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Old 01-18-2016, 12:13 AM
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It seems the Mexican wolf has been reintroduced to some parts of Arizona and New Mexico states... I can understand that from the prospective that part of the country was the last places for them to disappear from..

Now there are issues about bringing them back to Colorado and Utah..
Stock growers have concerns with that I'm sure...

I can tell you, here in the far north, if you see a 400lb dairy calf being raised to replace an older cow in a small dairy herd that has been attacked by one or more wolves.... You won't forget it.. And you will know it in an instant if you see it again.. About 99.9% of the weekend cabin people from Milwaukee or Minneapolis that come around here would not know a Mexican wolf from a local wolf if they seen them side by side... They just want to be able to say they saw one, or more, on there weekend at the cabin 2-3 times a year...

They don't have to live with them 24/7...

Actually... The local wolves would likely see a Mexican wolf as a snack..
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:26 AM
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.... About 99.9% of the weekend cabin people from Milwaukee or Minneapolis that come around here would not know a Mexican wolf from a local wolf if they seen them side by side... l
You're right about that. Whereas, we experienced outdoorsmen know to look for the straw sombrero and serape of the Mexican variety.... always a dead give-away.

It's one thing to buy new property and move into an area where predators had been re-introduced already..you know what you're getting into. But to be situated for a time and then have them forced on you may be a different matter.

It's one thing to be a stockman raising animals for market. A loss to a wolf will be covered by the govt compensation programs. But if you're homesteading and that lone 600 lb steer you've been raising was to be your food for a year, just receiving money is still very inconvenient at best.

I have mixed emotions about these conservation programs.
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sombrero and serape....... Local wolf licks his lips and thinks.. Tastes like jalapeno.... (bad joke, but couldn't resist)

NO.... No compensation for livestock loss.. At least around here.... Excuse being it could be anyone of several canine type predators.. That is why the SSS (shoot,shovel,silence) predator control method is understood by those who need to protect livestock... So I'm told..... KnowwhatImean...

The local DNR periodically imports elk from TN, or KT (?) where they have an overabundant herd.. Many locals say "to feed the wolves"... Then they radio collar the elk to find the collars when they are dead, and to trigger the caution lights along the highways when winter forces the elk onto, or near the highway endangering drivers... But that is what the people in Milwaukee and such want... And what they want, they seem to get regardless of who has to live with it 24/7......
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