Grand Teton National Park superintendent says proposed Wyoming wolf hunt to threaten wolf packs in the Park
Six packs use the Park, but none year round-
Under the Wyoming wolf plan being developed, the wolves of Yellowstone and Grand Teton are to be protected from hunting, but only when they are inside the Parks. Grand Teton is a small Park. The Park’s superintendent points this out in his official comment on the draft Wyoming wolf plan. The plan really doesn’t protect any Grand Teton wolf packs.
Grand Teton Park superintendent criticizes wolf plan. Scott says proposed hunt poses danger to packs in Teton park. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole News and Guide.
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.
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The Obama adminstration will either ignore this or make it worse. That’s what they do.
Agreed… But at least she (the superintended) made it very clear how the park feels and got it in the regions major newspaper. That will just further prove what a bunch of rednecks Wyoming is and how spineless the Obama admin is. Maybe that will help with future lawsuits.
Wyoming Elk and Bison “hunters” regularly patrol the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park looking for an animal to stray over the park boundary so they can “Harvest” it. They will do the same thing to wolves once it is legal to “Harvest” them.
The superintendent should also be speaking out against the “Elk Reduction Hunt”: that takes place in Grand Teton National Park each fall.
Larry, I agree with you about the Elk Reduction Hunt, but let’s cut Superintendent Scott some slack here. It took a lot of guts for her to come out as strongly as she did regarding the state’s wolf “management” plan, and I strongly commend her for doing so. Maybe next year, the elk hunt, eh?
Wouldn’t the wolves be in the trophy game area right outside of Grand Teton?
I commend Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott for saying what she did. Wolves that go in and out of parks are not much protected at all. The size of Teton national park is probably too small to offer any reasonable protection. I’ve gone wolf watching in Yellowstone about 10 times in the last 15 years. Wyoming should consider that wolves bring tourists into the state, restore ecosystems, and enhance biodiversity. Minnesota supports over 3000+ wolves, and hunters have record deer harvests.
Yes they would but many Grand Teton packs range farther out from that into the Predator zone.
More problematic are packs that use the elk refuge, some summer and den in the predator zone (like the Pinnacle Peak Pack) but are the best packs to watch in winter on the refuge, they will likely be shot. Some packs like the Huckleberry, Buffalo and Pacific and Phantom Springs will likely be ok, others like the Gros Ventres and Antelopes may range into danger.
I would hate to see the wolves I’ve watched on the elk refuge get shot. There will be plenty of trigger happy people around.
Larry, I don’t think the superintendent is allowed to complain about the elk hunt,since its park policy. She has said in the past she cant do anything unless other people push their congressional representatives to change it. She has to do what shes told from above.