Dogs Killed by Wolves

Dogs Killed by Wolves

There are 39 comments on the KPVI-TV Pocatello story from Jun 1, 2006, titled Dogs Killed by Wolves. In it, KPVI-TV Pocatello reports that:

Another north-central Idaho hound hunter says he's lost two dogs to wolves in the region.

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Amy

United States

#22 Nov 20, 2008
CHOM wrote:
Good for those dogs, they shouldn't be out there disrespecting with nature and wildlife. It is sacred in the mountains. Power to the wolves! GO WOLVES!

Ok first of alll... if you dont live or hunt in Idaho keep your mouth shut!!! You dont know what ppl go through when these "precious" wolves kill dogs, who are just doing what they are trained and bread to do. Wolves are killers and are evil and it's only a matter of time b4 a wolf gets into someones yard and kills or hurts a little kid. Wolves go on ppls property and kill animals, so dont sit there and say the dogs "disprespected the wolved sacred nature... so yes... Go wolves Go away and leave us alone!

“REALLY? NO WAY!”

Since: Nov 08

OROFINITE

#23 Nov 28, 2008
the wolves they introduced to Idaho were not the native wolf that used to be here. These wolves are bigger and more violent. So saying the wolf was here before us. yes and no.. this wolf wasn't and its killing livestock, elk, and now dogs... keep a close eye on your little ones. I think wolves are beautiful but I think our woods and and ecosystem here in northern Idaho were better without them. also Don't hate on peoples opinions. We are the land of the free so don't be hostile when someone disagrees with you. and putting down someone who doesn't share your views and opinions is ignorant. stop the hate.
Clearwater Cusine

Ringoes, NJ

#24 Jan 15, 2009
nobody mentions the reduction of Elk Herds since the 'reiterduction of wolves',...

Take a ride up sheep mountain on an ATV and look along the trails. DEAD ELK CARCASS'S. And an occasional wolve. Camp up there, and hear them.
I have. There was a reason that our previous generation ancestors got rid of the wolves. Especially if we wanted any Big Game left.

There are currently two species of predator in the Northwest Forests/State Lands, and private lands, and they were introduced to basically , keep people out. By the Government that keeps us safe, Why? because the US military, moved every single High Tech Military Flying equipment, into the Wilderness zones, during Clinton administration. Remember when Clinton closed the roads to the Wilderness Area's?

I myself have personally come accross blue hats in the forest. They are United Nations Soldgers being trained in the US.

Have fun in the woods, and may God Bless You.
There is nothing sacred about a wolve or a grizzley. Cept for in Alaska, or the Yukon

“REALLY? NO WAY!”

Since: Nov 08

OROFINITE

#25 Jan 16, 2009
you mean tried He didn't fully get whaat he wanted with that. I am in the military and this must be some secret service that you speak of. I grew up in the forests and know a lot of areas that you probably haven't gone to. The wolves are everywhere now. and yes the elk are getting killed off. there is no point to get a tag because you won't fill it... . please don't go off on conspiracy theory we have enough of that on topix.
Idaho Hunter

United States

#26 Jan 27, 2009
I have dogs and I am sorry the man lost his dogs. I cannot wait to have the chance to eliminate some of the wolves. I am not say kill everyone I see but the ones that are a threat.

Oh if you want to keep your dogs safe when in the woods put a bell around their neck. It works for wolves but not bears.

I too live in Lewiston and I see every type of animal and the latest was a moose.
vikki

United States

#27 Mar 31, 2009
CHOM wrote:
Good for those dogs, they shouldn't be out there disrespecting with nature and wildlife. It is sacred in the mountains. Power to the wolves! GO WOLVES!
Are you people nuts are you going to give up everyone's freedom for the wolves who are not native to our area. So that not only can we not hunt with our dogs which is our rights, and they are family dogs to boot. You my also be out in the woods with your dogs and children on an outing of some sort and how would you feel to have them attached and killed? But by the sounds of things you don't go out and enjoy the forest. Maybe couch potatoes shouldn't add comments to something they don't know anything about.
Chandie

United States

#28 Apr 22, 2009
To the person that lives in Princeton, Idaho, I live in Potlatch, Idaho. We had a meeting February 28th, 2009 on a Saturday about the Canadian Wolf Disaster. I only had a few days to hand out flyers, but the meeting was standing room only.

Our mill in Potlatch was closed down in the l980's, due largely to the Spotted Owl Endangered Species Act. Living in a logging town you should be aware of the effect this had on our economy, when the largest mill in the United States was closed down, which employed 350 men.

