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The Turner Endangered Species Fund is a virulent proponent of the "WildLands Project". Mike Phillips, Executive Director of the TESF said to an audience of 600 on 2/24/00 in Duluth, Minn (in summary) "the goal of wolf recovery is to drive 30,000 ranchers off public lands"  go HERE for more
www.orcattle.com
http://www.NaturesWolves.com

http://www.wolfcrossing.org/

Wolf Crossings, by Gila Livestock Growers Association. This is a website dealing with ranchers and wolves (which are coming soon to Oregon).

http://www.cowboysandcattlecountry.0catch.
com/wolf%20articles/wolf_history.htm

http://www.cowboysandcattlecountry.0catch.
com/wolf%20articles/it_really_is_politics.htm

 

Articles, Reports and Testimonies
 

Wolves on the horizon,  Jim Beers 8/21/05.

Livestock health: regarding Neospora caninum: Wolves have by
far the highest infection rate for the disease. This is a devastating
disease for cattle producers

Transmission of Neospora Caninum between
wild and domestic animals, UC Illinois-pdf document

 Recognizing and Preventing Neospora caninum Infections
Potentially Transmitted by Dogs, Coyotes and Wolves

 

    www.wolfcrossing.org  

 

* Workshops on wolves, livestock and people offered Nov 11-16

Wolf committee compensates ranchers for depredation, H&N 10/25/16. "...The compensation does not include veterinary bills or other costs...During discussion, Nicholson emphasized the payments do not consider weight losses caused by stress among cattle when they are threatened by wolves..."

Wolf prints_Fort Klamath

< Wolf prints found in early October 2016 on the Nicholson Ranch at Fort Klamath. Four steers have been attacked by wolves and died. Ranchers and wildlife officials concerned with the killings...

Fort Klamath: WOLVES - Wildlife biologists concerned about cattle killings, H&N 10/22/16. "John Stephenson, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wildlife biologist, (said) "What we're trying to do is stop it with non-lethal measures. When you have a flurry of incidents you don't jump to lethal measures."  "All three biologists said wolves pose no threat to humans."
Wolves Kill Teacher, Alaska Department of Fish and Game 12/7/11. "The investigators concluded that Ms. Berner was attacked and killed by wolves."
Student's death confirmed as continent's first fatal wolf attack, Chris Purdy, CanWest News Service November 02, 2007


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Also in H&N article above"(Fish and Wildlife biologist Collum) expressed surprise the number of wolves has increased so quickly, admitting, 'If you had told me five years ago we would be dealing with these kinds of situations, I would have told you you're nuts.'  KBC NOTE: Ranchers have been opposing wolf expansion for years, foreseeing the deadly consequences. See below:
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/25/14 - WOLVES in Siskiyou County - Jim Beers, retired USFWS biologist, wetlands biologist, refuge manager, and Congressional Fellow, and wolf expert spoke in Dorris, CA last week. More than 100 busy ranchers, farmers and fellow citizens, concerned about introduction of wolves, came to hear his presentation. He told about human deaths, dozens of wolf-carrying diseases, predation on livestock and pets. Author Holly Swanson spoke about how the green movement is destroying our environment, economy and education, and the agenda behind it.

Wolf killWolf attacks frustrate Fort Klamath rancher (Bill Nicholson); Four steer deaths confirmed by Fish and Wildlife, H&N 10/21/16. “This valley, with so many cattle, is going to be like a smorgasbord for the wolves. They’ll take the animals that put up the least resistance,” worries Bill Nicholson, third-generation owner of the Nicholson Ranch, where the deaths, verified by state Fish and Game biologists as wolf kills, took place...During the spring and summer, upward of 35,000 head of cattle are trucked to the Wood River Valley to graze on the nutrient-rich grasslands...“It’s death by a thousand bites,”...Wampler expects more attacks on livestock. “They will come back, that’s just a given.”

Wolf killed by poacher in Oregon has ties to California, Sac Bee 10/14/16. "...OR28’s pack is confirmed to have attacked a calf in the area in late September...the Rogue pack also has been linked to livestock killings in southern Oregon in recent weeks...The Center for Biological Diversity on Friday added $10,000 to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing OR28..."

Three wolf attacks confirmed near Fort Klamath, H&N 10/11/16. "the first attack occurred Oct. 2 against an 800-pound calf, who was found dead the next day by a ranch hand who said he saw three wolves feeding on the carcass. The second attack was on Oct. 4 and resulted in the death of a 600-pound calf. The third attack took place Wednesday night against a 300-pound calf..."

Second wolf attack being investigated, H&N 10/7/16. "...ODFW confirmed they are looking into a fatal attack on livestock in the Fort Klamath area...."

Wolf attack confirmed in Lake County, H&N 10/6/16

Wolf or coyote attack on calf - why predators should not be introduced into rural areas for visitors to hear their wild howl. Short video by Debbie Bacagalupi 4/3/16. KBC News Wolf Page

Our Urban-Rural Divide Deepens, Senator Doug Whitsett newsletter 2/26/16.

Yamsi Ranch calving complicated by lone wolf on the perimeter, H&N 2/28/16. "about 15 calves had been born. Jerri said they are planning to birth calves from each of the ranch’s 450 female cows. What they did not plan on was keeping a 24-hour watch on the cows because of one very persistent wolf... the standard barrage of non-lethal wolf deterrents have not fazed OR-25."

Calf attacked by wolf in Swan Lake Valley, OR-33 the culprit, still on the move, H&N posted 2/25/16.  "He is the fifth radio-collared wolf to make its way to Klamath County."

