Wolves Wasting Big Game in Wyoming
Big news was made on March 23, 2016, when a pack of wolves slaughtered 19 elk in one single night near Bondurant, Wyoming. Many publications supportive of wolves tried to describe this seen as a rare “surplus killing,” to calm nerves in the community and those invested in big game conservation. It’s left many in the conservation community, regardless of what side question how common such “rare” wasteful killings occur on big game?
We reached out to our friend Maury Jones an active BGF member, who writes opinion pieces for Jackson Hole News & Guide newspaper. His columnist articles can be found underneath his title “Cowboy Common Sense,” which highlights the cowboy knowledge and love of this beautiful country that can’t always be taught from academia. Maury found out that, ‘The wolves ripped the fetuses out of the cows’ bellies and ate them. Evidence suggests the fetuses were ripped out while the cow elk were still alive, as it appears the cows got up and walked a few feet before collapsing from loss of blood and succumbing to merciful death. The unborn calves were the only thing the wolves ate. Maury comments “what a tragic wanton waste of beautiful elk.”
For his column, he interviewed several elk feeders, who work on state-run feed grounds to get their observations on wolf predation, and it’s not what environmentalist would have you believe. I recommend you read and share this with others. It’s a lie that wolves don’t kill just for fun