Wolf “Sensitivity” on the Great Plains

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By James Beers

The above [please follow this link] was sent to me by a friend in Florida.  While he is embroiled in “dealing” with the USFWS and the State of Florida regarding Florida “Panthers”: he recognized immediately 1.what is going on in Iowa; 2. its similarities to how Florida “Panthers” have bollixed up Florida and its wildlife; and 3.the fact that others from MT, WA & CA to AZ & North Carolina should be aware of it.

For those that have not been following this environmental/government soap opera about clearing rural America under the pretext of “concern” about wolves and the “science” about their absolute “necessity” in every “ecosystem” (actually they are simply a tool to destroy rural America and extend the power of government and evil – the right word – Non-Government Organizations over all Americans and their governance by elites); the following news release should bring you up to date so that you will understand future episodes of the soap opera.

The following simple news release has all the ingredients to start this new “thread” in our saga:

–       “We understand this is a sensitive topic” says the State Wildlife Agency Director about two wolves that were shot by Iowa hunters who thought they were shooting coyotes.  “Sensitive?”  Why? Because we don’t want to have out-of-state environmental/animal rights protesters invading the state in between disrupting Presidential Election Events and disrupting life and traffic in some city to obtain preferences for a racial group or downtrodden women?  Because they don’t want to anger federal bureaucrats in the USFWS that they depend on for largesse like grants and for tolerance in covering up misuse of Excise Taxes in the State?  Because they are getting money behind the scenes from national/international NGO’s to push banning lead ammunition like California has done and Minnesota is doing?  Inquiring minds want to know!

–       “Our decision not to charge will be unpopular with some,” says the Director.  Let that sink in.  We are not mentioning justice and unjust laws here.  The federal government is forcing wolves everywhere (MT, ID, WY, WA. OR, CA, AZ, NM, SC, NC, MN, MI, WI) and the states roll over on their back and urinate into the air and then as the wolves spread outward to other states more state governments are afraid to do what their residents want, i.e. keep wolves (and protesters) out and control 24/7 those that get in.  They treat the wolves like returning Passenger Pigeons and Great Auks.  Topping this off, the wolves look so much like coyotes that it takes an AUTOPSY for the government to determine if the critter is A. a wolf, B. a coyote, C. a dog or D. a hybrid of A, B and/or C in some mysterious percentage and for some mysterious reason.  The mysterious reason is that coyotes can be shot as can free-ranging dogs on private property that threaten persons or property but wolves (the most dangerous and destructive of A, B, C and D) for political reasons are to be “protected”!  Let that sink in and now read once again the Director’s statement that begins “Our decision not to charge”.  Aside from the fact that he must have had a frog in his pocket to use the word “our”, ask yourself – is this a matter of political largesse to actually forgive an Iowa resident for shooting an animal that must be autopsied first before anyone knows what it is?  Do these politicians and bureaucrats that pass these laws and allow these unjust impositions on rural Americans really think they “could” prosecute these hunters if they desired or that if they don’t “we” (the peasants, proletariat, serfs, unwashed, ignorant –choose one) should be grateful that despite it being “unpopular with some” they have made a “decision” not to charge us once they had an autopsy in hand?  “Oh, thank you M’Lord, thank you; here let me polish your shoes with my tears of gratitude.”  Am I the only one that sees the injustice and un-Constitutional insanity going on here??

–       “DNR officials said the wolves likely came from Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin”, well, if an “official” says so it must be true.  As though whether it came from Minnesota or from Wyoming through South Dakota or Nebraska or from Saskatchewan through North Dakota is relevant.  The origin (the Yukon?, Alberta?, Saskatchewan?, British Columbia? NWT?, ??) of the wolves forced into the Upper Rocky Mountain States has never been revealed; yet only the sacred “Mexican” wolf “must” live in Arizona and New Mexico and only the sacred “Red” wolf “must” live in the Carolinas.  This Discovery Channel, Romance Biology is merely diversions meant to confound us as the illusionists continue performing their tricks.

–       “Going forward, hunters need to know the difference between the species” says the Director.  This is the same guy that needed an AUTOPSY to “decide” whether to charge (fine, imprison, rescind voting rights [that one seems less important given the Party stranglehold on who can run for election anymore] and loss of gun rights [another “right” government is trying hard to make irrelevant]) an Iowan a. abiding by Iowa law, b. ensnared by unjust federal and state laws, c. a victim of clever laws meant to entrap rural folks like game poachers on medieval estates for a host of hidden reasons from gun/weapon control to erosion of property rights and our right to protect our families.

–       “The DNR is asking anyone who encounters a wolf to contact their local conservation officer or wildlife biologist” advises our erstwhile public official.  Right.  The next “wolf” or whatever found shot or poisoned or run over under “suspicious circumstances” that kicks off an “investigation” of mammoth proportions to rival the Bundy affair in Nevada or the “occupation” of the Malheur Refuge Headquarters will immediately cough up, “this guy Beers called in last week that he thought he saw a wolf over on County 12 near Wolfville.  You know he sounded like an educated guy but he might have been a hayseed gun-nut terrorist trying to sound smart.  Run a background on him and you Sherlock and you Holmes, see what you can dig up and go over there and be careful.”

