Thank you to North American "Gray Wolf Recovery" project for the above picture. Here is the link.
“Defenders of Wildlife--not always on the mark on wildlife issues--are spot on with this complaint: According to Idaho’s misleadingly named Sportsmen for Wildlife, who recently held three “predator derbies,” competitions where contestants vied to see who can kill the most wolves and other animals over a two-day period.”
“Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse -- two major outdoor retailers -- sponsored the derbies, with the entry fees for these brutal competitions funneled to support anti-wolf lawyers and lobbyists working to keep wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the northern Rockies off the endangered species list… and squarely in the crosshairs of those who would do them harm.”
“According to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, there are 150,000 elk in Montana, compared to 90,000 in the mid 1980s when wolves started to make their way back to the state. Wyoming's elk population is up 35% since then to 95,000, while Idaho's is up 5% to 115,000.”
Thank you to Fly Rod and Reel, and Ted Williams.
I shopped with both Cabela's and Sportsmen’s’ Warehouse. But since the news that has come out regarding the Wolf Derbies, I cannot in good faith support these businesses any longer. I called Cabela's several days ago and asked them not to send me any more catalogs as I would not be purchasing any more gear from them due to their stand on the wolf derby thought up by the ill named Sportsman for Wildlife Idaho chapter.
I urge everyone to call Cabela’s and Sportsman's Warehouse and let them know that you cannot purchase from their stores because of their poor position on wildlife conservation.
Good contact information - Bingo for Blood
To Support intelligent Wolf Conservation, please contact "Defenders of Wildlife" Campaign to stop Idaho's Governor Otters poor judgment in Wolf management. Defenders of Wildlife Gray Wolf Fact Sheet link.