Feb 15 wolf plan comments due

Jan. 21 wolf plan meeting-Yreka

Lawmakers seek to ratify wolf’s removal from endangered list, Washington Times, posted to KBC 1/17/16. "Eighty-one wolves now live in Oregon. State biologists recommended stripping them of the endangered status, saying the species is no longer in danger of extinction in a substantial portion of its Oregon range."

Endangered listing for gray wolf threatens livestock, Sac Bee 1/5/16.

Siskiyou County - Wolf Depredation Investigation Report Released by Cal Fish and Game, 12/18/15. KBC - at least one calf was killed and eaten, wolf scat was nearby, wolves were nearby and photographed, and CDFG calls the incident "probable." Read the report and see the photos.

CDFW Releases Draft Gray Wolf Conservation Plan; comments due Feb. 15, Yreka meeting: Jan. 21, 2016 12/2/15.

Environmentalists Cry “Wolf” Over Oregon ESA Delisting, Newsletter by Oregon State Senator Doug Whitsett November 16, 2015

Wolf or coyote attack on calf - why predators should not be introduced into rural areas for visitors to hear their wild howl. Short video by Debbie Bacagalupi 4/3/16

Wolf attacks three calves in Klamath County, Capital Press, KBC 11/6/15

* Oregon wolves removed from state endangered species list, Oregonian
followed by
* Wolf depredation: No lethal action planned for calf attacks. Wolf OR-25 believed to be perpetrator
, H&N 11/11/15. "Currently, the maximum penalty for (killing a wolf) is up to a year in jail and a $6,250 fine..."

Rogue Pack is growing, H&N 7/9/15

New wolf tracked to Klamath ranch, H&N, 6/9/15

* Klamath County Commissioners RESOLUTION TO DELIST GRAY WOLVES UNDER THE OREGON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, posted to KBC 5/17/15
* Klamath officials - Delist gray wolf in Oregon: Commissioner Tom Mallams taking endorsement to Salem, H&N, posted to KBC 5/17/15. "The Oregon Wolf Conservation Management Plan requires a minimum of four breeding pairs of wolves for three consecutive years in Eastern Oregon for the animals to be considered for state delisting.   In 2014 there were eight breeding pairs in nine packs, and 77 known wolves in Oregon"
* New lone wolf tracked into Oregon, H&N, posted to KBC 5/17/15. "He was the first wolf known in that part of the U.S. for many decades. A mate somehow turned up for OR-7 in southern Oregon, and they now have three pups from last year."

Tracking Oregon wolves, H&N 2/12/15. "...the collar was only expected to have a three-year lifespan...the 4-year-old collar’s signal strength is dropping..."

Second wolf reported in Keno Unit, H&N 1/28/15

New wolf activity confirmed west of Klamath Falls; animal sighted in the Keno Unit, H&N 1/14/15.

KBC NEWS: A property owner at Medicine Lake reported to KBC that he spotted a wolf (from a pack known to kill livestock, that wandered into California) in the Medicine Lake headquarters campground June 18th. Howls were heard in that location July 13th. 
From Fish and Wildlife on wolf at Medicine Lake 7/17/14 "While I recognize there is debate among some on whether or not other wolves are in California, we and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have yet to pick up any other confirming evidence that there are other wolves in southern Oregon or northern California."

Wolves worry ranchers. Wolf population increases by one third statewide, H&N 7/3/14. "If you see a wolf kill your livestock you can’t take any lethal means against it.”

Hearing What We Want to Hear, by Jim Beers, posted to KBC 6/20/14. Beers comments on Herald and News report by Lacey Jarrell regarding his wolf presentation in Dorris, Calif. Jarrell's article was "Worries about wolves; Wolf opponents list multiple reasons against reintroduction"   Beers is a retired wildlife biologist and refuge manager, government whistleblower, and wolf expert.

VIDEO: Wolves and the Environmental Species Act - Jim Beers, in Dorris, California May 2014, filmed by Robert Exter.


5/25/14 - WOLVES in Siskiyou County - Jim Beers, retired USFWS biologist, wetlands biologist, refuge manager, and Congressional Fellow, and wolf expert spoke in Dorris, CA last week. More than 100 busy ranchers, farmers and fellow citizens, concerned about introduction of wolves, came to hear his presentation. He told about human deaths, dozens of wolf-carrying diseases, predation on livestock and pets. Author Holly Swanson spoke about how the green movement is destroying our environment, economy and education, and the agenda behind it.


Written speech about wolves given in Dorris, California at a Town Forum on 18 May 2014, by Jim Beers.
 

Informing the ‘misinformed’ about wolves; reintroduction, recovery goals are backed by questionable motivations, M. David Allen guest writer, H&N 5/25/14

Jim Beers in Dorris 5/18/14: Wolves Beers is a retired Fish and Wildlife biologist, refuge manager, wetlands and wolf expert.... Jim Beers biography

Kitzhaber signs 'last resort' wolf-killing bill, San Francisco Chronicle, posted to KBC 7/22/13. "Ranchers will get new rights to shoot wolves that they see attacking their herd, but only if the attacks have become chronic and the ranchers can show they've taken nonlethal steps to try and stop them." KBC NOTE: Oregonians may not shoot a wolf killing their calves, ponies, puppies, chickens, lambs, unless they have completed a multitude of documentation and deeds.

Ore. panel OKs ‘last resort’ wolf killing rule;  Current rules require proof that ranchers took nonlethal steps first, H&N, posted to KBC 7/14/13. 

Tailoring wolf "science" to justify political ends, by Jim Beers,  a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow, posted 12/5/12.

