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Thread: Increase wolf cull, pen pregnant cows to save endangered caribou

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    Default Increase wolf cull, pen pregnant cows to save endangered caribou

    Imagine that....the plan to kill wolves rather than protect them seems to work, at least for Caribou....

    An extensive study of caribou herds across British Columbia and Alberta suggests a way to reverse a long and steady decline of the endangered species kill more wolves and moose and pen pregnant cows.
    Serrouya and his colleagues looked at 18 caribou herds ranging over more than 90,000 square kilometres. At the study's start in 2004, 16 herds were declining.

    Restoring habitat damaged by oil, gas and forestry activity is too slow, said Serrouya. Herds don't have the decades that takes.

    The scientists compared four government-run management programs killing wolves, protecting pregnant cows, moving caribou between ranges and culling moose that attract predators. Six of the herds were not managed.

    By 2018, the unmanaged herds remained unchanged.

    But eight of the 12 managed herds improved. Half of them had either stabilized or begun increasing. One almost doubled over three years to 67 from 36 animals.
    Herds with the best growth rates were linked to both maternity pens to protect pregnant cows during calving and extensive wolf kills. Ranges with the best herd growth had the most intense cull.

    Those five ranges saw a total of 144 wolves killed every year, mostly by aerial gunning and strychnine. A cull that large over the entire study area would result annually in nearly 650 carcasses, although Serrouya said that's not being recommended.

    Removing moose at the same time would allow managers to kill up to 80 per cent fewer wolves, he said. Still, moose numbers in any one range would have to be reduced by up to 83 per cent.
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    Who would of thought, kill the wolves that kill the caribou and you end up with more caribou?.... where do I go to school to learn that?
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    almost makes more sense than using helicopters to move them away from the wolves
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    DON"T GET ME STARTED!

    common sense everywhere else except for the Ontario game managers.

    a handful of wolf huggers in this province and no one in the MNR with any kahunas.

    Huge success for them going from 36 to 67 animals in one herd.

    We had 700+ on an island and we let it implode in about 4 years..... pitiful! ABSOLUTELY PITIFUL!
    Last edited by SK33T3R; March 11th, 2019 at 07:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    almost makes more sense than using helicopters to move them away from the wolves
    wait a minute! we helicoptered the wolves to greener pastures after all the caribou were ravaged.

    At least it was an export item to another country.
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