Idaho anti-wolf petition is falling short



, ,




  1. April Clauson Avatar
    April Clauson

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

  2. Ralph Maughan Avatar

    I fixed the link.

  3. April Clauson Avatar
    April Clauson

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

  4. Heather Avatar

    47,000 signatures is ALOT….

  5. Heather Avatar

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

  6. Buffaloed Avatar

    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 Avatar

    4th scenerio:

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

  8. Buffaloed Avatar

    Yeah, I should have added that one too.

  9. Nathan Hobbs Avatar
    Nathan Hobbs

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

  10. vicki Avatar

    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 Avatar

    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 Avatar
    C. Walton

    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.


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.

Subscribe to get new posts right in your Inbox

Ralph Maughan