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Ken Cole

Ken Cole, Buffalo Field Campaign‘s Executive Director, is a 5th generation Idahoan, an avid fly fisherman, wildlife enthusiast, and photographer. He was formerly the Idaho Director for Western Watersheds Project.

8 Responses to Hunt for wolves in Boise Foothills suspended

  1. avatar kt says:

    The next thing that needs to be suspended is the sheep grazing …

  2. avatar Charles Newton says:

    I would be the 2nd person in line to speak loudly against public grazing. If it has to continue then it should be understood that if you graze your stock on public land then accept the risk that comes with it, other wise graze your stock on your own fenced property. Also didn’t these sheep belong to the Shirts family??? ya look what they have done to the bighorn sheep.

  3. avatar kt says:

    And the Shirts permit in the Boise Foothills/Forest was purchased from —Idaho Lt. Gov Little a few years ago …

    Wonder where this hand full of Idaho sheepmen get their absurd political cover?

  4. avatar Nancy says:

    Like many ranchers kt, they’ve been a part of the landscape (and local politics) for years and don’t want anyone or anything, mucking around with their sterile way of making a living.

    http://www.rangemagazine.com/features/fall-07/fa07-sheepman.pdf

  5. avatar Jon Way says:

    You have to wonder how much tax payers money was spent on the operation compared to damage the wolves actually caused

    • avatar WM says:

      Jon,

      Probably alot more money was spent than the damages caused. But, that is undoubtedly true for many of the services WS/APHIS provides on a daily basis across the country, whether they deal with skunks foxes, raccoons or coyotes, and some plant and insect issues.

      They keep a pretty close tab on all this, and I would guess the charge numbers/budget records would give some very precise numbers.

  6. avatar Jon Way says:

    Thanks WM,
    and clearly that is why groups are pressuring the Feds to dissolve this agency or at least restructure it to focus on things that we really need funded like around Airports, etc, and not on our public lands.
    I for one would like to see it changed drastically…

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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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