That should make him easy to spot..We just saw a new release or a newly collared critter on our farm next to Rose Acre Egg Farm. Big, leggy coyote looking thing, but probably in the 50# range. Had a new, bright orange color with a transmitter the size of a softball.
So there's six of the 12 hybrids with collars and all are in the ARNWR?Yes Mike per the public's request they are putting orange collars on all of the wolves they catch and release, about half of the wolves have them so far. So if you see a wild-looking canid with an orange collar, it is safe to say it is a red wolf.
In other words, you have released mix breed animals (again) that have been classified as what you wish them to be, while trampling on the rights of property owners? Would that be anything close to an accurate assessment?Both!
Is that like the banding program for waterfowl or fish tagging program? Call it in after your hunt for a certificate/reward?Yes Mike per the public's request they are putting orange collars on all of the wolves they catch and release, about half of the wolves have them so far. So if you see a wild-looking canid with an orange collar, it is safe to say it is a red wolf.
Short term actions on your property
From: Miranda, Leopoldo <email@example.com>
To: Jett Ferebee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Jeffrey Fleming <email@example.com>; Gordon S. Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org>; David Rabon <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, May 17, 2013 7:39 pm
After discussing with staff we were able to put together a quick short term action plan. Please find a proposed method to remove wolves from your property. As discussed last Tuesday, we understand that this is a short-term and unsustainable method, but will be implemented until a longer-term solution is developed. Also, we are only trapping on your property. Obviously, some of the unanswered questions will need to be resolved in the coming weeks, but for now, we will at least attempt to remove the known wolves (there are 3 animals in the area) that use your property.
We will need confirmation that we have your permission to enter your property and your contact information so the field biologists can contact you (or your manager) early next week to coordinate the access and activities on your property.
Our immediate goal is to only remove the wolves in that pack (3 known wolves) from your property. We will begin the process next week sometime, after getting approval to access your property. We will keep the wolves at Sandy Ridge (our holding facility at Alligator River NWR) until we can decide what to do with them for the long-term. Due to safety considerations, we will stop trapping when the temperatures consistently exceed 85 degrees. We will continue monitoring the site once the three wolves are captured, at least on a weekly basis, but we will not trap as long as the temperatures are consistently above 85 degrees. If we are successful in capturing the three wolves, then we can complete the trapping component in the next couple of weeks. There are a number of unanswered questions that will need to be addressed for the not so distant future, though. We mentioned a few of these during our meeting last Tuesday. We will coordinate with Gordon and his staff and our staff on these.
I have copied Dr. David Rabon, our recovery program coordinator so he can get your contact information and permission to work on your property. If you have any questions please let us know.
Once again, thank you for your time last Tuesday and your openness to discuss these very complicated issues.
Leopoldo "Leo" Miranda
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Assistant Regional Director, Ecological Services
Southeast U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
1875 Century Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30345
Fish are released to be caught by fishermen, that’s it. At least the tiger musky is sterile.I don't understand why they would release such a predator? I just moved from a state that F&W would stock tiger muskies in the same lakes that they would stock trout. Makes no sense to me what so ever. Not to mention they are total devastation on sun fish, bass and other pan fish and are horrible eating. IMO, there are way too many predators these days.