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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.

4 Responses to Wolves making comeback in SW British Columbia after century of bounties, poisoning

  1. avatar Nancy Bain says:

    Wonderful…. as we treat our wildlife so will we be treated.

  2. avatar Linda Hunter says:

    Good news but I worry about the quote of the guy who said that wolves are “exploding” in population.

  3. avatar Sally Roberts says:

    If they are really exploding in population, those 40 elk aren’t going to feed them for long.

  4. They hadn’t even confirmed that wolves have killed an elk yet. I think there a plenty of deer in the area. I visited there once, but can’t remember it in detail.

    Yes 40 elk isn’t much of a prey base.

    I suspect the real reason for the return of the wolves is because they are not poisoning or trapping the wolves much.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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