Thursday, December 16, 2010

WILDLIFE EXTERMINATION SERVICES - IDAHO


USDA Photo

When ever Idaho ranchers have a wolf problem, they call "Wildlife Services", a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to kill them. A "problem wolf" is one that has killed any livestock. One calf killed may be used as an excuse for killing an entire pack of wolves.

They use two aircraft to locate and kill the wolves. An airplane equipped with a radio receiver circles high overhead and homes in on the wolves's radio collars and then a helicopter closes in and a Wildlife Services Agent (like the one in the photo) shoots them with #4 buckshot out of a 10 gauge shotgun. The last wolf killed is the one with the radio collar.

This is a taxpayer provided subsidy to the ranchers. This is what you get for your hard earned tax dollar.

This agency kills hundreds of wolves in Idaho and Montana each year. They kill millions of wildlife in the U.S. each year, and have the audacity to call themselves "Wildlife Services".

A RADIO COLLARED WOLF IS A DEAD WOLF !

2 comments:

  1. I hate to get political, but if the likes of a Sarah Palin ever gets at the top of our government, it will even get more severe. The audacity...exactly.

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  2. HMMM... maybe we should let sportsmen buy a license and hunt wolves to control population instead of pay a government agent to do it. Hey don't sportsmen do that with other game animals and it provides the MAJORITY of funding for ALL wildlife management and not just game animals. Sounds good but lets just keeping going to court with lawsuits.
    I do enjoy your pictures.

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