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Wolf killed during first shotgun season
Posted: 14 December 2011 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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prairieforester - 14 December 2011 02:49 PM

After seeing what wolves did to the wildlife population in Idaho I don’t think we want a wolf population in IL

With the trigger happy yokels in this state, I don’t think that will ever be a problem.

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Posted: 14 December 2011 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Yup.  The ultimate Illinois predator.  I can’t stand what they do but I have tons of respect for them.  I wouldn’t think of throwing one in a ditch to rot after I kill one.

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Posted: 15 December 2011 10:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Agreed treehugger, I have alot of respect for wolves. They are a beautiful animal and have a right to exist in our forrests in Illinois as long as the available prey can support them. I know this will have a negative impact on our deer population. The elk population out west is enough eveidence that wolves, as a top predator, will affect any ecosystem they inhabit in a big way. If wolve populations travel south and east into our state they should be protected and admired. In the future, if necessary, they should be controlled. They belong here and who are we as men and women to say they should not return?

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Posted: 15 December 2011 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I’d suggest you guys do some research on wolf predation prior to opening your arms wide open.  Illinois has way too much livestock to allow wolfs.  Wolves just don’t kill for food, they kill for sport.  They can wipe out entire herds of animals in a single night.  As a western hunter I follow the wolf situation closer than most Illinois hunters. Believe me, we don’t want them.

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Posted: 15 December 2011 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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its not that we want them or not…......there here…... soooo…. yea…....take it all with a grain of salt….but no worries…...theres plenty of wonton pricks in this state that will happily dispose of these “pests” not realizing the absolute BENIFICIAL aspects these top predators provide…....yea yea they kill for sport and so on…....... are we any better???? at least they are somewhat hungry when they kill…...unlike some folks…. Besides it would take quite awhile for the wolves to estabilish a firm presence in illinois…....unlike other western states where they are more prevalent…... oh yea one more thing…......they were and are protected for many applicable reasons! Regulation is key for the wolves survival as well as the livelyhood of our stewardship with nature!

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Posted: 16 December 2011 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Hey guys, I was hunting in the Shawnee Forest in Pope County couple years back in January, I saw 3 wolves. Now I know the difference between wolve and yotes, these were definitly wolves as they past within 30 yards of me. These dudes were huge, way bigger than any German Sheperd I have ever seen.

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