Walloping Washington Wolves, by Jim Beers, posted to KBC 11/19/12. "...it is tough, especially in these states where the urban majorities and state bureaucracies are more and more used to imposing harmful conditions on rural minorities. There aren’t any quick and easy answers here because everyone (like Germans in the 1930’s) has been hiding in the hope that things would soon get better, only they have only gotten worse."
followed by
The Never Ending Fairytale, by Jim Beers, posted to KBC 11/19/12. "Wolves are spreading anthrax that periodically shows up in isolated locations all around where the wolves roam."

Calif. wolf comments due Sept 31

Siskiyou County's letter to the Fish and Game Commission on the proposed wolf listing posted to KBC 9/26/12.

Letter to Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors from Siskiyou ranchers Re: Petition to List Gray Wolf Under California’s Endangered Species Act, posted to KBC 9/22/12

Soon-to-be former Siskiyou Supervisor Cook insults ranchers of "big bad wolf hysteria", preceded by response by local ranchers Woodson and Young, 9/20/12. "

Washington Wolf Attacks Mount, Capital Press, posted to KBC 9/20/12. "The wolves in the Wedge Wolf Pack are now dining almost exclusively on beef...They've taken all the game in this area and are just living on these cattle. McIrvin estimated the cost to his operation is approaching $100,000 in cattle kills, weight loss, injuries, extra labor and low conception rate. The department has $50,000 allotted for compensation to ranchers, $5,000 per ranch."

Tailoring wolf "science" to justify political ends, by Jim Beers,  a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow.

Wallawa County Wolves video

Wolf Collateral Damage, by Jess Carey, County Wolf Interaction Investigator, posted to KBC 9/9/12.

Psychological Impact Study of wolf introduction by James S. Thal, Ph.D., posted to KBC 9/9/12.

Wolf listing to be discussed in Dorris, Group hopes to keep animals off California endangered species list, H&N 9/9/12. "The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Dorris City Hall"

Gray wolves in California; an evaluation of historical information, current information, current conditions, potential natural recolonization and management implications, Cal. Dept. of Fish and Game Dec. 2011, posted to KBC 9/2/12.

Petition to the Calif. Fish and Game Commission by CBD / Center For Biological Diversity to list grey wolves as endangered in Calif,  March 2012. KBC Editor: One wolf strayed into Calif. this past year, so CBD attorneys and CDFG are gearing up with models, wolf habitat, studies and planting wolves by our children, livestock and puppies.

Ranchers live in the shadow of wolves, Capital Press 8/24/12.

Rancher, wolf battle escalates, D Chieftain, posted to KBC 8/24/12. "After an overall estimated monetary loss of $16,000, of which about $3,500 has been compensated, Hulsey doesn’t know if he can keep the business alive. 'Sooner or later they run everybody (the ranchers) down and they just give up,' Hulsey said. 'I don’t think there is any answer. Several have quit because of the wolves...' ”

(Modoc) County aims to take tough stand against wolves, Modoc County Record, posted to KBC 8/24/12.

Tehama comes out against wolf on endangered list, Red Bluff Daily, posted to KBC 8/24/12.

Wolf Delisting, Muley Crazy, posted to KBC 8/24/12. KBC: Earthjustice sued, and Judge Malloy "Made law instead of enforcing existing statutes."
Wolf Delisting, the legal battle part 2, Muley Crazy, posted to KBC 8/24/12.

WOLVES - Sustaining farmland no laughing matter, Christopher Young, H&N letter to the editor 8/16/12.

Two more calves found dead in Washington wolf country, Capital Press 8/16/12.

Wolf, elk populations a concern, H&N, posted to KBC 8/5/12.

(Modoc) County aims to take tough stand against wolf, Modoc Record June 2012

Wolf study probes effects on cattle, Capital Press, posted to KBC 6/9/12. "...the rancher was able to show only an 80 percent yield on calves... (he) estimated he lost between 65 to 70 animals out of 800 head, but he was able to confirm the loss of just 17."

Wolves - Stand up for rural California, Siskiyou Daily, 5/24/12. "OR7, the lone wolf “cash cow,” arrived in California in late December...The Canadian gray wolf was never native to this region. How can anything be endangered when it didn’t exist here?...Since re-introduction of the Canadian gray wolf, the money spent by the Federal Fish and Wildlife for study and management is reported to be well over $44 million."

Presentation of Wolves sponsored by Siskiyou County Ag Dept. May 10 at 6:30 p.m, Miners Inn convention center. 

Presentation of Wolves sponsored by Siskiyou County Ag Dept. May 10, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Miners Inn convention center. Expert Carter Niemeyer will discuss the potential impact of wolves on livestock and wildlife.

Northern Rockies wolf population rose in 2011, Capital Press 3/8/12. "The animal's numbers rose by more than 7 percent to 1,774 wolves, as state officials look for more ways to reduce the population...Montana had aimed to cut its wolf population by 25 percent in 2011, but the numbers actually rose 15 percent to at least 653 animals...That increase has prompted grumbling by county officials who say state Fish, Wildlife and Parks regulators aren't doing enough to take on the predator problem."

Lone wolf's arrival leads to protection petition, SF Chronicle, posted to KBC 3/1/12. "The petition was filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Big Wildlife, the Environmental Protection Information Center and the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center amid intensive statewide interest in the first wolf to enter California in almost 90 years... OR7's former pack mates have killed 21 cows and calves over the past two years. .." followed by: Protection for OR-7 sought after Idaho wolf is poached, California listing would create need for recovery plan, H&N 2/28/12,  ""It cited a 2001 study that ...the northeast corner of California could support as many as 470 wolves."  