My husband was also a sawyer for 22 years. During this time Earth First damaged over a l00,000 dollars worth of logging equipment in the Mallard-Cove area, not to mention, all the illegal vandalism throughout other areas in Idaho that had logging operations.

The Spotted Owl was used as a tool to stop all logging production, especially in Oregon and Washington. One man brought a picture of a Spotted Owl living in his yard, with no trees, and the Earth First-extremists locked his land up. Now they found out the Spotted Owl wasn't endangered at all.

This Canadian Grey Wolf introduction was planned to lock up all the Federal Lands, including putting ranchers, outfitters, and more small rural towns out of business.

Millions of dollars of sportsmen's money is going to fund this Wolf Recovery. IDFG only manage one species, and that is the wolf. The other wildlife is suffering.

The Canadian Grey Wolf is the second to the largest apex predator from the Artic, up by Dawson Creek, on the McKensie River. This particular species was chosen, knowing that their were over 30 subspecies that lived before in the lower 48, in the past century. Many biologists from Alaska and Canada like Val Geist, Charles Kay, Tom Bergerud warned that this species wasn't a good match for our milder ecosystem.

With over 40,000 Canadian Grey Wolves in Canada, and more in Alaska they weren't endangered. Also Canada and Alaska manage 40% of their wolf population to protect their other wildlife like caribou, moose, and elk. We have an unmanaged saturated population.

The Wolf Recovery people now admit they want 5,000 - 7,000 wolves in the Northern Rockies. They knew this before introducing them. Even Dr. Geist, and Charles Kay said once the wolves are released in Yellowstone and Central Idaho, these people will never let you delist them, because they will want to explose the population, to prevent imbreeding; which is happening on Isle Royal.

Ed Bangs tried to get Dr. Charles Kay fired from his job as a professor in Utah, over this released information.

I spoke to a person in Potlatch today, that knew a person in Onaway that was l00% pro-wolf, a rare viewpoint in these parts. After her husband went shed hunting in the woods locally, he realized he was being followed by a pack of wolves. Their paw prints were right in his footprints.

She's not pro-wolf anymore.

I want to thank Tony Mayer for all your hardwork. After our meeting a lot of people have looked at your website! Thank you for all your volunteer work, and caring about our Idaho Wildlife.

We have a species that wasn't endangered, that was introduced by Ed Bangs, and Jerry Conley of IDFG. David Mech was very instrumental in getting this experiment launched as well.

If you research the Endangered Species Act for the wolves in Yellowstone, it purposefully states that we much use the word threatened, not endangered, than we have more flexibility to manage them.

The Idaho government, and IDFG didn't want anything to do with this recovery program. Therefore the USFWS, got the Nez Pearce tribe involved, and the former director Jerry Conley gave the final approval.

They were suppose to have only l00 wolves, l0 pack, then delisting would begin. Now it's l4 years later, and estimates vary, but
nibbles

Lewiston, ID

#29 May 7, 2009
Keep your dogs and livestock contained.

I have dogs, and small livestock. I can only imagine how I would feel if this happened to one of mine.

If I lived in an area having wolves, doggies would be fenced or otherwise controlled.
Ick

Knoxville, TN

#30 Aug 12, 2009
I understand that my view point on this whole matter might not matter much to most of you, but I am a wolf-lover (You should see my room, WOLF STUFF ER-WHUR)and I think that if the man KNEW the risk he was taking, it was very foolish to take his dogs and put them in that situation. Now, I am ALSO a strong dog-lover, so it's very splitting for me to pick a side. And if people are going to KEEP destroying the wolves natural habitat, where they have there natural food supply, then we are FORCED to introduce them into forein regions so they can thrive, because if we just let it go and the wolf population becomes endangered-or worse-extinct, then OF COURSE the whole food chain and natural order of things will go out-of-wack! I'm just saying.

(*Silence*)

Uh, this is the part where nobody gives a damn or if someone does read that, they reply and hate me for it by saying it wasn't right in there eyes...

Okay...
Ick

Knoxville, TN

#32 Aug 12, 2009
Patriot60 wrote:
Wolves were here long before people moved west. If any creature doesn't belong it is the hunting dogs YOU put in danger. After all it is the wild (wolf) instinct in the dogs that you are exploiting. It is definately tragic that these dogs were killed, however, the wolves did not come to your home to kill your dogs...the dogs would still be alive if they had been left at home.
Egg-zactily! Oh, God, THANK YOU, Patriot60!
Ick

