People should stop blaming four-legged predators


I live at Tibbles Lake, have so for 40 years. We used to hunt and go out in the forest all the time.

I have, in all my 40 years, seen one lone wolf and haven’t heard one howl in years.

They are around, I know, but I don’t see these huge packs anywhere.

I am not vegan or anything else just so people don’t hate on me for my comments below.

Once again, people are blaming wolves for the downfall of, this time, caribou herds.

Yes, wolves do hunt all the big game, and if the herds are small or weakened by cold, hunger or other factors like ticks, the wolves have an easier time.

What makes me angry is the snowmobilers who race around in the habitat of the caribou, making tracks for the wolves to easily follow, letting them travel farther and faster and easier then they could through three or four feet of snow.

It is the same for all large game. Their habitat is being opened up by back country users and devastated by fires and hunters.

Maybe people should look at what they are doing to the wilderness and stop blaming four-legged predators and start blaming two-legged ones instead.

Margaret (Halliday) Maibauer

Tibbles Lake

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