As of yesterday, 2/23, Wolf OR 7 was still in East Siskiyou County. HERE for CDFG updates .
Wolf may return to Oregon, Medford Mail Tribune, posted to KBC 2/23/12

Bamboozling America, Wolves, by Jim Beers, retired Fish and Wildlife biologist, ....

Wolf ecology by John L. Paradiso and Ronald M. Nowak, posted to KBC 1/12/11.

Wolf worries, Siskiyou Daily 1/11/12. “There is no allowance under the law for killing of a wolf that is going after or preying upon livestock, but there is an allowance if there is a direct threat to life and limb for humans.”

< Information concerning the Canadian Grey Wolf by Jim Foley, presented to Siskiyou Supervisors 1/10/12.

Comments to Siskiyou Supervisors regarding grey wolf in California  by Jim Foley1/10/12. "There are 9500 dead elk in Yellowstone, no moose, 310 dead bighorn sheep and 1/10th the pronghorn that were once there." 

Wolf OR7 Enters California, DFG 12/29/11

Klamath Falls - OR-7 puts area ranchers on edge;  Should wolf predate livestock, Klamath County producers have little recourse under law, H&N 12/29/11

VIDEO: Wallawa County Wolves, 12/27/11. Ranchers tell about and show the devastation, maiming and brutal killing of their livestock by wolves on their property. (KBC NOTE: this takes awhile to load.)

Wolves attack Oregon livestock, Wolf from Eastern Oregon pack settles in near Fort Klamath, Some worry about effects on livestock, H&N 12/18/11

Collection of wolf articles and Siskiyou County resolution of predators, sent by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 12/11/11. "According to federal data, wolves killed 4,588 cattle and sheep across the Northern Rockies from 1995 through 2010. "The California Department of Fish and Game, for more than a year, has quietly worked on a plan to prepare for the eventual return of wolves. It expects to release the plan in January...Any wolves that enter California would be considered federally endangered, Stopher said."

Wolves Kill Teacher, Alaska Department of Fish and Game 12/7/11. "The investigators concluded that Ms. Berner was attacked and killed by wolves."

Wolves and the mess in the woods, Daily Interlake, posted to KBC 11/27/11

A Lone Wolf Travels Toward California, Cal Fish and Game 12/16/11. "Concerns about human safety are largely based on folklore and unsubstantiated in North America."
Student's death confirmed as continent's first fatal wolf attack, CanWest News Service, posted to KBC 11/15/07.
NEVER…a true wolf account from Sunday November 28, 2010, by James Beers

Collection of wolf articles and Siskiyou County resolution of predators, sent by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 12/11/11. "According to federal data, wolves killed 4,588 cattle and sheep across the Northern Rockies from 1995 through 2010. "The California Department of Fish and Game, for more than a year, has quietly worked on a plan to prepare for the eventual return of wolves. It expects to release the plan in January...Any wolves that enter California would be considered federally endangered, Stopher said."

Wolves Kill Teacher, Alaska Department of Fish and Game 12/7/11. "The investigators concluded that Ms. Berner was attacked and killed by wolves."

Wolves and the mess in the woods, Daily Interlake, posted to KBC 11/27/11

Ore. wolf hits Klamath County, 280 miles from home, Sac Bee 11/10/11. HERE for Wolf Page.

Congresswoman Candice Miller introduces the State Wildlife Management Act (H.R. 1819), posted to KBC 5/14/11. "...As a result of delays in delisting, states are unable to manage wolves and their population has exploded. Unmanaged wolves are decimating other big game populations such as deer, sheep, moose, and elk..."

Cattlemen pack wolf hearing, East Oregonian, posted to KBC 4/6/11

Congresswoman Candice Miller introduces the State Wildlife Management Act (H.R. 1819), posted to KBC 5/14/11. "...As a result of delays in delisting, states are unable to manage wolves and their population has exploded. Unmanaged wolves are decimating other big game populations such as deer, sheep, moose, and elk..."

Pogo was right about Wisconsin wolves by Jim Beers 3/10/11

Oregon Senator Whitsett bills addressing livestock predators: wolves, coyotes, cougars, posted to KBC 2/18/11

NEVER…a true wolf account from Sunday November 28, 2010, sent by Jim Beers 11/30/10. Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow.

The Leopards Spots, by Jim Beers, regarding Jamie Rappaport Clark's article: Interior Department's decision imperils wolves, Endangered Species Act. "This woman was the last Director of the US Fish & Wildlife Service that I served under.  She was the Director when AT LEAST (according to a Government Accounting Office Audit) $45 to $60 MILLION hunting and fishing dollars were STOLEN by USFWS appointees (of Clinton) and their "sock-puppet" USFWS managers FROM THE PITTMAN ROBERTSON AND DINGELL-JOHNSON EXCISE TAXES." 

Wolves coming to Oregon: "Hunting in Idaho every year, we have seen firsthand the effects of wolves on our hunting country. Although a couple of biologists disagree with me, I believe the Clinton administration's wolf reintroduction plan was on of the stupidest things we could have ever done. The attached Adobe PDF file contains a series of images and statistics elated to the reintroduction of wolves in the lower forty-eight states. Wolves have already entered Oregon and will remain protected until we have four breeding pairs in eastern Oregon for three consecutive years, and four breeding pairs in western Oregon for three consecutive years."

PRESS RELEASE Walden: Relocate wolves to nearest wilderness, keep livestock producers informed, 5/7/09

Endangered Wolves Endanger Livestock, 4/29/09, The Record Courier.