Knoxville, TN

#33 Aug 12, 2009
sheote wrote:
<quoted text>
Right on, Lapwai, Idaho. Saw a documentary on t.v. last night that said approximately six people are killed each year by bears in Alaska. How many people are killed by wolves each year in Idaho?
For all the mouths going against wolves, you'd think each one of them had horrible personal experiences with wolves. But none of them have any experiences at all, they just believe and choose to spread the hype. The only ones who have the right to judge wolves are the ranchers who actually have had losses that were confirmed by Fish and Game as actual wolf kills. Everyone else is jumping on a bandwagon for something to hate.
If all the people who hate wolves could say that they actually had a bad personal experience with wolves, there wouldn't be much speaking about it, would there!
FINALLY! I was beggining to think this place was for strictly sub-par-in-the-jar-peoples!
Vern G

Wenatchee, WA

#34 Aug 31, 2009
Right on, Lapwai, Idaho. Saw a documentary on t.v. last night that said approximately six people are killed each year by bears in Alaska. How many people are killed by wolves each year in Idaho?
For all the mouths going against wolves, you'd think each one of them had horrible personal experiences with wolves. But none of them have any experiences at all, they just believe and choose to spread the hype. The only ones who have the right to judge wolves are the ranchers who actually have had losses that were confirmed by Fish and Game as actual wolf kills. Everyone else is jumping on a bandwagon for something to hate.
If all the people who hate wolves could say that they actually had a bad personal experience with wolves, there wouldn't be much speaking about it, would there!

Mr. you are jut plain ignorant about wolves and should keep your mouth shut.
Vern G

Wenatchee, WA

#35 Aug 31, 2009
Patriot60

Wolves were here long before people moved west. If any creature doesn't belong it is the hunting dogs YOU put in danger. After all it is the wild (wolf) instinct in the dogs that you are exploiting. It is definately tragic that these dogs were killed, however, the wolves did not come to your home to kill your dogs...the dogs would still be alive if they had been left at home.

Sir:
I just can not believe how ignorant some of you people are about wolves. That is wolf liker and wolf hater combined. Use common sense about wolves and do not believe all the information you read from the bleeding heart so called animal lovers. The wolf was wiped out but not the same wolf that was put back in.
I know you can be a know it all but I have been there when both wolves have been on the scene.
These new wolves ARE NOT the same wolves, regardless of what you read. I have seen both and the Canadian wolf may be a descendant of the wolves that were here at one time but way different in size, and attitude.
If you do not believe me than believe so called people that have never seen the old wolf. They are on their own agenda and having a dog in the field is like have a friend with you.

Vern
tori

Boise, ID

#36 Dec 14, 2009
while many of u make and excelent piont these wolves r non natives wich means they donot help they eat every thing!! also out of the three dozen grey(canadian) wolves released 10 yrs ago there are now over 1,000 non native wolves (that's not good)not to mention they kill 16to24 hooved animals double that and thats how many they kill for fun they also follow herds and kill the babies. DOGS ARE BETTER THAN WOLVES!!!!!!!!!!
THE WAY IT IS

Orofino, ID

#37 Dec 21, 2009
if there are 950 wolf packs in Idaho like F&G says, and there are an average of 5 wolfs per pack which is average, then there are 5x950=4750 wolfs.
and if each wolf has to kill an animal every two weeks, each wolf will kill 26 animals each year.
26x4750=123,500 animals killed by wolfs' in Idaho alone. If the animals are not in the forest to eat, what do you think they will eat? ANYTHING THEY CAN...
THE WAY IT IS

Orofino, ID

#38 Dec 21, 2009
the situation is like our government allowing radical muslim terrorists to come to america, to be free to kill what the hell they want.

the wolf and the muslim are imported into america, against the peoples will.

if you don't like it, write your congressman and tell them in a paragraph how you feel
Anon

United States

#39 Feb 13, 2010
THE WAY IT IS wrote:
the situation is like our government allowing radical muslim terrorists to come to america, to be free to kill what the hell they want.
the wolf and the muslim are imported into america, against the peoples will.
if you don't like it, write your congressman and tell them in a paragraph how you feel
so are you against Islam or against wolves
RealFacts

Boise, ID

#40 Feb 20, 2010
Since when do we regard wolves with the same rights as humans. Saying that they were here first is not a viable argument. People that believe this should leave their home in dedication to the wolf population, I mean come on be an example wolves roamed freely in all states at one time even New York City.
Patriot60

Spokane, WA

#41 Nov 7, 2014
Patriot60 wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently, you didn't comprehend what you read in my post. If considering the death of the dogs a tragity makes me insensitive, as opposed to wishing for the death of an entire species, I don't know what to tell you. Actually, I do, and may in another post.
Funny that you should mention not comprehending what was written. I respectfully request you go back & read my post. It is definitely a tragedy that the dogs were killed. I just blame the humans who put them in danger and not the wolves.

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