Yellowstone: Support MTFWP’s Decision to Close Subunits.
January 10, 2013
Email Campaign: Support Montana FWP’s decision to close subunits
of wolf hunting zones near Yellowstone National Park
MTFWP Director Hagener: email@example.com
Montana FWP Commissioners: firstname.lastname@example.org
Montana Governor Bullock: email@example.com
Gov. Bullock’s Natural Resources Advisor, Tim Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission was right to enact modest restrictions on wolf hunting and trapping near Yellowstone National Park.
- By doing so, they demonstrated to the public that it was taking a much needed step to protect wolves as a scientific and economic resource.
- The loss of these wolves is crippling to the scientific study of wolves. When controversy about wolves arise, these studies are extremely valuable, especially since this research focused on an unexploited wolf population; this is no longer the case.
- When visiting YNP to wolf-watch, people spend millions of their hard earned tourist dollars annually on hotels, stores, restaurants, etc. in gateway communities of Bozeman, Billings, Red Lodge, West Yellowstone, Livingston, Silver Gate, Cooke City, and Gardiner and these communities depend on this tourism. Healthy wolf populations generate significant revenue for the state and they continue to provide jobs even during these challenging economic times.