Friday, September 23, 2016
While we hear from so many nimrods who continually demonize and call for "intense year long harvesting" of Pumas, Wolves and Bears, science and "old school" evidence on the ground back up the fact that the age old dance of predator and prey has never been responsible for extermination of the prey animals...........The "proof is in the pudding" as "Big Sky Country", Montana has demonstrated in its most recent Elk hunting season..............Hunters there had their single best year on record with 31,000 Elk killed in 2015..............And the two years prior to that were not too shabby either for these "sportsmen" with 25,700 in 2014 and 20,100 in 2013 removed from Montana's open space,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,And how about this fact-------"The region where more elk are consistently taken is Region 3 in southwestern Montana"........... "This seems a bit odd considering that Region 3 surrounds the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, an area rich with predators like wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions".............And with an estimated 163,000 Elk statewide, annual hunter kill is only 19% of the population, barely denting Elk recruitment--same for the "take" of the carnivore suite living in Montana--minimal denting the health of the Elk...............As the name of this Blog states----COYOTES, WOLVES(BEARS, BOBCATS, LYNX, FISHERS, MARTENS) AND COUGARS FOREVER!!!!!.......Calling on all State Game Commissions to stop viewing Carnivores as vermin------------Let them thrive and no more demonizing of them------------They and the Elk, Deer and Moose they hunt will all endure if we provide them with land---room to roam!!!
Montana hunters killed record number of elk in 2015
Posted by Rick Meril at 8:05 PM