Dagnabit, looks like Dave Workman beat me to the big wolf story this morning.
His Seattle Gun Rights Examiner column today breaks word that Washington Governor Christine Gregoire is noodling a gray wolf hunting derby with tags available through a lottery that will also help ease the state’s massive revenue shortfall.
And with gas prices once again around the $4 mark, Workman also reports that wolves will be stocked in Seattle neighborhoods to boost participation and public support.
That will also “help urban wolf advocates save a fortune in gasoline by not having to drive all the way to the Methow Valley just to hear a wolf howl,” WDFW director Phil Ande …
Hey, wait a minute, back in December Anderson was downplaying translocation in Washington.
And none of my state biologist contacts have been saying anything along these lines.
And Judge Molloy hasn’t made a decision on the proposed settlement on wolves in the Northern Rockies.
Sheesh, take a sick day and all sorts of weirdness bubbles up. Now I’ll have to call everybody all over again. Stand by, Madonna, Gary, Scott, Jeff.
Hmm, looks like I also have to change my calendar page … oh, