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  • WooHoo2You Dec 7, 2012

    I'm sorry, I hope no more wolves get killed, but a reward of 2500.00 for information, while an award of only 1,000 for a person murder is offered? I'm sure that all the money the police had, but really?- Rebelyell55

    That is a valid point.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 7, 2012

    Strange...we must live in different states being I have never hit or come close to hitting one. (Now deer on the other hand) BTW, the story is about SHOOTING a RED WOLF not hitting a coyote with a car.

    WooHoo2You
    December 7, 2012 7:49 p.m.
    ...........Can't ya tell this is a bogus, ya don't just hit coyotes. Ya might see one, but to see one hit on the side of the road? I doubt it.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 7, 2012

    I'm sorry, I hope no more wolves get killed, but a reward of 2500.00 for information, while an award of only 1,000 for a person murder is offered? I'm sure that all the money the police had, but really?

  • WooHoo2You Dec 7, 2012

    I see a few coyotes on the roads every day, and sometimes crossing and a few hit now and there. Happens...- Just Plain Common Sense

    Strange...we must live in different states being I have never hit or come close to hitting one. (Now deer on the other hand) BTW, the story is about SHOOTING a RED WOLF not hitting a coyote with a car.

  • WooHoo2You Dec 7, 2012

    So, they are predatory animals. Keep a few in captivity, then, but inevitably, they will run up against us humans and if it were to come to a choice between seeing a red wolf eat my child or shoot it, you know what any parent would do.- Just Plain Common Sense

    Yes, but in your imaginary, theoretical, hypothetical case would a person with "just plain common sense" not call the police to ensure they would not be jailed and / or fined for killing a protected endangered animal?

  • WooHoo2You Dec 7, 2012

    Hunters for the most part are better conservationists than those who claim that they are.- IBleedRedandWhite

    The deer stands, the four wheelers, the 4x4s in the woods or the guns used to kill animals. Which of those "conserve" anything?

    Note, I am not against hunting and do know a few hunters who have the utmost respect for nature and their prey however they *seem* to be a very small minority.

  • Just Plain Common Sense Dec 7, 2012

    I see a few coyotes on the roads every day, and sometimes crossing and a few hit now and there. Happens...

  • Just Plain Common Sense Dec 7, 2012

    So, they are predatory animals. Keep a few in captivity, then, but inevitably, they will run up against us humans and if it were to come to a choice between seeing a red wolf eat my child or shoot it, you know what any parent would do. Question: if a red wolf kills your child, insist going to be sent to jail and pay a $100K fine,or, wait, will the parent sue the Government?

  • Diva RN Dec 7, 2012

    IBleedRedandWhite, I remember reading somewhere that the red wolf, by DNA analysis, looks as if the "species" came about from coyote-grey wolf crosses. So that muddies the waters as to whether it is actually a species at all. I think the jury is still out on it.

    Insofar as hunters, I am vegetarian, but I see few options for deer population control because our ancestors decided to wipe out all their predators about a century ago, so that said predators would not eat livestock. When I worked trauma, I saw a LOT of deer vs. car accidents, some of them very serious (motorcycles, mostly), and I certainly would not want one coming through my windshield. That being said, it does go against natural selection to kill the largest, most fit members of the species. If natural predators were still around, they would be taking the old, weak, and sick.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Dec 7, 2012

    Amen, I bleed red and white!

  • IBleedRedandWhite Dec 7, 2012

    What people don't realize is that the Red Wolf looks almost identical to the coyote (look it up and tell me if you can tell the difference). They also roam the same areas and several land owner's will offer money if a coyote is killed because they destroy their livestock.

    On the other hand, hunters could be killing these because they believe this animal is ruining their hunting spot and scaring off the deer. Hopefully this is not the case and this person or persons should becaught and dealt with accordingly.

    Being a hunter myself, I never shoot at anything unless I am positive I know what it is and if I kill it, my family eats it or the meat is given away to family and friends. So this mentality that hunters are bad and trigger happy is a stereotype in which a few bad apples has branded all of us with a negative view in the non-hunters' public view. Hunters for the most part are better conservationists than those who claim that they are.

  • Americanfirst Dec 7, 2012

    As a hunter, I don't agree with shooting anything you are not going to eat. That being said, as a nation we have our morals out of order when you get 1 year in jail and a $100,000.00 fine for killing a Red Wolf, and people get a Gold Star for killing a un-born child!

  • Coach K is still GREAT Dec 7, 2012

    Sure do Qenie and I do it the right way.
    I feed my family... I don't rely on the government to pay my bills and furnish me with food.

    Go save a puppy or something bro... or is it sis...

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Dec 7, 2012

    GREAT - "I am a hunter and proud of it! "

    Do you eat what you hunt and kill?

    If not, you're not really a hunter, you're little more a stalker with a gun who kills without honor.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Dec 7, 2012

    Listen folks, I don't care what it is, if you aren't going to eat it yourself, don't shoot it. It deserves life as much as you do.

    Praying the beast who did this is caught and is dealt with harshly.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Dec 7, 2012

    Better than the th*g mentality... see a person, shoot a person.
    by the way... not all hunters are red necks... I am a hunter and proud of it! I don't have a mullet a hood, nor to I drink Budweiser and I actually having a pretty good job in RTP...

    Open your mind a little...

  • lilylogansmom Dec 7, 2012

    @ piene2...snob mentality; hear of an dead animal, asume red neck shot.

  • piene2 Dec 7, 2012

    Red neck mentality; see an animal, shoot an animal.

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