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Endangered Mexican gray wolves get room to roam

Biologists recently conducted an annual count of Mexican gray wolves in southern New Mexico. Some 300 of the endangered animals are in that state and New Mexico, and officials recently enlarged the area in which they are free to live.... Read more»

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Feb 7, 2015, 10:31 am
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we shouldn’t be destroying wildlife to subsidize cattle ranching. BOYCOTT BEEF

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Feb 7, 2015, 1:59 pm
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I’d rather find a solution for cattle ranchers to co exist with wolves than end up with only getting beef from crowded factory farms….

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Feb 7, 2015, 2:40 pm
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Ranchers do far more good for the environment and ecosystem than given credit for.  Far more, in fact, than the pseudo environmentalists who like to bash them.

However, they, like many hunters, exaggerate greatly the impact of wolves on their livelihood and prey species herd size and health.

There is room for both.  I have camped and hunted in wolf country, and the sound of a wolf howling at night is an awesomely eerie sound that you never forget.

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Feb 7, 2015, 4:13 pm
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Agreed. The conservation solution rests on the shoulders of the top predator, man.

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Feb 10, 2015, 10:51 am
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In three decades around $28 million spent on the program to reintroduce the wolf.

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A Mexican gray wolf lay unconscious on an open truck bed after being tranquilized and brought to the drop site for processing.

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