Ore. ranchers cry for wolf hearings, The Olympian April 17, 2009. "Endangered species laws forbid ranchers to kill wolves caught in the act of attacking livestock"

Lands bill includes federal wolf-kill compensation, Capital Press 3/31/09

Removal of wolf protections upheld, Washington Post, posted to KBC 3/10/09

Biologists say wolves are spreading into Oregon but without conflict, Oregonian, posted to KBC 10/9/08.

Sheep producer is angry 'the wolves win', Capital Press 10/5/08. "'We are close to 30 farms that have depredation problems this year,' Wydeven said. 'Five years ago, it was five or six farms.' ...'If you have a poodle outside your house and a wolf comes up and is going to kill him, what are you going to do? Are you going to stand there and watch? Or if the gun is in the closet are going to get it and shoot?' the farmer asked....The only legal way to kill a wolf right now is if one was attacking a human being..."

Letter to KBC from Paula Statzer on wolves, 10/5/08

Judge restores protections for N. Rockies wolves, Capital Press, posted to KBC 7/21/08

Wildlife officials confirm wolf pack in NE Oregon, Capital Press 7/21/08

Wolves are being planted by the feds in rural America. HERE is video of the Yellowstone Story, wolves and the elk herd, HERE for nice slide show, posted 4/2/08

NEWS RELEASE: USFWS: Northern Rocky Mountain Wolves Removed From Endangered Species List as of March 28, 2008

Slideshow www.saveourelk.com

12/19/07 - Letter to KBC about wolves from UK.
12/21/07 Response to Hannah from Paleontologist Gail Hildreth
12/21/07 - Response from retired EPA scientist Joseph Greene. Also sent by Joseph:
Something for Hannah to read!
11/18/07 - Rerun of response by Jim Foley to letter by Debra
*12/28/07 -
Response to Hannah from Laura Schneberger, www.wolfcrossing.org

Student's death confirmed as continent's first fatal wolf attack, CanWest News Service, posted to KBC 11/15/07. "SASKATOON -- A coroner's inquest has found that Ontario student Kenton Carnegie was killed by a pack of wolves in northern Saskatchewan two years ago, making it the first documented case of fatal wolf attack in the wild in North America."

Need funds for Carnegie legal defense fund, Agencies deny he was killed by a wolf:  by 10/24/07

Latest Mexican Wolf Update, News and Views, posted 11/15/07

Student's death confirmed as continent's first fatal wolf attack, CanWest News Service, posted to KBC 11/15/07. "SASKATOON -- A coroner's inquest has found that Ontario student Kenton Carnegie was killed by a pack of wolves in northern Saskatchewan two years ago, making it the first documented case of fatal wolf attack in the wild in North America."

PRESS RELEASE: Groups Seek Remedy for Wolves Impacted by Cows, Wolf Crossing, 10/19/07: “This is a backdoor attempt to permanently force out of business people who have created endangered species habitat.  These are the very allotments where habitat has been created by the rancher’s excellent livestock grazing management. The irony is wolves would not be on those ranches harming people, if the habitat were not spectacular they would still be in the wilderness where habitat is obviously lacking.”

Dear KBC,You have been very helpful to our family regarding our son Kenton's death (by a wolf). We are now asking if you would consider distribute the letter below to assist us with our legal defense fund. Kim Carnegie. 10/13/07

Please help: On November 8, 2005, our son, Kenton Joel Carnegie was attacked and killed by wolves, Oct 5, 2007

State, Federal Wolf Managers Offer Mid-Year Wolf Population Report, 9/28/07 Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife News

Reward Offered in Wolf Shooting, Fish and Wildlife Service 8/9/07. (KBC NOTE: rumor has it that there is a $10,000 reward for the guy who shot it).  

Wolf Ideologues & Responsibility, 7/30/07 by Jim Beers, retired FWS biologist. "On 8 November 2005 Kenton Carnegie a 22 year-old college student from Ontario was working at a mine in northern Saskatchewan when he went for a walk. Hours later his body was found at the edge of a lake in snow covered with wolf tracks. He had been chased and knocked down several times before he was killed and worse."

Dear KBC: Why kill wolves? 8/2/07

Have your dogs, kittens, calves, lambs, horses, children been eaten by wolves that the government placed in your backyard? If so go to www.wolfcrossing.org They invite you to submit information regarding your experiences with wolves, and they could use some wolf bloggers from your part of the country. 5/22/07.  

Amendment HB2295 to allow a wolf to be taken without a permit before it bites into the flesh of livestock, Cattlemens posted 4/15/07 WRITE BEFORE WEDNESDAY!

PRESS RELEASE: Ranking Member Rob Bishop's Statement From Today's Hearing On Yellowstone National Park Bison; "It Is A Bit Unsettling That We Are Devoting Precious Time Today To Readdress An Issue Which Is Driven More By Politics Than Actual Science" Steve Hanson, House Committee on Resources 3/20/07.

Oregon ranchers: Wolf delisting OK, H&N, posted to KBC 3/13/07

Gray wolves kill horse in Catron, www.albqjournal.com 2/1/07

Wife Clubs Mountain Lion That Attacked Husband

January 26, 2007

NBC4 TV

 

FWS: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing the western Great Lakes population of gray wolves from the federal list of threatened and endangered species and proposing to remove the northern Rocky Mountain population of gray wolves from the list. 1/29/07

Government Wolves Terrorize NM Family

1/27/07 Liberty Matters

Do you want wolves in your neighborhood? They are coming soon to Oregon; please check out the photos in the following article: A cattleman's perspective on wolf depredation, 1/27/07


Winter '06---2 day old colt

FWS action regarding NM Horse kill, 1/27/07

Feds won't kill excess wolves, Casper Star Tribune 1/22/07. "Wyoming is currently home to about 23 wolf packs outside Yellowstone National Park, 16 more than required under federal wolf recovery guidelines...State officials estimate it will cost about $2.4 million to manage the state’s wolf and grizzly programs during the year after delisting, and $2 million for each year after that." (KBC NOTE: OREGON! Plans are to introduce wolves in Oregon...have you the resources to manage them?)
Dogs killed by wolves hits record in northern Wisconsin, Business North, posted 1/22/07

Commentary: Wolves are not an economic or ecologic advantage for the region, by Jean Mallory, president of Wallowa County Stockgrowers, posted 1/21/07. "In Wallowa County alone, that would equal a $1,012,500 per year loss, just due to calf ADG reduction. This does not include unbred cows due to lack of bull coverage, reduced cow condition, death loss, or injured animals."

