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Federal wildlife officials will propose Endangered Species Act protections
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By Craig moore on 02-01-13 @ 11:12 am
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It never ceases to amaze me how our government twists the facts.  It is further underwhelming to
have a press that doesn’t challenge such antics.  See http://www.lhnet.org/wolverine/
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Globally, wolverine populations are decreasing, but the species is listed as ‘Least Concern’ by
the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)...

Threats

Within the current range, human activities continue to impact on wolverine populations and
habitat. The wolverine is threatened by fragmented distributions, presumed low genetic
diversity, as well as “population control” hunting and conflicts with human settlements
resulting from depredation of livestock. While this species inhabits a zone that is particularly
affected by climate change, habitat change or even loss is not taking place at such a rate to be
considered a major threat to the wolverine. Ample forested lands and tundra with suitable prey
stocks are available throughout much of its range. The problem is the rate of human land use
expansion into this range, increasing the frequency of interaction with human populations and
conflict over livestock depredation. Given the remoteness of these locations, tolerance of
wolverines taking livestock is low and in some areas “population control” hunting is used as a
proactive means to avoid loss of animals.
==end quote===
By mooseberryinn on 02-01-13 @ 12:06 pm
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Well now.  this dire warning, this potentially end of the world, this grave bit of propaganda will be
followed with…... TAH DAH!!!!  New and improved, low cost, low calorie, low salt, Enviro-friendly
packaged…. (wait for it) (I love that overused phrase)..... EPA REGULATIONS!  no congress, no
vote, no representation, etc.  Let’s see, what’ll ya have?  OK - everyone must leave the Bakken Oil
fields immediately to save the wolverines!  Everyone must stop all coal mining in Montana… oh wait,
didn’t the EPA do that already?  anyway - standby for idiot EPA REGULATIONS to save the
wolverine, at the cost of thousands of jobs.  (It’s what the regime does ya know).
By ride4fun on 02-02-13 @ 12:01 pm
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Unlike the previous two comments, I hope they do protect the Wolverine.  It’s an amazing
creature who an extremely low population in the US.  Glacier National Park had an amazing
wolverine study which is chronicled well in “The Wolverine Way” by Douglas Chadwick.  Read this
book and you’ll want to protect the wolverine.  I’d welcome an end to ALL traping, but even if
the Federal government does provide protection, a wolverine can still wander into a trap and be
killed.  To Mr. “Mooseberryinn”—what did the wolverines ever to do you?  More than likely
this diatribe was written while drinking—at least that’s what it looks like.
By Craig moore on 02-02-13 @ 12:40 pm
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ride4fun, nowhere did I argue that wolverines shouldn’t be protected.  Strawman argument their.
I took exception with our govt. twisting the facts and the lack of a watchful media to expose
such nonsense.  Perhaps you just didn’t read my comment.
By mooseberryinn on 02-03-13 @ 10:03 pm
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ride4fun - Ya just don’t get it.  so gullible.  It’s not about protecting the wolverine.  King Obama and
his EPA don’t care about the wolverine or any other creature.  They care about POWER.  it’s just
that this particular power play is wrapped up in the"wolverine paper”.  or - “warming paper” - This is
just another ploy to create ‘global warming taxes”.  Cap and trade, whatever they wish to call it. 
Standby for the next episode - that will feature .... a TAX.  Suddenly it will become necessary to
establish a “save the wolverine” tax.  wise up there buddy.  Understand the game of this regime.
By hotfishmt on 02-06-13 @ 4:07 pm
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Moose Droppings: do you actually think Obama has time to think about Wolverines??? Come
on get real. The Federal Govt is so big….each little thing is not reviewed up at the top. You just
relish any chance to use Comrade or King Obama…..no matter how stupid it makes you look.
By mooseberryinn on 02-06-13 @ 6:43 pm
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hotfishmt - maybe if you actually read what was written, you might not make such idiot statements. 
What an achin’ moron.
By Mark Phillips on 02-07-13 @ 10:27 am
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The Wolverine apologizes for causing the blowhardisphere to hyperventilate (thereby releasing massive
amounts of greenhouse gases). The satirical effect of the raillery is not lost on him.
By mooseberryinn on 02-07-13 @ 5:27 pm
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good one Mark P - now if only us taxpayers might be saved.
 
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