IDAHO AERIAL HUNTING: TAKE ACTION NOW
January 30, 2012
Shades of Sarah Palin! Aerial Hunting is once again rearing it’s ugly head in the Northern Rockies state of Idaho.
When checking out the above site go to Management, and the first item marked “Potential Wolf Control Management in Lolo Zone, and then read their plans on aerial hunting.
“The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has confirmed that the state is moving forward as soon as weather permits with a plan to have the Obama Administration’s Wildlife Service kill two thirds of the wolves in the Lolo District of Clearwater National Forest .
This practice could reduce the population of wolves to below twenty for the sake of increasing the elk population. Killing a species to benefit another species has been proven time and time again to not be the best way to control species populations. This is certainly the case in Idaho, and seen more to satisfy special interest groups once again than to responsibly manage the wolf population.
Aerial hunting could start in just a few days depending on the weather. Idaho has not asked for comments because they know full well they would meet up with much opposition. So that is exactly WHY we need to join together and let Idaho know why this type of practice for species control of any kind is inhumane and simply NOT ACCEPTABLE.
USDA Services is charged with Aerial Hunting. To take swift action follow the links below to contact U.S Fish and Wildlife Services, ID Fish and Game Members, along with your own Congressional representatives from the list provided. In addition we are asking that you also contact the founding sponsors of the PAW ACT, which was introduced to prevent aerial hunting in this country. If Aerial Hunting is allowed in Idaho, then we will see it spread across National Forests everywhere. Tell the White House , Congress, and USDA Wildlife Services that we will NOT accept Aerial Hunting as a means to species control in this country. It is a cruel and barbaric form of management.
E-mail the White House www.whitehouse.gov/contact
Phone the White House 202-456-1111 (comments)
Contact your U.S. Representative at www.house.gov
Contact both your U.S. Senators at www.senate.gov
Phone the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 1-800-344-9453
E-mail the Fish and Wildlife Service at www.fws.gov/
Idaho Fish and Wildlife
Chairmen and Pan Handle Region
396 Sky Meadow Rd.
Sagle, Idaho 83860
P.O. Box 79
Fruitland, Idaho 83619
(208) 452-3812 (h)
Magic Valley Region
2664 East 3700 North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 734-2823 (208) 308-2823 (cell)
201 E. Center
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 232-6101, Ext 340 (w)(208) 233-6642 (h)
Upper Snake Region
4649 E. 250 N.
Rigby, Idaho 83442
(208) 538-5551 (h)
1503 Old Leesburg Road
Salmon, ID 83467
(208) 756-3850 (h)
ALSO PLEASE CONTACT A CO-SPONSOR FROM THE LIST BELOW AND ASK THEM TO GET INVOLVED. Rep. George Miller (Calif.-7) INTRODUCED The PAW ACT BILL . REACH OUT TO HIM, AND LISTED CO-SPONSORS BELOW AND ASK FOR THEIR SUPPORT.
PAW ACT Co-Sponsors Information:
REP. GEORGE MILLER’: http://georgemiller.house.gov/contact/email-me.shtml
CONGRESSMAN NORM DICKS http://www.house.gov/dicks/offices.shtml
SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE http://whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/
Hart Senate Office BuildingRoom 717
Washington, D.C. 20510
UNDERSTAND, LOVE, PROTECT
*Wolf photo on post courtesy of Michael Quinton*