Wolf Crossings, by Gila Livestock Growers Association. This is a website dealing with ranchers and wolves (which are coming soon to Oregon). Posted 1/15/07

Idaho gov calls for wolf kill, Houston Chronicle, posted 1/12/07. (KBC Note: perhaps after wolfs are introduced in Oregon we will have the same scenario to look forward to.)

Why shepherds need not watch their flocks by night, Sunday Telegraph, posted 12/28/06. "They are killing our living. Each animal they kill is worth 4,000 shekels (£500) and if you let them alone they would kill 15 to 20 head per 100 cattle. In the past two months I've lost six calves to them."

Agents, landowners killing more wolves, Billings Gazette, posted 12/6/06. "So far this year, wolves in the three states have killed 170 cows, 344 sheep, eight dogs, a horse, a mule and two llamas, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service. The kills - greater for sheep and cattle than any other year - are almost certainly higher than the numbers show because confirming wolf kills can be difficult." (KBC NOTE: wolf introduction is being planned for Oregon).

SHIBBOLETHS by Jim Beers 12/1/06, "Until we accept the simple and straightforward notion that we can have and indeed do have TOO MANY of this and that species, we and our children will remain hostage to these environmental and animal rights social activists and their radical agendas."

Raccoons invade California enclave, yahoo.com, posted 11/19/06. This is for entertainment of the rural folks wheret the urban gov't agencies have planted near farms and ranches.  

Thanking Russia Re: Wolves RUSSIAN REALITIES & AMERICAN ARTIFICE, posted Nov 6, 2006, by Jim Beers, retired USFWS biologist. (KBC Note: Wolves are not just an upcoming Klamath Basin problem, they are a world-wide human right's problem. Beers must be doing something right; our gov't is trying to ban him.)
More on Worldwide Wolves KINDRED CONCEPTS by Jim Beers, USFWS retired biologist 11/5/06

Battle line drawn over wolves, Denver Post, posted to KBC 10/25/06. "In the first 10 years after their reintroduction in the Rockies, gray wolves killed 505 head of cattle and 1,306 sheep, and the numbers are rising." (KBC note: wolves are coming soon to Oregon.)

Wolf howls prompt wilderness evacuation, Frightened Forest Service employees extracted, Idaho Mt Express 10/11/06. (KBC Note: Firefighters have died fighting fires when feds would not douse the fire because it could break endangered species rules for water levels in the lake. Ranchers have watched helplessly as wolves, planted near their ranches by federal employees to promote the species, have ripped apart their livestock, kittens and puppies with laws against killing the predators. However in a wilderness area, federal employees get airlifted by helicopter because the wolf howl scares them. ?)  

A howling success, Register Guard, 9/19/06. (KBC Note: perhaps the rural folks should write the urbanites in Olympia WA, the same condescending note about the sweet raccoons that they consider are terrorizing them--they just need to "do everything possible to help change people's attitudes and to increase their understanding and appreciation for these beautiful animals. Read the 'Cat-killing raccoons' article.

Cat-killing raccoons on prowl in west Olympia, The Olympian, posted 9/29/06, followed by Killer Raccoons Terrorize Olympia, Washington.(KBC Note: The city folks feel the rural workers need thousands of wolves so the urbanites can enjoy the sound of the wild. Deer, sheep, kittens, dogs, people, livestock have been mutilated by wolves. However it is pandemonium in Olympia when a few raccoons eat a few kittens, with "mourning and crying" Perhaps if a pack of wolves are released on their city lawns they will understand.)

Wild wolves again might be at home in Oregon Protected species - Biologists will try to confirm signs that wolves are back decades after being eradicated, The Oregonian, posted to KBC 9/11/06

Rancher loses sheep to wolves, Star Tribune, posted to KBC 9/5/06 (Wolf introduction is planned for Oregon soon: KBC Note)
Rule delisting wolves in Idaho, Montana imminent? Casper Star Tribune, posted to KBC 9/5/06

Judge's ban on killing problem wolves in Wisconsin, angering victims, Janesville Gazette, 8/29/06

IDAHO: Close encounter raises concerns about wolves, by Scott Richards - For the Idaho Press-Tribune, posted to KBC 6/13/06.

Predators Causing Big Losses to Livestock Farmers, Wisconsin Ag Connection, posted to KBC 5/21/06. "Cattle and calf losses from animal predators totaled 190,000 head. This represented 4.7 percent of the total losses from all causes and resulted in a loss of $92.7 million to cattle farmers and ranchers."

FIRE 'EM ALL  (about culling elk in Rocky Mt Nat. Park, and introducing wolves), by Jim Beers 4/27/06. "What is this about wolves being introduced to control elk? Doesn't the Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service and increasingly state fish and wildlife agencies (those that look to the US Fish and Wildlife service for their future funding) protest that the wolves "don't cause" or "aren't responsible for" the collapse of elk herds in the Northern Rockies? Are these different wolves or perhaps different elk?  Our bureaucrats wouldn't lie to us, would they?  When convenient "wolves don't depress game animal populations" and when convenient "wolves will control game animal populations". HERE for wolf page.

