Man's Role in Demise of Isle Royale Wolves

Questions regarding the Flora and Fauna on the island.

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Man's Role in Demise of Isle Royale Wolves

Post by hooky » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:23 am

Can't believe I'm scooping John on this one :D

http://www.mininggazette.com/opinion/ed ... le-wolves/

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Post by jrwiesz » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:25 pm

Nice hook-shot? :)
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Re: Man's Role in Demise of Isle Royale Wolves

Post by Ingo » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:14 am

hooky wrote:Can't believe I'm scooping John on this one :D

http://www.mininggazette.com/opinion/ed ... le-wolves/
We hope he's out having fun :).

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Re: Man's Role in Demise of Isle Royale Wolves

Post by hooky » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:08 pm

I hope so too


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Re: Man's Role in Demise of Isle Royale Wolves

Post by fishrman47 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:08 am

If wolves are a solution to the supposed problem of overpopulation of moose, why can't there be a moose hunt? Besides people's infatuation with megafauna like moose, there really wouldn't be much difference between taking moose or taking fish. Except, well a lot of $$$ could be generated by selling the tags and providing services to hunters who would give a testicle to get a shot at taking a moose.

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Re: Man's Role in Demise of Isle Royale Wolves

Post by hooky » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:02 pm

Hunting isn't an option. Isle Royale is not only a national park, but it's also an UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve. My understanding of that means that without an "indigenous" population on the island there will be no hunting.

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