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YEAH...I WOULD HAVE PUT THAT DOE DOWN IF POSSIBLE...I KNOW EVERYTHING HAS TO EAT.....BUT COULD SOMEONE PLEASE TEACH THOSE SILLY WOLVES TO KILL THEIR PREY BEFORE CHEWING AND EATING IT..
I think that the people that are against hunting and trapping of wolves and other dangerous predators like grizzly bears believe themselves to be more evolved than other humans. They have a naive belief that we can live in a world without violence of any type for any reason. They also believe that we can co-exist peacefully with all fauna regardless of the dangerous natures of those animals. Using the example of the no infamous Timothy Treadwell. His mission was to adopt the rights of a species that had it known earlier that he was edible would have changed history by saving the life of a young woman who committed the sin of loving a mentally ill person. At the same time saving its kind from the bad press of making travellers think that most grizzlies want to kill you. People may have been on fence about grizzlies/brown bears before that but after that I can imagine there were alot more terrified people out there. How that all relates to the wolf issue is that apex predators which wolves are will eventually eat humans because there will be nothing more to eat in there natural habitat if wolf populations are left unchecked. All this low brow thinking has caused me to yearn for my beer helmet and a good scratch.
Everyone has their agenda, but some here are either PETA types or else they might be provocateurs whose posts are merely to get others agitated. Animals have to eat,and so do people. Are there too many wolves? Yes, 2 are too many, and not because I want their dinner. They kill livestock, pets and children. For centuries.
This was what Fred Bear was talking about when he said:
"I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the animal not only as a target but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature's ways of fang and claw or exposure and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow."
Sorry, but I'm taking the shot. The hell with the regulation. There's only so much a person can stand to watch when death is inevitable. End the deers misery. It's going to be wolf food anyway, why make it suffer any more than necessary.
ha! if you did that youd get sued!!! funny
check out the current issue of National Geographic to see the possitive effect of wolves being reintroduced in Yellowstone
This was a extreme lack of judgement on the part of the photgrapher!I'm all for nature..doing whats naturel but in this case i believe the doe should have been shot to spare it the disgusting and cruel death it had!It's not like the wolf wouldn't have comeback to feast!and for all the wolf killers,people are horrible judges on how many can be hunted,just look in the past.we have no clue when it comes to how many deer,wolf,couggers,etc to kill[licenses].hunt if you need the food,so you can pay the bills,and not be spending it all on food!
It's part of natures cycle but I feel that They need to let us hunt the wolves and keep them in check also.But the anti-hunting world wants the people to quit hunting period.But the predators need to be keep in balance also and the best tool is hunting.
hear is exactly why we dont need them repopulating the wolves in the lower 48, we as hunters and conservatists have finally got the elk and numerous other game growing in pop. Wolves as long as a increase in regulations on using dogs to hunt cats these animals are going to ruin it for hunters just so the tree huggers can have there pretty wolves, that is until there in there backyard
D&*# that's BRUTAL. Someone send this to P.E.T.A with a note asking how "HUMAINE" this was.
It's very possible that the doe was already injured or sick when the wolf found her.If she was sick he probably saved other deer from infection.Nature has her own checks and balances, you just have to leave emotion out of the equation.
Not pretty, but that's just part of nature's cycle of life and death....Curious what the anti-hunting folks would say about the photo sequence? Probably start a program to turn wolves into vegans...alot easier to stalk and run down tofu!
This is down and dirty. No storybook stuff.
Is that Dominic Standingbear?
Life is more often than not very cruel & merciless, not kind & mercifull like we would want.
Many times you see something like this and you say why doesn't this person do something to stop this. However we must realize that GOD put these animals here on this earth and by design they take care of policing themselves. If the wolves did not take deer, they would starve and the deer herds would over populate and cause them to starve. When GOD does something it is always done right, no matter what our human feeligs are about it.
I have seen similar results from coyotes eating the back legs off of baby calves while the calf is still alive. I wish I knew which state these photos were taken in. He mentions speaking with people from Minnesota and Michigan.
That wolf must have been really hungry that deers torn to shreds.
ouch! are u sertin she finaly died then cuz thats like rely disturbing if that hapend to me were i couldent stand and was being eaten alive i would have crawled into the river and drown myself.:(
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