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Despite protests, wolf hunt to begin

November 14, 2013

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — During a lifetime of hunting, John Haggard has targeted elk in Colorado, moose in Alaska and caribou in Canada. Now comes a new challenge closer to home: the gray wolf....

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Yooper342

Nov-14-13 10:50 AM

Finally we can hunt the predator that needs controled. Too bad they are not allowing about 250 of them to be shot. Wolf recovery is a success story but it must be managed. I hope they increase the quota.

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Vauche

Nov-14-13 12:51 PM

I always find it funny how the "losing" side of a political football game always claims "they (the politicians) are bowing down to special interest groups", like these are some evil manifestation (they are, all of them).

Take Mrs. Nancy Warren of the National Wolfwatcher Coalition. Mrs. Nancy, isn't your organization a special interest group? I'm betting all would be right with the world if the politicians bowed to your special interest group.

At the same token let's all be a little bit honest. The wide public support for this hunt has little to do with farm livestock damage, unless you consider the whitetail a cash crop. I'm betting the state does.

I like deer but I also don't believe we should hunt wolves to extinction so I do hope we keep it honest and keep the wolf hunts managed on a scientific basis.

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arealyooper

Nov-14-13 2:58 PM

Hey if you bought a permit, why stop with just one?? They travel in packs shoot the whole pack !!!!

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EStacey

Nov-14-13 3:23 PM

When them Deer Hunters come bawling that the Wolfie Hunters are scarin off the Deer.. or tracking and shooting across their Deer Bait piles.. I don't wanna hear it!.. Who EVER in their right (Ungreedy mind) plans two seasons at the same time?!! It's all about MONEY..

Now, let's see how many Wolves are brought down and in for count.. Yeesh!

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budpg1

Nov-15-13 6:51 AM

A real yooper demonstrates perfectly why Wolves should not be hunted. It's always the paranoid Slob hunters who go out and target predators. The law- who cares. Real "sportsmen" understand the value of Wolves in a healthy ecosystem- they don't hunt them because they either hate them or don't understand them. Enjoy this hunt- the citizens of Michigan will make sure it's your last hunt

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arealyooper

Nov-15-13 9:52 AM

Hey bugpg1 it obvious to me that you do not have a clue!!! How many days of the year do you spend in the woods??? I have seen first hand the damage wolves can do to the deer herd. Why is it that the IDIOTS that are pro wolf, are the ones who never even go into the woods!!! It will not be the last wolf hunt, we still need to kill some in Delta,Menominee and several other counties.If the state does not want to eliminate some these wolves, then the hunters will!!!!

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BravesRock

Nov-15-13 11:56 AM

Vauche -- Very well said!

And to a real yooper, I have seen first-hand the damage cars can do to the deer herd. I will be writing to my legislators to demand that we be allowed to shoot cars on sight, due to the decimation of the deer herd that is occurring.

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arealyooper

Nov-15-13 1:52 PM

BRAVESROCK IF THAT IS YOUR ARGUMENT,THEN YOU ARE MENTALLY CHALLENGED!!

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BravesRock

Nov-15-13 6:49 PM

Yooper, it's called sarcasm. Look it up. The point is that cars take out a lot more deer than wolves do. I'm not opposed to the wolf hunt, nor do I want to see wolves eradicated.

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EStacey

Nov-16-13 9:27 AM

I had a six pointer leap out of the brush and try to dash across the road in front me me.. It didn't look both ways. >whack!< Dog Gone Dead Deer!

A wolf brings down a deer and 'other' scavangers eat as well - And while there may be 'too' many Wolves in places, and it's logical to 'thin' their number to help nature.. it's not 'logical' to put a season in with a 'limited' number, and charge $400 for a license to kill one. (most were sold below the bridge.. go figure).. Folks just want to KILL something..

Ok, season started.. where's all the reports of 'I got my Wolf' ?

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EStacey

Nov-16-13 9:30 AM

Nor is it 'logical' to use FALSE information to press an agenda.. Where's the "I killed a wolf and saved my dog" pictures?! I haven't seen on yet! - I see dozens of pictures of dead deer (with tongue hanging out).. but none of a Mighty Wolf Hunter holding the beast in one hand, the rifle he killed it with in the other..

Uh, how do you bait for a wolf?.. I dunno.. tie up a cat to a tree and wait?

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arealyooper

Nov-16-13 5:52 PM

The best way to hunt for a wolf is to tie Tom Casperson to a tree,drizzle with bacon grease, and forget to load your gun:)

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arealyooper

Nov-16-13 5:55 PM

estacey if you think the hunt is all about the kill,then you do not have a clue!! Why don"t you stick to a topic that you know something about!!

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