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Public comments on wolf hunts: more pro than con, still divisive

[large thumbnail url=”public-comments-on-wolf-hunts-more-pro-than-con-still-divisive” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”public-comments-on-wolf-hunts-more-pro-than-con-still-divisive” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”27″] On July 14, the commissioners for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will likely OK a quota of 220 gray wolves for the revival of the much-debated hunt this fall.

In advance of the hunt, FWP sought public comments. Today, the Associated Press released a report on its analysis of those comments.

Not surprisingly, the comments range from extremes, with some advocating trapping and poisoning. The story by Matthew Brown, a Billings-based reporter, includes the e-mailed comments of “Barry from California,” who referred to wolves as “hounds of hell” and said their reintroduction was instigated by subversives bent on “destroying our nation.”

That’s followed by Barbara Laxson of Mansfield, Texas, who decried the “senseless killing of God’s creation.”

Read the entire article on newwest.net: Public comments on wolf hunts: More pro than con, still divisive

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