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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

12 Responses to Idaho anti-wolf petition is falling short

  1. April Clauson says:

    Says page not found when I click on the site? bad news???

  2. I fixed the link.

  3. April Clauson says:

    Thanks Ralph! I guess it is good news, not getting to far are they??? Yeah!!!

  4. Heather says:

    47,000 signatures is ALOT….

  5. Heather says:

    Very difficult to read that “Save our Elk” site… the logic is purely backwards…

  6. Buffaloed says:

    3 scenarios:

    1. not enough signatures.
    2. enough signatures and gets on the ballot but doesn’t pass.
    3. enough signatures and gets on the ballot and passes.

    From there Feds take back management or IDFG doesn’t give up management and nothing changes.

    For the anti-wolfers this is an exercise in futility.

  7. Brian Ertz says:

    4th scenerio:

    4. Gillett buys a new truck and remodels his place with the proceeds

  8. Buffaloed says:

    Yeah, I should have added that one too.

  9. Nathan Hobbs says:

    Petition or not, judging by the current law regarding wolves I would say they have the upper hand

  10. vicki says:

    Never underestimate the power of insanity. This man THINKS he has a huge following. Something gave him that idea.
    Given the real pull of the cult mentality, we can’t count him out yet. We really need to be countering with legitimate info in the areas he is trying to reach.

  11. Heather says:

    Remember vicki he is reading this to see what the “far left” is saying…. don’t want to give out too much info!

  12. C. Walton says:

    That is one of the (many) things wrong with the way guys like Ron Gillett approach this issue: they think it is a political issue.
    However, it shouldn’t be reduced to simple partisan politics, it should be about science and morality.

    Guys like Gillett hate “liberals” so much and they imagine liberals are the only people who support the wolf having a place in our ecosystems and it just fuels their hatred even further. But I know of many, many people in my rural area who lean conservative, independent, or libertarian who also support the wolf.



‎"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