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IDAHO AERIAL HUNTING: TAKE ACTION NOW

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Shades of Sarah Palin!  Aerial Hunting is once again rearing it’s ugly head in the Northern Rockies state of Idaho.

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/wildlife/wolves/

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

E-mail the White House www.whitehouse.gov/contact
Phone the White House 202-456-1111 (comments)
202-456-1414 (Switchboard)
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
Tony McDermott
396 Sky Meadow Rd.
Sagle, Idaho 83860

(208) 263-2200


mcmule@msn.com

 

Clearwater Region

Fred Trevey
6626 Cougar Ridge Road
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
(208) 743-5465

fred.trevey@idfg.idaho.gov

 

Southwest Region

Bob Barowsky
P.O. Box 79
Fruitland, Idaho 83619
(208) 452-3812 (h)
bbarowsky@fmtc.com

Magic Valley Region
Wayne Wright
2664 East 3700 North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 734-2823 (208) 308-2823 (cell)
2wrights@cableone.net

 

Southeastern Region

Randy Budge
201 E. Center
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 232-6101, Ext 340 (w)(208) 233-6642 (h)
rcb@racinelaw.net

Upper Snake Region

Kenny Anderson
4649 E. 250 N.
Rigby, Idaho 83442
(208) 538-5551 (h)
kenny.anderson@idfg.idaho.gov

Salmon Region

Gary Power
1503 Old Leesburg Road
Salmon, ID 83467
(208) 756-3850 (h)
gpower@centurytel.net

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/

Providence Office:

401-453-5294 phone

401-453-5085 fax

Washington Office:

Hart Senate Office BuildingRoom 717

Washington, D.C. 20510

202-224-2921 phone

202-228-6362 fax

 


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*Wolf photo on post courtesy of Michael Quinton*

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