Colorado residents are finding that the reintroduction of wolves could take place despite their objections.
Letter below by Ryan Benson
am sending you the official plan from the federal government to place wolves in the Southern Rockies. Every sportsman in America needs to see this plan. These plans will spread wolves into 97.5% of all elk in America.
Here is what they are doing: Baca National Wildlife refuge in Southern Colorado will have wolves transplanted in 2012 if portions of this plan are implemented. Baca is much, much smaller than Yellowstone. It is only 70 Miles from Northern New Mexico. It is only 250 Miles from Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Wolves can travel that far in less than a week.
Yellowstone National Park was used to introduce wolves to the Northern Rockies. Without your help, history will repeat itself this year in the Southern Rockies.
See the official plan for yourself at the link below (look on page 8, bottom of the first column where they mention the introduction of wolves in Colorado’s Baca National Wildlife Refuge).
Here is how you can help stop these plans:
(1) Spread the word: Send this email to 10 friends and ask them to forward this email to more friends.
(2) Join the Fight: If you haven’t already, sign the online petition to stop these wolf expansion plans click here.
(3) Take Action: It only takes 30 seconds to send a message to your representatives in Congress to stop these plans. Simply go tohttp://biggameforever.org/takeaction and click the “Take Action” button to send a message in support of two bills in Congress, S. 249 and H.R. 509, the Big Game and Livestock Protection Act. Without S. 249 and H.R. 509, it will be very difficult to slow down these plans to expand wolves throughout 97.5% of all elk in America.
Without a very substantial outcry from sportsmen and livestock owners, wolves will very likely be placed in Colorado this year. While attempts have been made to dismiss the use of wolves as “not the preferred alternative,” now that they are an official part of the plan, we are one very small step away from having wolves introduced into Baca National Widlife Refuge. We can’t leave this to chance.
Over 10,000 messages have already been sent to Congress to stop the plans to put wolves in the Baca, but we need many, many more. Especially from the 600,000 hunters in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.
We need all need to join the fight to stop this from happening. Remember, Idaho’s elk harvest has been cut in half by wolves. Wolves have been a huge burden for livestock producers. Without substantial changes to the underlying statutes, it is a bad idea to spread these failed policies to the Southern Rockies.
We are continuing to research this developing story. We will keep you apprised as developments arise.
Thanks for your willingness to join the fight to protect our ranching and outdoor heritage.