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Johnny B it's an issue in Utah, CO, and Montana as far as I've heard. Some blame it on oil production, others coyotes (with a bounty in Utah) I think there is just less pressure on predators. The deer are still there, just thin on the ground. Meanwhile the game cams show a big tom and two large black bears and oodles of song dogs.
Wish you all could decide wether the noble wolf is the guardian of the ecosystem trimming just the right amount of elk and moose, or wether they just eat mice like in Never Cry Wolf, cause you can't have it both ways.
By the way wuffs weren't brought in for elk because there never were too many. Or that's what all the scientists at your park service decided.
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Statistics: Posted by mywolvesrock — Mon May 20, 2013 5:59 am
So, does anyone have an opinion on whether it makes sense any more to collar wolves in Yellowstone if there is a chance they will leave the park at some point. If someone thinks it's still a good idea I'd like to hear why they think so.
Statistics: Posted by Coda — Sun May 19, 2013 5:25 pm
I grew up out on the eastern end of on Long Island which suffered massive urban sprawl in the late 70s, and 80s. Given he lived out there during the later part of this time and when this song was written, I'd guess it is about the urban sprawl and events that happened out there. I'm sure the reference to pines is about the pine barrens areas in Suffolk county. The area has massively changed since I moved away. The open fields where I used to launch model rockets are now housing developments. Most of the rest of the farmland has also been developed. BTW: The video is by a fan, not Billy Joel. The official video is of some concert footage.
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Statistics: Posted by ELK — Sun May 19, 2013 12:02 pm
The trick is not to bore them with any details, just stick to the facts such as the amount of the CONtributions they can expect.
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Statistics: Posted by S_Egbert — Sun May 19, 2013 10:13 am
To bad they weren't doing the show from the 'Snitching Post' - formerly the Hitching Post turnout.
Maybe FOX News could do their show from there with the REAL Storrey!
Statistics: Posted by Photodude — Sun May 19, 2013 10:06 am
Will there be hearings on the abuse of power by the NPS with respect to the woof watchers and their tyrannical rule in Lamar??
Statistics: Posted by Photodude — Sun May 19, 2013 10:02 am
I am not from Montana,but maybe the reason they resent the people that move there is the attitute they bring with them. Here in the South we have many who have moved here from the North, supposedly because they like it here. They say they want to live in the country, however as soon as they get here they want change. They want every road paved, a Walmart within 5 miles, the County to build them a park. They want the farmer down the road who has lived here for generations to be told how he can farm his land. They say they like the friendliness of the South but they bring their Jersey attitude with them and would rather die then speak to you on the road.We have some good neighbors, they are the ones who really did move here because they liked it ,but we also have some arrogant jerks who think they are just a little above the people from here. Makes you wonder why in the world did they move here.I am sure Montana has their share of those too.When in Rome do as the Romans, don't move there and try to make into America.
It does go both ways. I am from New Jersey (thanks for the bad reference!) and have a few friends who moved to North Carolina to get away from the hustle and bustle of the north. My friend, who's been down south for 15 years now, recently complained how when he got to North Carolina, it was very peaceful and quiet, but now there are drug stores, a Walmart, etc. on the corner near his house. He hates it because that's why he left New Jersey.
So please don't blame us Northerners for attitude. I know many who have grown up "down south" who want to change the south into the North. It does go both ways.
Also, I would really love to move out west. Me and my wife first went to Yellowstone in 2008 and have been back several times since. If we could, we would probably move out there, possibly by Jackson or Gardiner. We don't want to change a thing, as that is why we love the place. I would love to get away from the craziness here in Jersey, and love the laid back attitude of the west. I don't know if it will ever happen, but who knows.
Statistics: Posted by TeeJay — Sun May 19, 2013 6:43 am
Dave Parker wrote:
Oh come on, you are going to bring up the situation that happened with Kari? That has nothing to do with what is going on currently, my wife's family members where part of the search teams on that incident, in fact her uncle was a group commander, that was completely different that what is being discussed! Those two were nutcases, and it would not have mattered which state they lived in, in fact the son just went back to jail for being a drug dealer.
Talk about pulling all stops out!
Well said. The father was sent to prison shortly before they caught up with the son wasn't he?
There are nutcases everywhere who will voice support for anyone who gains notoriety, I saw a report the other night about all of the young girls voicing support for the Boston Marathon bomber for goodness sake.
Statistics: Posted by ELK — Sun May 19, 2013 5:47 am
Talk about pulling all stops out!
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