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  1. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Splitting hairs are we now with the invasive and non native terms? You may find my offhanded jokes pathetic, but I already called you out for your pathetic “liberal” talk. The “challenge” talk is even more despicable. The only challenge you pose in this thread is for the last word, which I can see is important for your ego. You are incapable of discussing data or research. Anytime the results counter your thoughts, you go scream and pout in your political corner. Science does not hold a political banner. Politicians have naively fed you lies hook line and sinker for decades. Regarding your bold statements and demands, I will answer whatever questions I see fit and am in no way regulated by you in any manner. That being said, I look forward to discussing predator-prey interactions with those who are able to, but realize that we have not really been able to on this thread! I’m going hunting for the weekend and look forward to reading more about the dreaded hybrid canines that are destroying our famed elk herds next week. Shoot straight gents!
  2. BusterAZ

    wolves

    This is fools talk! Sorry not sorry, but I was baiting you in! We clearly see things differently and this great country affords us that liberty! Don’t dilute science with politics. You have been duped into believing that science is trying to fool ya, but the truth of the matter is that politicians have been exploiting your loyalty. So much so, that you are clouded with reality!
  3. BusterAZ

    wolves

    You boys having butt sex? Anyways, the absence of a serious predatory threat has made elk herds too comfortable in areas I have once frequented. Shoot them all boys! I don’t consider man a serious threat to them, because we are not out there every day of the year. Black bear, coyotes, lion, or bobcat do not apply the same predatory forces as a pack of wolves. Please provide fact checked data on the invasive species talk and I will provide a response! Seriously, I’m trying to gain insight into this matter.
  4. BusterAZ

    wolves

    I’m sorry if I confused you, but deer and elk left without the proper predatory influences result in the degradation of riparian areas. For example, the overgrazing of aspen in our forests from elk. We have many study areas in this state to examine it. Have you ever seen the fenced in aspen groves in the Whites? Regarding the link, the full literature/data review is available through that page, but I’ll link the paper. The authors are analyzing the work of dozens of other scientific studies. https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/downloads/37720d266?locale=en
  5. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Looks like the diamond dog has a cheerleader. I love the left talk. You have no right to assume my political beliefs nor do I wish to discuss them either. This thread is about wolves and I will continue to attempt to have a fact based discussion relating to wolf reintroduction and ecosystem health.
  6. BusterAZ

    wolves

    If you asking about riparian degradation- https://today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2012/apr/loss-predators-northern-hemisphere-affecting-ecosystem-health I worked a projects involving whitetail deer and their ability to destroy forests as riparian streams, but the above link is a far reaching analysis.
  7. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Funny! There looks to be a post you deleted about the wolf as an invasive species. Can you cite any genetic studies to this claim? Anyways, the machismo is getting even more hilarious.
  8. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Back to the name calling. I have provided several citations in links to this discussion. You keep muddying the waters in a poor attempt to vilify the wolf. I try to keep the thread on the topic of predator-prey interactions, but all you do is name call and ask derailing questions. This thread has long run it’s course, but we can continue on with this banter if you like! It is getting to be a little pathetic though.
  9. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Same old rerun 🤮 All you do is run your mouth with no citations or data to back a single thought! Again, you have no authority over my speech. I love how you think you can tell me “to run along”. Like you have any control at all other than retreading the same old false claims.
  10. BusterAZ

    wolves

    We have more in common than this statement alludes to. I’m not telling you to believe anything. Our own eyes are biased. Look at the data and let’s have a civil conversation. Additionally, my degrees do not make me elite; we all have the same right to free speech. I joined forum to engage and hopefully meet fellow hunters to share ideas and hopefully run the dogs together, fish, or hunt big game together.
  11. BusterAZ

    wolves

    It is hard for this thread to stay on topic without the hurling of insults or the excessive crying of “you didn’t answer this or that” The graph presented was a misunderstanding of data in order to blame the wolf exclusively for a much more ecologically complex situation. The above blanket statement about “pro wolf” people is clouded toward the interests of people who want more elk tags. We are all competing for a limited resource. That is fine, but don’t confuse the subject. I’ve backpacked into many fine places in the pursuit of native trout and wild game, so I base my opinions on my own observations and also analyze data collected by professionals. It is important to note that the cattle ranchers may not be the hunters greatest ally, since they were backing Thorpe’s anti hunting bills. If you are referring to the ecological concept of Trophic Cascade, then I’m all for having an intelligent conversation on the matter. Also, I’m aware of BHA, but don’t fly their banner 😉 Below is a well written article that does not give the wolf all of the credit, but eloquently explains the complex nature of an ecosystem. https://untamedscience.com/biology/ecology/ecology-articles/wolf-reintroduction-yellowstone/
  12. BusterAZ

    wolves

    I like this now! You want to childishly insult till one of us has the last word?
  13. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Yes! I’ve camped, fished, and hunted in the Apache Forest. I invite the howls while around the campfire. AZ is the first state I’ve heard wild wolves and I love that feeling of being in the wilderness! Nature is not nice! Wilderness is my happy place 🤠 I’m not the hunters enemy, because I am one. I’m also an avid fly fisherman and have seen what the absence of apex predators does to riparian areas.
  14. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Thank you again for using the same weak a$$ rebuttal and the bait and switch technique that has no backbone. I don’t need to measure the blanks with you and your ilk! We go on with WRONG and all that lame talk, but you’re guilty of all the charges you weakly attempt to place on me.
  15. BusterAZ

    wolves

    There you go again! I didn’t acknowledge any of your babble!
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