Dr. V. Geist Speech: Big Game Forever Banquet and Wolf Symposium

Geist, Val, Grand Junction, Colorado August 11th 2018 Banquet and Wolf Symposium, Big Game Forever. Contact: 250-723-7436, kendulf@shaw.ca; kendulf@hotmail.com. Futility I am here to tell you why the wolf does not belong into settled landscapes. Wolves do unbelievable damage to wildlife, they do great damage to agriculture, they pose a real threat to public health […]

Wolves kill dog on Tofino beach

Two wolves are believed to have killed a dog on Tofino’s Chesterman Beach Saturday morning. The dog had been let outside, off-leash, in the early morning hours of Sept. 1, according to WildSafe B.C. Pacific Rim coordinator Bob Hansen. “It looks like [the dog] wandered out onto the beach and was attacked by the wolves and […]

In Search of the Hidden Public Costs of Wolves

By James Beers: This was written for the Wallowa County [Oregon] Chieftain newspaper and can be found on their Facebook page. Recently an ad hoc group of wildlife professionals concerned with wolves in Europe, Canada and the US has been discussing a 7 April 2015 article in the Wallowa County (Oregon) Chieftain newspaper.  The article, […]

ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY: Cost of wolves calculable

Below is a “snap shot”, simplistic view of the economic impact of wolves on rural communities based upon a six year, ongoing study conducted by Dr. Doug Johnson, OSU, Dr. Larry Larson, OSU, and John Williams, OSU – Beef Extension specialist – Wallowa County. Specific details are available through these individuals. Economic Impact on a […]

Panel Roundtable: Canadian Gray Wolf Introduction into Yellowstone

*Editor’s Note:* Following is no doubt the most candid discussion you will find anywhere in North America today about predators and their diseases. The discussion surrounds the introduction of the gray wolf to the Greater Yellowstone area and the impact this has had on not only the ecosystem but economically, socially and in the lives of […]

Wolves, coyotes and foxes roaming Trenton streets, councilman says

Packs of wild animals including wolves, coyotes and foxes are running around on city streets after dark and residents are raising concerns about their safety, according to a Trenton councilman.<<<Read More>>>

Idaho commission says wolf-livestock kills hit record in past year

Idaho’s Rangeland Resources Commission says wolf attacks on livestock in Idaho hit a record over the past year, and they’re anticipating more this summer. From January to June of 2018, state and federal authorities documented 61 confirmed wolf-livestock kills, the commission said Tuesday, and responded to a record 113 different Idaho cattle or sheep ranches […]

When cattle go missing in wolf territory, who should pay the price?

Before its adoption in 2011, some believed Oregon’s compensation program might be more successful than others in this regard. Oregon’s liberal-leaning urban areas expanded support for wolves’ re-entry, and legislators had years of data and experience to draw on from other Western states where wolves had returned earlier. The program required ranchers to implement nonlethal […]

An Open Letter About the Insanity of Wolf Protection Over Livelihoods

The Merciful Bullet By Len McIrvin, Partner Diamond M Ranch Laurier, WA 99146 As I looked into the dark, pain filled, pleading eyes of the calf lying on the ground in a dense thicket, many thoughts flashed through my mind. This had been a strong, healthy heifer calf (in human terms, she would have been […]

When Hunting’s Gunfire Becomes a Dinner Bell

Ethologist Dr.Valerius Geist in British Columbia is the former program director of Environmental Sciences at U. Calgary, and he is known world-wide for his studies and writings about large game animals. Val recently sent me an e-mail about something that hunters should be aware of. What prompted Val’s e-mail is that he had just received […]