Why Sportsman don't trust the science and credibility of many state and government Biologists!
Click here to listen to how radical our new IDFG Biologists are when they come off of the Greenie academia assembly line ! This Idaho Fish and game biologist sounds as if she just started working for Defenders of Wildlife! This was reccorded May 7th 2010 by the Boise State's radio program called "Off the Trail" where reporter Adam Cotterell is interviewing IDFG wolf Biologist Hilary Cooley where she says "wolves need elk"!
North America's leading wolf expert Dr. David Mech dispels the above myth that is being taught by many IDFG biologists that “Elk need wolves”. In Dr. Mech’s 2012 article, "Is science in danger of sanctifying the wolf?“, we learn the truth that wolves do not balance the ecosystem and provide a “Trophic cascade” where beavers and songbirds returned to Yellowstone. In fact we learn that 129 beavers had been “Planted” in Yellowstone and radicalized enviro’s have been using this information to validate their scientific fraud and phony studies! David Mech makes the following claim: “the new reports of wolf benefits by both lay people and scientists also may be exaggerated compared to the scientific evidence. As one reviewer of this article put it, ‘‘ecologists (and particularly conservation biologists) do seem obsessed to the point of blindness with predator-induced trophic cascades.’’
"Ultimately, predator reduction programs reduce the effectiveness and damage the credibility of management agencies." "It should not be assumed that maximizing the ungulate population is ‘natural’ or represents a ‘balanced’ system." ........Peter Zager, IDFG biologist Region 2
Idaho Fish and Game's "Human Dimension's coordinator Michele Beucler made the following claim during the Idaho Chapter of Wildlife Society's annual meeting in March of 2009. IDFG director Virgil Moore also attended this meeting and then assigned Mrs. Beucler to become the 2012 IDFG Summit Project manager working and focusing on the non-hunting, enviromental groups to fund and have more influence in IDFG's future direction. Mr. Beucler made the following statement in her workshop: .
“We explain five reasons why hunter recruitment and retention efforts may be ineffective and may be distracting state wildlife agencies from engaging citizens in general and helping to broaden wildlife conservation. Next, we give examples of how state wildlife agencies might connect with and engage non-hunters, including adopting a citizen-based business model and expanding what we call “hunting” and who we call “hunters”……Michele Beucler, 2012 IDFG Summit Project manager and human dimension's coordinator
Was Idaho Fish and Game complicit in wolf re-introduction and what role did they play?
"The Department believes the greatest return to society from the wildlife resource occurs when the maximum variety of products is provided and that maximizing a single product (e.g., harvest) is not necessarily desirable. We will encourage and promote nonconsumptive use of elk"
...........................................Jim Unsworth, Elk Management plan 1991-1995.
Click here to view the gross negligence that took place during the winter kill of 1993!
Click here to review the negligence that took place during the Idaho Lolo Zone winter Kill of 1996-1997 where IDFG had lost as many as 10,000 elk and they had not clue about this for almost 2 years due to not monitoring or being proactive stewards of our resources!
7-31-2010: F&G: Wolves not causing most elk losses
"The health of game herds, though, is driven by weather not predators"....Dave Spicer, IDFG Biologist- 2-20-2008
"In general, elk herds are doing very well in Idaho," Niemeyer said, pointing out that elk herds were in decline in some areas before the wolves were released. He disputed that there is any scientific evidence that wolves have reduced elk herds. Fish and Game Department wildlife biologist Steve Nadeau said the issue is more complex and that both extremes -- those predicting wolves will annihilate big game and those claiming the predators are harmless to big game are wrong."...........Steve Nadeau, IDFG /Carter Niemeyer (USFWS), 5-16-2002
"There are so many factors affecting elk populations, and wolves are only one of them, and likely not the most important one," said biologist Steve Nadeau, Fish and Game's large carnivore coordinator. Nadeau said Fish and Game has attempted to learn more about the impacts of wolves, especially in places where elk numbers are declining. He hears many complaints from hunters. He said it's likely the numbers aren't decreasing, the elk are more wary with wolves around. They don't spend as much time in the open and are more careful about making their presence known, he said. "The majority of what hunters are seeing are behavioral changes rather than population changes," Nadeau said"..........Steve Nadeau IDFG large carnivore coordinator 6-24-2004
“Despite the presence of wolves, some of the ailing elk herds in the Clearwater basin are beginning to show modest signs of improvement, says Steve Nadeau, Idaho Fish and Game predator biologist at Boise. If the habitat is improved, bad winters don't intervene and bear and lion populations are kept in check, Nadeau thinks elk herds will continue to improve “It’s likely elk populations will break through that bottleneck and start to expand again." —Steve Nadeau, IDFG large carnivore coordinator 4-26-2004
"We really don't fear wolves or other predators are going to drive any populations of big game animals to extinction," says Steve Nadeau, who heads the Idaho Fish and Game Department's wolf, bear and mountain lion management effort at Boise. "They will cause some level of predation within those populations that may or may not affect the status of that population."
The department and tribe are monitoring elk and wolf populations. If it's determined wolves are having too severe an impact on elk, he says, new rules proposed by the Fish and Wildlife Service would allow some wolves to be removed.”………..Steve Nadeau, IDFG large carnivore coordinator 4-25-2004
On May 22, 2008, Steve Nadeau gave a presentation to a couple hundred IDFG employees at In Service Training regarding the future of wolf management after delisting in Idaho. Steve Nadeau was presented the employee of the year award for outstanding management/leadership and coordination by IDFG director Cal Groen.
Tom Bergerud top wolf expert from BC told the IDFG the following:
"I predict that you´re going to have major impacts from wolves in this state," (Idaho) he said. I predict a major elk decline.
He said that he saw wolves "repeatedly depress moose, caribou and elk populations while studying them throughout Canada and in some cases they wiped out local populations of caribou."
"I've watched herd after herd (of caribou) go EXTINCT across Canada," he said. The problem: wolves have no known predators to keep them in balance with the ecosystem..”
Letter from Defenders of Wildlife to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack stating Idaho was close to falling below the 20 breeding pair threshold