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Wolf Hunt 'Derby' Announced in Idaho (Updated with comment)

Rodger Schlickeisen, Defenders of Wildlife

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From: Rodger Schlickeisen, Defenders of Wildlife
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 10:06 AM
Subject: Wolf Hunt "Derby" Announced in Idaho

The Idaho Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife have announced a “derby” hunt -- a contest to kill as many animals as possible, including wolves.

Nearly 180 wolf mothers, fathers and pups have already been killed in Idaho and Montana’s deadly hunting season. Now, Idaho’s wolves face a contest to gun them down as fast as possible.

Please donate by this Friday, November 20th to help us place our ad in Times Square to reach millions -- including influential media -- and save the lives of wolves.

To date, we’ve made important progress in the uphill fight against powerful anti-wolf groups like Safari Club International.

In our federal court fight, the judge has already indicated that we’re likely to win once the court case is heard. But we need the resources to see this expensive legal battle through.

We’ve taken the lead in speaking out for wolves in the region, appearing on Focus Earth with ABC’s Bob Woodruff, Dan Rather Reports and on the home page of the

And Defenders has been featured in influential regional media outlets like Idaho Public Television and in newspapers like the High Country News, the Idaho Mountain Express and the Bozeman Chronicle. Our wolf-saving work with ranchers was even featured in American Cowboy magazine. We need your help to reach out to more and more reporters to cover this important story and increase public awareness.

Our latest Times Square video ad includes footage of wolves and calls on viewers to join our nearly 100,000-signature petition drive to the Obama administration. But we need more funds to support these efforts and increase our grassroots mobilization efforts.

Please make an urgent tax-deductible donation today to place our latest ad in Times Square, carry out our five-point plan and restore protections for wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the northern Rockies.

We’re almost half-way to our goal of raising $75,000 to place this ad and carry out our five-point plan to protect wolves in the northern Rockies. Will you help?

We’ve made steady progress, thanks to the support of people just like you. But wolves now face a deadly killing contest in Idaho -- a harsh reminder that they remain in the crosshairs.

Please donate whatever you can afford by this Friday to help us reach our $75,000 goal.

With your help, we can carry out our plan to save wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the northern Rockies.

Rodger Schlickeisen

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Rodger Schlickeisen


Defenders of Wildlife

A Deadly Game Unleashed

Wolf Close-Up (Photo: Michael Quinton/NGS Stock)

Nearly 180 wolves have been killed since Idaho and Montana opened their wolf hunting seasons. Now wolves in the region face a deadly contest to kill as many wolves as possible.

Please make a tax-deductible donation today to help save wolves in the northern Rockies region and other wildlife.


Help Us Reach Millions for Wolves -- Donate Now

We’re almost half-way to our goal of raising $75,000. Please donate by Friday to help us place our latest Times Square ad and carry out our five point plan to save wolves.


----- Original Message -----
From: BE
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:32 PM
Subject: Siterun Contact Request from Fourwinds10

Why print such rubbish on Wolve killing? Here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan the wolves have killed many White-tailed Deer. We count on venison to supplement our food supply. Last time I heard---you can\'t eat Wolves. We hunters can control the herd without the help of Wolves. Our forefathers shot them off as they were a threat to livestock and humans. Unlike coyotes, wolves don\'t fear man. I was a trapper and coyotes fear humans and human scent--wolves don\'t!!! We bred them into a creature called a dog--and that\'s where they can happily exist. They were chosen for extinction by sensible thinking people. Once you have been surrounded late at night by a pack--you will surely agree. Being hunted by a predator is not a pleasant experience, especially when you have a rational mind.