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Old 11-15-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Mohawk Valley
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I'm curious of what your thoughts are about the introduction of wolves in Oregon?

 
Old 11-15-2011, 04:55 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Anything to get them off the endangered population list is a good thing. Hopefully they'll fit back into their niche in the food chain and fix a lot of the other issues we're having. IE, Wild Pig Infestations and over population of prairie rats, both of which are devastating farmer's crops.
 
Old 11-15-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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The travels of wolf OR-7. Very interesting. At least I think so.

I read this in October when OR-7 was traveling through Eastern Oregon, even getting across I-84 safely:
Baker County wolf was only passing through | Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Today I noticed that OR-7 has made it across the Cascades:
For first time in 65 years wolf appears in Western Oregon - Koinlocal6.com
 
Old 11-16-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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I think it's wonderful. I do hope ranchers and farmers can try some of the wildlife-friendly tactics in protecting their sheep and cattle and other domestic animals and keeping them as safe as possible from the wolves and other predators. I see both sides of the argument but I do believe that there are more reasons to support wolves being back in their native habitat than I do to oppose them being here. There has to be a balance. You cannot take one entity out of the cycle of our natural life and expect all other life to go on as if everything is OK.
 
Old 12-05-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Portland OR
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Gernerally not a good thing because as has happened in all areas where this has taken place, it gets very political and further creates animosity amongst the public.

Wolves are spreading and moving into new areas on their own. If it happens naturally fine, but no reason for people to instigate this activity.
 
Old 12-05-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Gernerally not a good thing because as has happened in all areas where this has taken place, it gets very political and further creates animosity amongst the public.

Wolves are spreading and moving into new areas on their own. If it happens naturally fine, but no reason for people to instigate this activity.
The problem with this is that people are the reason the wolves had to be re-introduced in the first place. We nearly exterminated them for most areas in the lower 48. While I do agree that they cause problems among ranchers, I also agree with haggardhouseself. Wolves create a balance in the ecosystem and shouldn't be eliminated. They are starting to make a comeback, but it's because of their reintroduction.
 
Old 12-11-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Our peripatetic OR-7 now has a fan club: OR-7 -- Oregon's wandering wolf -- captures imagination of worldwide audience | OregonLive.com


 
Old 12-22-2011, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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OR-7, our peripatetic celebrity wolf visited Crater Lake for a couple of days and is again on the move:
Celebrity wolf OR-7 leaves big tracks, but keeps out of view near Crater Lake | OregonLive.com

If dog owners kept their Chihuahuas, Poodles, Shih Tzus, Pekingese or other ankle-biter yapper types outside, OR-7 could have some nice holiday snacks. And the world would be a quieter place.

Name that wolf here:
Rename OR-7: 5 finalists for Oregon's wandering wolf, and some also-rans | OregonLive.com

A discussion of wolves in Oregon here:
Good wolf, bad wolf | OregonLive.com

Last edited by karlsch; 12-22-2011 at 01:37 AM..
 
Old 12-25-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Mohawk Valley
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Thanks for your opinions and the links. I appreciate it.
 
Old 12-30-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Oh no!! Our beloved OR-7 has decided to move to California.

OR-7 heads into California -- the first wolf to return to the Golden State since 1924 | OregonLive.com

Why would he abandon Oregon and move to the Golden State?

Is is the drivers who stay in the left lane? The aggressive panhandlers? No self service gas stations? The state owned liquor stores? The Southern Oregon survivalists? The Portland liberals? The legacy of the KKK? The Eugene hippies? The evil loggers? The boring retired people living on the coast? The lousy schools?..........

No! None of this would concern a wolf.

It must be because it rains all the time.
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