Every so often someone drops by the blog and adds to an old thread. . . so old no one reads it. This one is so choice I thought I’d bring it forward and give it a special place of its own. This is an example of part of the problem we have in Idaho.  Webmaster.

  1. devonjmcdonald | drdevonevilmack@popstar.com | IP: 71.209.4.36

    i think its great seeing everyones comments on how the idaho goverment is trying to “weezle” their way to get rid of the wolves.
    hah. i think its great that people are so concerned about the wolves but id bet not a single one of these people have ever been in the frank chirch wilderness and seen how much the beuty has gone to pot even just three years ago i would hike into wood tick and see hundreds of goats , severall sheep and countless numbers of elk/deer well this year all i saw were wolves and dead elk no sheep no goats . hmm sure is great we introduced the largest wolf breed in idaho . i cant wait untill the tags go onto the market.

    Mar 1, 10:17 PM —

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

9 Responses to An amusing comment

  1. avatar Cordell Yeager says:

    Do Idaho IP adresses go through Qwest in Denver?
    Anyway…. I’m from the Denver area too and in 05 I was along the southern fringes of the Frank Church. Plenty of elk, some wolf tracks. About a 1000 sheep up Winnemuca creek. Are those the sheep you mean? If they’re gone – good! Wasn’t aware there were of that many goats around…Hundereds – I’d like to see that!
    – sorry I couldn’t resist

  2. If the wolves had gotten the elk, you wouldn’t be seeing them laying around….just a thought…

  3. avatar Alan Gregory says:

    Homo troglodyte is still on the ground.
    Hey, I saw bighorns above Harbor Lake in the Frank Church in July 2004. So what does that prove?

  4. avatar Tim Z. says:

    By the looks of his writing this guy should spend a little more time in the classroom and less time in the wilderness.

  5. avatar josh sutherland says:

    He has a point. A good point. I am gonna put in for a wolf permit. They should do harvest objective like they do in Utah for cougars. That way people cant just buy them and throw them away. They allow everyone to hunt till a certain number will be killed. And my friend who hunts the Frank Church every year no longer goes there because of the lack of game. And he is not the only one. And big-game hunting is a huge revenue generator for ID. I dont think wolves do the same. In fact on Ralphs page he says that it costs over $1,000,000 just to manage them each year. And thats not counting lost revenue from hunting. And hotels for hunters,gas, food, licenses, fees all that is associated. And that will add up to millions of dollars. But hey look what you guys up in ID get in return. A bunch of wolves. LOL

  6. avatar skyrim says:

    A hotel for a base camp? Things have got a whole lot better in the 30 years since I last hunted.

  7. avatar josh sutherland says:

    Skyrim we might not all 80 years old. Alot of the hunts these days are later in the year, which means that elk and deer are in the low country. Which means close to town. Which means people can just stay in a hotel and drive 30-45 mins to go hunting. I do it all the time. And if you are a hunter then you know what I am talking about when I say that hunting generates millions of dollars for the economy. If you forgot, then just google it and you can get some education. Thanks

  8. avatar Tim Z. says:

    Ahh…. Nothing like enjoying the great outdoors looking out the window from the bar at the local Days Inn.

  9. avatar josh sutherland says:

    I have never shot a deer out of the Days Inn. I should try. Probably a little warmer than hikin all day.

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