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Friday, August 16, 2013

RMEF Response to New York Times Editorial on Gray Wolves

The New York Times Editorial Board recently issued an opinion (August 16, 2013) critical of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, as well as Idaho, Montana and Wyoming for their handling of gray wolf management. Below is a response to that editorial by RMEF President/CEO David Allen: 

“Your recent Op-ed about gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains is a prime example why you publish newspapers and our state wildlife agencies manage wildlife. Gray wolves have far exceeded their recovery goal approved by EVERYONE upon their release by some 500%. Try to stick to the facts and not your metro emotions that do not apply to managing wildlife. You undermine and discredit the wildlife agencies of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho with your remarks that are based on no facts. Who do you think recovered the gray wolf population to this point?” 

M. David Allen
President & CEO
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

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