–       “Wolves are 5-6 feet long from nose to tail, 27-33 inches at the shoulder and weigh 50-100 pounds. Coyotes are 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet long, 20-22 inches at the shoulder and weigh 35-40 pounds”except, he forgot to add,  A. when they are young, B. when they have coyote or dog blood (DNA) in them, C. when they are simply “larger or smaller”, D. when they are 225 yards away and you are looking through a 6X scope on an overcast day, E. when you are unwilling to risk your freedom and rights for the imagined pleasure of urban environmental/animal rights donors, NGO’s, politicians lusting for re-election, bureaucrats lusting for money and power and all living and working far, far away.  Besides, do you think if you shot a 49 lb. wolf (they go up to 150+ lbs) in your yard killing your dog that your lawyer could defend you by quoting this guy?  The largest coyote I ever saw was one snowy morning as I drove into the Hartford, Connecticut airport, it had just been hit and was dead alongside the road and went at least 60+ lbs: it must have been a wolf according to these “experts”.

–       “They were killed in Osceola County and Van Buren County.”  When I first read this I assumed that these two Counties were in the NE corner of Iowa where Mississippi River bluffs and woodlands form a contiguous pathway for wolves to move South into Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi (where they might eventually find true love with “Red” Wolves one day and begin a new series in this saga, we could call it “The Return of the Southern Red Timber Wolf to the Lower Mississippi River Valley”).  We could end that episode with wolf mommies and daddies going up the Missouri and Red Rivers with their :puppies” to the West in search of their “Mexican” and “Gray” Wolf cousins that they heard still lived “wild and free”.  I was wrong however about where these wolves were shot.

Buchanan County is indeed in NE Iowa, but it is about 45 miles W of the Mississippi River and about 60 S of the Minnesota border.  (Note here – Minnesota wolves are responsible for the elimination of all Minnesota moose hunting because the remaining moose are too few to offer hunting opportunities anymore. Additionally, Iowa has been a very popular hunting destination for deer hunters in search of BIG bucks for decades now.  When the sacred wolves take up residence, what will they eat?  The NGO’s and bureaucrat/officials/scientists assure us it isn’t cattle or calves or sheep or moose or deer (they will all thrive when wolves arrive according to the “experts”.)  Could it be hogs or dogs that will sustain them?  What else is there?  Can they live on disappearing pheasants or run down increasingly rare rabbits that take more calories to catch than they offer?  Think about that the next time the state government warbles about how lucky you are to get wolves.

Osceola County is clear across Iowa in the NW corner of the state right on the Minnesota border about 45 miles E of South Dakota.  I really feel sorry for that wolf, yet how lucky he was.  That corner of Iowa and Minnesota is an ocean of plowed ground as I write this in March.  The last time I was there at this time of year I saw a town I was driving to 15 miles away with nary an hedgerow, farmhouse or blade of grass for that matter to break my line of sight.  (“Where have all those pheasants gone to??”)  Just North of there in Minnesota a few winters ago a Minnesota farmer killed a mountain lion in a culvert by his house where his kids played and his horses were stabled.  He was fined and almost imprisoned and the media treated him like the Dentist that shot poor “Cecil” in Zimbabwe (where since Zimbabwe big game revenue has dried up, lions are now killed by natives at a high rate and the esteemed Director of USFWS is warbling his appeal for US Airlines to refuse to carry hunting trophies).  PS This is the same guy that when he was hired politically under President Clinton assured everyone he was a “hunter” and “supported hunting”.  What in God’s green earth would or could these large predators find to eat there in NE Iowa or SE Minnesota or Iowa at all, kibble at feeding stations?  Don’t ask, you won’t like the answer.

So wolves are now “invading” Iowa like Moslems invaded Europe in the Medieval times and Middle Ages; a two-pronged attack, first up through Spain and later through the Balkans and into Austria.  The question is will Iowans hunker down and take whatever comes: or will Iowans be like Charles Martel at the Battle of Tours (France) in 732 and John Sobieski in 1683 at the Battle of Vienna (Austria) defeating the invaders and send them packing back where they came from just like Don Juan did to the Moslem Fleet in 1571 at the Battle of Lepanto.  Future episodes will investigate this question.

“Wolves endangered” in Iowa?  The one thing Charles Martel, John Sobieski and Don Juan had in common is they had kings, laws and people supporting them and not these far away bums encouraging the very demise of the civilization that pays them and “elects” them.  Can any American communities survive under these circumstances?  Only time will tell.

Jim Beers

5 March 2016

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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC.  He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.  He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC.  He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority.  He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.

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