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Isn't he cute!!  
Wouldn't you like to take him home to your kids?

The pictures and descriptions on this page have been    reprinted by permission from natureswolves.com.  Unfortunately, this excellent internet resource for information on wolf behavior is no longer on the web.    
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The 5 Elk in the first 5 pics were found in the Clearwater region of Idaho. All 5 Elk were "sport" killed by wolves and left to rot. Very little if any of the Elk were eaten. This is what wolves do.  The elk in D looks like an enlargement of the elk to the left of the snomobile in C.  E looks like a calf.  These photos were taken by snowmobilers in March of 2001

F) Shows 8 of 21 deer killed by two wolves in two days in Minnesota.
Photo courtesy Wm.Callies, Conservation Officer (retired)
Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources.

Environmentalists and animal lovers claim that wolves only kill the old and infirm.  They claim that they kill only what they need for survival.  These pictures put the lie to those claims.  

These same folks claim that wolves never attack humans.  That too is a lie.  Wikipedia lists dozens of fatal wolf attacks including the killing in 2005 in Canada of a 22 year old man.  There are many more non-fatal attacks because for every human killed by a wolf at least ten survive to tell their story.

"Carnegie had gone for a walk and didnít return to the surveyors' camp where he was working. His body was found to be partially consumed in an area known to be frequented by four wolves which regularly fed on human refuse. The pathologist who performed the autopsy, testified Carnegie had lost about 25% to 30% of his body mass in the attack, with the top midsection to the thigh being partially consumed."     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_wolf_attacks

Noted naturalists documented wolf attacks on humans. John James Audubon of whom the Audubon Society is named, reported an attack involving 2 Negroes. He records that the men were traveling through a part of Kentucky near the Ohio border in winter. Due to the wild animals in the area the men carried axes on the shoulders as a precaution. While traveling through a heavily forested area, they were attacked by a pack of wolves. Using their axes, they attempted to fight off the wolves. Both men were knocked to the ground and severely wounded. One man was killed. The other dropped his ax and escaped up a tree. There he spent the night. The next morning the man climbed down from the tree. The bones of his friend lay scattered in the snow. Three wolves lay dead. He gathered up the axes and returned home with news of the event. This incident occurred about 1830. (Audubon, J.J.. and Bachman,J,: The Quadrupeds of North America. 3 volumes. New York, 1851 - 1854)

Testimonies from other sources.

These articles are based on excerpts from my email that I feel are credible. In every case the sender is specified.

D.F. Oliveria - Opinion writer - Spokane.net

North Idaho needs a wolf transplant about as much as its dry forests need lightning strikes.

In southeastern Idaho, wolf attacks this year have killed almost 40 University of Idaho sheep. Oddly, the predators have ignored the ewes and lambs to slaughter rams weighing 250 to 300 pounds -- and then leave their meat to rot.

In British Columbia, five packs of wolves have become such a problem for a small caribou herd that the government was planning to kill 25 to 35 of them and sterilize eight others. Elsewhere in British Columbia, near the Idaho border crossing, a pack estimated at 25 to 35 wolves killed 25 head of cattle last year in an 80-square-mile area. Canadian conservation officers also have noticed a marked decline in elk, moose, deer and other big-game animals.

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Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 10:37 PM

 

Subject: Re: I am taken to task about my wolf article - and a chance to post your info on wolves.

The truth is wolves are killing machines, they are the ultimate predator in North America.  They are not even surpassed by the grizzly bear. Do the research! You will find wolves are not conservationists, they are known to kill everything in the ecosystem starting with prey first, then other predators, then start killing each other because they are cannibals.

You want to discuss cattle not being killed in a humane way, in comparison to wolves there is none. Wolves are addictive "Sport Killers" this takes place during the winter in heavy snow, the deeper snow the more "Sport Killing" deer and elk carcasses literally slaughtered for miles on snow-covered logging roads, (two dead elk approximately 150 feet apart), only hind quarters ripped out not eating any of their prey, the carcass left to rot for scavengers, and in many cases the animals are left standing alive bleeding a torturous death in the snow for several days with only hindquarters torn out. It is a very slow and excruciating painful death. This happens routinely while teaching young pup wolves how to hunt.

