Welcome to the Wild-About-Trapping.com Forums

Friends, Family and Outdoor Traditions
It is currently 11 Dec 2017, 10:27

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2007, 10:34 
Offline
HATCHET MAN
HATCHET MAN
User avatar

Joined: 30 Aug 2006, 10:13
Posts: 1562
Location: The Withers of Wisconsin
I guess we know what to use for coyote bait now... :lol:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,265456,00.html

Endangered Rabbits Returned to Wild, Quickly Eaten
Thursday , April 12, 2007
Associated Press

EPHRATA, Wash. —

Most of a group of 20 endangered rabbits that were reintroduced to the wild with great fanfare last month have been killed by predators, state officials said.

Only four of the rabbits released on March 13 remained at the Sagebrush Flat Wildlife Area as of Tuesday, said David Hays, pygmy rabbit coordinator for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Hays said two males were removed earlier this month and will be returned at the end of April. The other 14 rabbits are believed to have fallen victim to predators, mainly coyotes, but also hawks and owls, Hays said.

The rabbits, small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, eat sagebrush and are the only rabbits in the United States that dig their own burrows.

The Sagebrush Flat Wildlife Area, about 10 miles north of Ephrata, is considered the last native home of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit. The rabbit was listed as a state endangered species in 1993 and federally protected in 2003.

The 3,700-acre release site has been watched daily by Fish and Wildlife staff. Several of the rabbits were fitted with GPS monitors. Of the four rabbits remaining at the site, three are females who could be pregnant, officials said.

Hays said the rapid decline in population does not doom the multimillion-dollar project to return the near-extinct rabbit to its natural environment. More rabbits will be released in the area, and experts are looking for ways to reduce predation.

"We're taking it week by week. This is valuable learning time," he said.

_________________
Molon Labe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2007, 11:06 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 05 Jan 2007, 00:31
Posts: 150
Location: N. ID
What do they expect when they ban trapping.

_________________
EARTH FIRST: We will trap, mine and log the other planets later.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2007, 11:10 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaahahhahahahahah!!!! AAAAHAAHHAHAHAAahahahaa. Hahhahahaha. Ha...ha...ha... *passes out from lack of air from laughing too much*


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2007, 14:32 
Offline
Forum not-so-Newbie
Forum not-so-Newbie

Joined: 31 Mar 2007, 23:01
Posts: 14
Location: Langlade Co. WI.
I wonder what brainiac thought up that progrom.LOL


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2007, 16:26 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 11 Apr 2007, 22:02
Posts: 147
Kinda Retarded.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Coyote Food
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2007, 18:50 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 23 Jan 2007, 21:45
Posts: 157
Location: Valparaiso, IN.
How ironic ! :lol: Or is that moronic ? Coyotes are the main reason we have very few rabbits, pheasants, and quail around here where I live, and Indiana is one of the most liberal states when it comes to Fish and Game laws. What do they think is going to happen to the predator population when they ban trapping ? I can only hope that some of the bleeding hearts get their Poodles, or various other little ankle biters, munched on by "Wiley" !!! Obviously, the geniuses that came up with that brilliant idea did'nt bother to see how many 'Yotes there were in that particular area. Can you say "SUPER STUPID" ?!!! :P

grinnergitter54


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2007, 22:41 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 05 Jan 2007, 00:31
Posts: 150
Location: N. ID
All those geniuses live in the Seattle area, they dont have a clue. No pun intended. They already tried to get the law changed so they could trap moles.

_________________
EARTH FIRST: We will trap, mine and log the other planets later.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 13 Apr 2007, 06:27 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper
User avatar

Joined: 09 Apr 2007, 09:52
Posts: 90
Location: Chippewa county, WI
POETIC JUSTICE!!! at its best!!! :D

_________________
Any day outdoors is a GOOD day!!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group