Saturday, April 4, 2015

More North Carolina “red” Wolf News

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Make no mistake, this is a real fight and we are being represented by men defending our rights. There are more in Arizona, in Florida, in Oregon, in Idaho, in Montana and in Wisconsin. They all need our help if rural America and our way of life are to survive.

The following letters and newspaper article are good news that bode well.

Thanks to the NC Triangle Chapter of SCI International. Where are the rest of “our” conservation organizations? Ask them to, at least, send letters of support and to copy USFWS and their Congressmen, and then run it with an article in those slick magazines we get for our membership. When you do, remember the old saying, “you will know them by their deeds”.

Jim Beers

By Jett Ferebee

To: Ms. Sharneka Harvey U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — The Endangered Species Act 10(J) rule specifically states that a nonessential experimental population of wolves may only be released within their historical range.

The attached Department of Interior map — commissioned by the DOI to determine the historical range of the red wolf for the species’ reintroduction program — clearly shows that the red wolf was never native to the State of North Carolina.

In 1995, this statement was added to the 50 CFR Part 17 1995 rules revision for the red wolf program in NC:

“(9)(i) The Alligator River reintroduction site is within the historic range of the species in North Carolina, in Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties; because of its proximity and potential conservation value, Beaufort County is also included in the experimental population designation.”

In a recent Red Wolf ‘Program Evaluation’ prepared by the Wildlife Management Institute, the former Red Wolf Coordinator for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mike Phillips, made the following comments:

“It should be clearly noted in the report that the red wolf genome that exists is the product of selective breeding by U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologists in the 1970s.”

“There is no denying that the existing red wolf genome is something of a human construct.”

Ms. Harvey, please provide specific and detailed evidence that the “red wolf” that was a “human construct” and was “selectively bred” in a zoo in Tacoma, Washington, using hybridized coy-wolves from the State of Texas was ever present in the North Carolina counties of Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell, Washington, and Beaufort as explicitly stated and added in 9(i) of the 50 CFR Part 17 1995 Rules revisions mentioned above.

The fact that this “invented” red wolf or any red wolf was never native to the State of North Carolina is perhaps a great indicator as to why, after 28 years, this taxpayer funded experiment continues to fail.

I would like this information in whatever format is most cost effective for the Service. I am a private citizen and will pay the costs up to $1,000 without the need for you to ask my permission. If I missed something, please let me know.


Jett Ferebee
Greenville, N.C.




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