However, there was one safe haven, and that was Yellowstone National Park that was established in 1872. In the year 1916 the National Parks Service started to eliminate all predators in Yellowstone National Park, which meant killing 136 wolves, 13,000 coyotes, and every single mountain lion. By 1939 this prog... ... middle of paper ... ...one has signed off on this plan before it went to Congress then it must be a good plan to manage the Grey Wolf population in the state. This is a highly controversial topic that will continue to be debated. Literature Cited Ferguson, Gary.
(n.d.). Fish and Game Idaho. Retrieved July 20, 2010, from www.fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/wolf/wolfrules.pdf King, N. (2009, June 20). Wolves in Yellowstone: A Short History | wolves | issues. Yellowstone Insider: Your Complete Guide to America's First National Park.
Wolf activists, farmers, and hunters are the main players in the fight for or against wolf reintroduction. Wolves are a vital part of our ecology, the animal kingdom’s food chain, and economy; and as such should be reintroduced to all the areas that the wolf roamed before they were wiped out by European explorers. The ecology, or how living organism interact with their environment, starts from the top, or the predator and goes down to the soil and streams. Before the wolf was introduced to the Yellowstone National Park, elk populations have grown too large for the land to sustain them. Due to the large number of elk eating the grass and trees, the grass has been eaten, and the soil has become loose due to the lack of grass to hold the soil in place (Hannibal 2012).
It shows the importance of a balanced ecosystem and it is also a prime example of survival of the fittest. Wolves strengthen the deer population, and keep each other in check. Although the misconceptions are numerous, wolf hunting would pose a threat to these amazing and needed animals, and compromise ongoing wolf studies. The wolf population cannot afford the potential damage this could cause, therefore wolves should not be hunted. Works Cited “All About Wolves, The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale.” IsleRoyaleWolf.
As of 1995, wolves have been reintroduced into the park. This has come with some strong opposition and yet has prevailed. The future of the wolf in Yellowstone park is now looking bright, although not certain since there still are those who want them banished again. History Many hundreds of years ago wolves roamed the entire North American continent with no barriers and very few predators. As settlers moved into the United States, wolves became more and more scarce in the wild of America.
Introduction The Red River Métis began their organised bison hunts soon after 1820 (Gerhard, 1982). The hunts did not take long to become a major part of the Métis culture and heritage. This would end up being a major source of income for many decades. As the ice age glaciers started to melt, the bison and other animals started moving onto the plains, the Métis then used this migration to their advantage and started hunting them (Gerhard, 1982). Some First Nations, particularly the Dakota and Assiniboine, relied primarily on the bison, utilizing every part of the body and carcass (Gerhard, 1982).
Will a regulated hunt get out of control, and a repeat of the past begins? Are the wolves posing any sort of threat in the present? Who or what would a hunt benefit? First, the issue of the past must be addressed. Back in the earlier years of the United States, wolves roamed free, and when farmers moved their livestock into what was then the wolves' territo... ... middle of paper ... ...he wolves, as well as a recreational hunting season.
Another problem is that some taxpayers are against the reintroduction because it cost them money to get the wolves back into the park. Another issue for taxpayers is that they have to pay for the damage the wolves do to the farmer’s animals. The pro for the reintroduction is the ecosystem is healthier. With the reintroduction, the wolf hunts sick deer and elk. The weak are sorted out and the strong survive.
According to Robert J. Noecker, an analyst in Natur... ... middle of paper ... ...ieved December 15, 2013, from http://www.skinnymoose.com/bbb/2011/01/21/native-rocky-mountain-wolves-v-introduced-canadian-gray-wolves/ Maughan, R. (1998, September 25). Idaho wolf reintroduction, overview and history. Idaho wolf reintroduction, overview and history. Retrieved December 15, 2013, from http://www.forwolves.org/ralph/wpages/idaho-o.htm#The%201995%20Idaho%20reintroduction Maughan, R. (2006, May 2). Native Rocky Mountain Wolves v. Introduced Canadian Gray Wolves.