Wolves in Rocky Mt. National Park, by Jim Beers, retired USFWS biologist, Craig Daily Press, CO, 4/10/06

COMING TO AN AREA NEAR YOU SOON: Wolf packs must learn to fear man, Capital Press 3/16/06.  

Liability - From Indonesian Troops to Saskatchewan Wolves, by Jim Beers, posted to KBC 3/12/06. 

Oregon cougar comments by April 12
Comment period extended for cougar management plan
until April 13
, Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife,  2/2/06

Idaho seeks OK to kill up to 43 wolves, Seattle Times, posted to KBC 3/6/06 "The state says wolves have been responsible for 32 percent of elk deaths in the Lolo region since 2002."

Wolf protection is coming soon to Oregon; here's a story from Idaho: Vicious predators devastate herds and must be removed from Idaho, posted to KBC 2/16/05

Wolf hunt sparks boycott, Rocky Mt News, posted to KBC 2/19/06 "Alaskans, who rely upon moose and caribou to feed their families, have scored yet another victory in court against outside interest groups."

Wolves may drop off endangered list (in Rockies) posted to KBC 2/2/06

The federal government plans to plant wolves in Oregon; here is an enlightening read from Idaho: How Alberta wolves came to Central Idaho, New West, posted to KBC 1/24/06.

Ranching issues other places: Fish and Game backs wolf management plan, Boise Weekly 1/18/06. "Thirty-five wolves were introduced in 1995 and by 2005, an estimated 600 wolves populated Idaho from the northern Panhandle to southeastern regions."

Commission reviews draft cougar management plan, Comments by Feb 8, posted to KBC 1/17/06

Fish and Game backs wolf management plan, Boise Weekly 1/18/06. "Thirty-five wolves were introduced in 1995 and by 2005, an estimated 600 wolves populated Idaho from the northern Panhandle to southeastern regions."

Alaska aerial hunt of wolves declared illegal, Judge says rules weren’t followed, governor hopes to restart program, msnbc 1/18/06

Idaho may kill wolves to help elk January 10, 2006, Jackson Hole Star Tribune

PRESS RELEASE: Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Salem; The Commission will begin the Thursday meeting at 1 p.m. to review a draft management plan for cougars. 1/3/06

Whitehouse seeks to delist wolf,  posted 12/22/05

Despite extinction rumors, gray wolf remains protected, Bonanza 11/28/05

ODFW PRESS RELEASE: ODFW director announces departure, Director Lindsay Ball will depart ODFW to head the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, posted to KBC 12/8/05. "Ball has led the department through...development of the state's first Wolf Conservation and Management Plan."

Ranchers have no relief if wolves attack livestock, Oregonian, posted to KBC 12/4/05

Ranchers upset by approved wolf plan, Livestock owners want to be able to kill threatening wolves, Statesman Journal 12/2/05
PRESS RELEASE: [ODFW-News] Commission approves revisions to Oregon wolf plan, 12/2/05

White House seeks to delist wolf, Register Guard 12/21/05

State to proceed with lawsuit over wolf management plan, Billings Gazette 12/21/05

Go HERE for letter and photos by Julie Smithson

OREGON, BEWARE: As a solution to wolf problems to ranchers, Defenders of Wildlife "purchased and retired a 16,370-acre sheep grazing allotment in the Targhee National forest for use as grizzly bear and wolf habitat." Go HERE for more of their solutions

Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett's official comments regarding the wolf plan, 11/30/05.

Do you want wolves in your backyard eating your sheep, puppies, calves, and babies, and you will be a criminal if you shoot the predator?  Oregon wolf plan comments are due by Nov 30.

If They Would Only Eat Bison, New West, posted to KBC 11/29/05. "Hunters and outfitters in south central Montana continue to bemoan the dramatic—possibly as much as 50 percent—decline of the famous northern Yellowstone elk herd. They blame the wolf, which has greatly expanded its numbers since its historic re-introduction back in 1995. From the original dozen wolves introduced, the population has grown to 171 in the park, 106 of which live on the northern range."

Ranchers Balk at Wolf Plan, Outdoor Life 11//28/05

More comment time given for Oregon wolf plan, 11/03/05

Commission considered proposed revisions to Oregon Wolf Plan, 10/28/05

Service Concludes that Delisting the Gray Wolf in the Northern Rocky Mountains may be Warranted, FWS 10/17/05

Wyoming State Senator Enzi seeking answers for wolf, grizzley de-listing, 10/13/05 Enzi PRESS RELEASE

Commission votes to change (Oregon) wolf policy, Statesman Journal posted to KBC 9/24/05. "The removed elements called for the designation of the wolf as a special-status mammal under the game mammal statute, creation of a state-funded compensation program for livestock killed by wolves and allowing ranchers and farmers to kill wolves caught in the act of killing livestock." WRITE Oct 1 - Nov 4.

(Oregon) Wolf plan at final stage, Corvallis Gazette 9/19/05. "The final plan for managing protected gray wolves that migrate into Oregon will prohibit ranchers from killing wolves that attack livestock and will not include compensation for losses to wolf attacks."

Cougar Klamath meeting Aug 31

Idaho submits plan to ease wolf protection, Billings Gazette 9/1/05

Wolves at the Door, Banger News 8/30/05

Wolf sightings on the rise in urban Prince Rupert, Globe and Mail 8/27/05 "City officials estimate 13,500 people live in Prince Rupert. There are 7,000 to 10,000 wolves in British Columbia, a Ministry of Environment official said yesterday."