It has been widely discussed whether a healthy wild wolf has ever attacked a human on this continent. In fact, many say such attacks have never occurred in North America. HISTORY STATES OTHERWISE!  It depends on what century you want to research wolves attacking and killing humans, 1800's, 1900's or 2000's. Noted naturalist, John James Audubon, of whom the Audubon society is named, reported an attack involving two black men traveling through part of Kentucky near the Ohio border in the winter. The two men were carry axes when they were viciously attacked by a pack of wolves one man was severely wounded and one man was killed, this occurred about 1830 ( Audubon,J.J.. and Bachman,J,: The Quadrupeds of North America. 3 volumes. New York, 1851-1854) 

In northwestern Colorado, an 18-year-old girl was viciously attacked while bringing in milk cows, she screamed and her brother, who was nearby armed with a gun responded to the scene and killed the Wolf. The wolf was a healthy young animal barely full-grown. This occurred in the summer about 1881 ( Grinnell,G.B; The Trail and Campfire- Wolves and Wolf Nature, New York, 1897) 

In1942, Michael Dusiak, section foreman for the Canadian Pacific Railway, was attacked by a wolf, the wolf was killed by the trains engineer, and a firemen with picks and other tools. It should be noted that this wolf was scanned and inspected by an Investigator Chrichton, a Conservation Officer. His assessment was the animal was young healthy and in good condition. ( " A Record of Timber Wolf Attacking Man"Journal Of Mammology, Vol. 28, No. 3, August 1947) 

(Here are) some examples from British Columbia. Wolves overran Vancouver Island in the 1980's. Attacks became so common that articles were published in Canadian magazines documenting such attacks. Aug., 1987 a 16-year-old girl was bitten by a wolf in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, she was bitten on the arm, clothing prevented severe lacerations. The wolf was shot by the Natural Resources personnel and tested negative for rabies. (Interview with Ron Tozer, Park Naturalist for Algonquin Provincial Park, July 25, 1988) 

In August, 1996 eleven-year-old Zack Delventhal was viciously attacked, the boys face had been ripped open, his nose was crushed, parts of his mouth and right cheek were torn. Blood gushed from puncture wounds below his eyes, and the lower part of his right ear was missing and dangling. The wolf was killed by Park authorities and found to be a young healthy adult male wolf ( Cook, Kathy; " Night of the Wolf " Readers Digest, July 1997 p. pp. 114-119) 

(In) Sports Afield Magazine, December 2000 January 2001 issue turn to page 21 you will see a picture of a six-year-old boy lying in a hospital bed viciously attacked by a healthy male wolf.  It was killed by loggers near his camp. Also this same article reports a 22-year-old man in his sleeping bag on a beach near Vancouver BC he was also viciously attacked by a healthy male wolf, the wolf was killed by Canadian officials. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fully aware of numerous more documented attacks in North America by wolves, yet they refuse to write a rebuttal to (the) fictitious statements (that) wolves (are) not attacking humans, instead it is posted on their children's web site that wolves don't attack humans! And the list goes on. 

Wolves are known as man eaters throughout the world. See Peter Chapstick's book titled ( Man Eaters). 

John Nelson

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The End of Big Game Hunting? Maybe.
by
  Gary Marbut, president   Montana Shooting Sports Association

I've been studying more of the research by Professor Warren Ballard in Alaska. Ballard's studies documented that wolves will kill about 30 moose per year (per wolf), and he is careful to say that this is a low number because the researchers probably missed some kills with their survey methodology. If you calculate biomass, it will probably take 60 or more elk to provide the same biomass as 30 moose.

And, this doesn't include such well-documented phenomenon as "surplus killing" and "sport killing" by wolves.  Further, in order to obtain this much biomass, Alaskan wolves were killing an inordinate number of young moose. This has, of course, profound implications for the population dynamics of Montana elk herds. That's exactly why the calf/cow ratio is now so bad in areas with wolves, such as in the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd, as we've known all along.

It is also interesting to note that Ballard found no evidence of sickness or debility among any moose killed by wolves.

So, given the research done to date, if wolves are not aggressively controlled, and soon, devastation of Montana elk, deer, sheep, moose and goat populations, and livestock, is a reasonable projection. While deer, elk, moose, sheep and goats may not be wiped out to the last animal, uncontrolled wolves will certainly not leave enough for human hunters to be allowed to hunt.

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Jackson Hole, WY March 19, 2002

Wyoming Citizens,

My wife and I went snow machining up the Gros Ventre last Friday March 15. Saw 4 wolves run across the road in front of us just east of the Red Rock ranch. Stopped and talked to two volunteers from federal fish and wildlife service, one from Maine and one from North Dakota. Noticed elk tracks everywhere. ( very unusual) Asked how many wolves were here? "About 13" How many elk are they killing? "Three or more a night" (not counting pregnant cows aborting because of being run and stressed.)

Continued up the road, appalled by the amount of running elk tracks everywhere. (They have been conditioned for years to stay on the feed grounds) Stopped at the Goose Wing feed grounds. Pile of about 20 to 30 dead elk (cows and calves) by the road pulled there by elk feeders. Some had small amounts of flesh eaten (10 to 15) pounds from hind quarters, left to die. Others caught by nose. Nose, lips and tongue eaten off and left to die. Wounded and stressed elk laying away from herd, unable to get up. (4 or more)

Threw up---went home---haven't slept since.

Folks, night after night Canadian wolves are killing (not eating) your local elk herds. Don't let the elk go the way of the American Bison!!! Stop the carnage before it's to late! It's worse than you have been led to believe.

Jerry Wilson
Born here 1938

 

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