California agrees to study protections for gray wolfJASON DEARENAssociated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As California's lone gray wolf continues roaming the state's far northern wilds, officials Wednesday decided to launch a one-year study to see whether the species should be given state endangered species protections.The California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously in Sacramento that a "status review" study -- spurred by a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and other…See More
"Carolyn, I'm sure many people may agree with you on that . But, as Clint Eastwood said in his recent address at the Republican Convention ~ " We own this Country and the politicians work for us, and…"
PLEASE JOIN LIVESTOCK OWNERS, PET OWNERS, AND HUNTERS ALL OVER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WHO ARE WRITING LETTERS OF OBJECTION TO LISTING THE GRAY WOLF UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM RANCHERS IN ETNA EXPLAINS WHY THE WOLF IS BAD FOR CALIFORNIA AND PROVIDES THE ADDRESS AND EMAIL FOR SENDING YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION.--------------------------Cattle ranchers explain why the wolf is bad in CaliforniaSeptember 1, 2012Mr. Jim Kellogg,…See More
Oregon and Washington want to handle wolves on their ownBy JEFF BARNARDAssociated PressGRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- As wolves reintroduced into the Northern Rockies push west through the Cascade Range, the states of Oregon and Washington are telling the federal government they can handle it from here, thanks.Both states have already taken over the hard part, riding herd on the conflict between wolves and cattle in the eastern part of each state, where almost all of the packs are located, and…See More
Ranchers live in the shadow of wolves By MATTHEW WEAVERCapital PressLAURIER, Wash. -- On some evenings, Bill McIrvin will ride to the top of a ridge in the middle of his cattle range and let out a howl.Most of the time, wolves answer back with their own howls."I'm just up there seeing if they're into our cattle and which bunch of cattle they're into," he said.It's frustrating for the rancher, who raises 200 cow-calf pairs on 34,000 acres of private, state and federal land about a mile south of…See More
EditorialKevin Boon knows about wolves. As general manager of the British Columbia Cattlemen's Association, his 1,200 members deal with the predators all the time."We're really seeing an expansion in their population," he said from his office in Kamloops, British Columbia. "They're becoming what I would consider almost an epidemic."Estimates of the current wolf population in Canada range from 50,000 to 60,000, according to the federal government. Boon estimates that upward of 10,000 wolves may…See More
"The Fish & Game made it's recommendation this week to the Commission to consider the gray wolf as a candidate species to be listed to the CESA. The Commission is scheduled to release it's final decision as to whether the gray wolf will…"
Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012 12:00 amBy LEE JUILLERATH&N Regional Editor Herald and NewsDORRIS — Butte Valley rancher Bert Holzhauser said he believes state and federal wildlife agencies have been involved in a multi-year plan to build up elk herds in anticipation of expanding wolf populations.He said he’s counted up to 300 elk, a favored food for wolves, on his property. Holzhauser said the animals have destroyed fences, crops and other property at his ranch and predicted, “It won’t be…See More
July 27, 2012Fish and Game Commission to Address Wolf Listing in Upcoming MeetingThe Fish and Game Commission has released their agenda for the Aug. 8 meeting in Ventura . CCA had previously been under the impression that the Commission would, at that time, make a determination as to whether or not to list the gray wolf as an endangered species. We have come to learn, however, that the August meeting will only serve to formally acknowledge the receipt of the petition to list the wolf, and no…See More
hi, nancy as a new member of the group "wolves", i would like to share a letter to the editor which i wrote to the siskiyou daily. being computer-challenged, how would i go about posting (this letter) to this site?