Public invited to comment on proposed cougar management plan--Klamath Falls Meeting is August 31.  

Counties try for consensus on wolves, Bozeman Daily Chronicle 8/28/05

State hoping to take over more wolf management soon, Twin Falls, ID Magic Valley News 8/28/05. "There are believed to be more than 400 adult wolves in Idaho, up from the 35 reintroduced to wilderness areas in the center of the state 10 years ago.

Rancher suspects wolves killed 28 sheep, Casper Star Tribune 8/24/05

Wolves in Vermont, Burlington Free Press 8/24/05

Wolf pack spotted in Boundary (County, ID), Hagadone News Network 8/18/05

Lots of howls likely as park eyes wolves to cull elk, Denver Post 8/1/05

Bears at the dustbins, wolves in main street as Europe goes wild,

Wolf plan will likely wait at least two years, Corvallis Gazette-Times 7/11/05

Commentary: Ranchers: the endangered species. Farmers threatened because of wolf attacks on lifestock, also face attacks from environmentalists who want to rid the West of ranchers, Albuquerque Tribune 7/6/05

Feds kill wolves in Farson area, Casper Star Tribune 6/29/05

Tucked in committee, wolf bill still has legs, Capital Press 6/27/05

Feds hand wolf-management duties over to Montana  6/25/05

Animal activists fire back in defense of wolves, AZ Daily Sun 6/20/05

Oregon Farm Bureau backs new version of wolf bill, Capital Press 6/10/05

Groups Seek To Restore Wolverines (Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands 6/9/05 Earthjustice News "The Endangered Species Act is the best tool we have to ensure that the wolverine does not fade into myth and legend, but remains a component of our natural heritage."

PRESS RELEASE: Democrats Block Local Management of Bear and Cougar Populations “Whether you live in a rural or urban community, we have to be concerned about potential attacks on children” 6/8/05

Board votes not to protect wolves from ranchers, UT Daily Herald 6/10/05

WHAT TO DO If You Suspect A Wolf Has Killed Your Livestock? Wyoming Dept of Ag July 1998.

Pesticide used to poison Idaho wolf, Idaho Mountain posted to KBC 6/5/05 "Use of this and other poisons is something a group called Predator Defense believes should be treated as terrorism."..."The killing of an animal protected under the Endangered Species Act is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and one year in jail."

Call by June 1 WOLF BILL

Wolf adds burden to busy wildlife agents, Capital Press 5/31/05.  (Our Oregon tax dollars at work! KBC)

Pesticide used to poison Idaho wolf, Idaho Mountain posted to KBC 6/5/05 "Use of this and other poisons is something a group called Predator Defense believes should be treated as terrorism."..."The killing of an animal protected under the Endangered Species Act is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and one year in jail."

Wolves and foot and mouth disease, Cow Calf Weekly 5/23/05

Oregon Cattlemen's Association, Oregon Grange and the Oregon Women for Agriculture were all excluded from Wolf Bill  HB 3478 negotiations, 5/28/05

Witnesses weigh in on wolves, capital press 5/20/05

FWS NEWS RELEASE: Information Sought in Suspicious Wolf Death,
$10,000 reward for information about individual responsible 5/20/05.

Wolf plan hits rough patch, Oregonian 5/19/05

Wolf "re"introduction: The trouble with truth, Julie Smithson 5/17/05.This contains many links to wolf damages.

Governor: Remove wolves from lambing ground, Casper Star Tribune 5/17/05

Wolf Resolution, Adopted in Convention at Redmond, Oregon  by members of Oregon Women for Agriculture, posted to KBC 5/30/05

Wildlife panel OKs wolf return, Denver Post 5/6/05

A wolf consumes ten elk in a year on average, Elk meat is staple food of Finnish wolves, Helsingin Sanomat 5/3/05.

Official invited testimony to the House Nat'l Resources Committee for the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, OCA, from Sharon Beck February 7, 2005

Petition in opposition to Oregon's wolf management plan by Lavelle Holmen 1/23/05

Baker County Takes Aim at Wolf Plan, The Observer, La Grande, OR 1/20/05

Wolf Resolution of Oregon Women for Agriculture, composed March 5, 2005.

Wolf Update, Speech by Sharon Beck to Oregon Women for Agriculture Convention March 5, 2005

Letter written after ODFW adopted their wolf plan Written by Sharon Beck, OCA Wolf Task Force, after ODFW adopted plan, Sierra Times February 20, 2005

Michigan to cull UP's growing wolf population, Free Press 4/27/05

Wolves den on lambing ground, Star-Tribune 4/27/05

Rights and Remedies for Wolf Control, Rep. D. Rice's House Joint Resolution 29. February 22, 2005

Senator Whitsett Says Wolf Plan Ignores Rural  Interests, 2/21/05

State plan approved to manage gray wolves, Bend.com 2/13/05

Ruling revives endangered status for wolves, Oregonian 2/2/05

The grey wolf and language deception  January 25, 2005 by Robert T. Fanning,  Chairman and Founder, Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd, Inc.

Letter by Julie Smithson to the Forest Service regarding introducing and protecting wolves in Oregon. 11/20/04.

Observations of Oregon's wolf planning, by Jim Beers November 15, 2004

Yellowstone is Dying: An Affidavit/Article to Secretary of Interior Gail Norton presented on our behalf by United States Senator Conrad Burns, 6/1/2002

Wolves and Hunting, by T. R. Mader, Research Director Abundant Wildlife Society of North America 1991

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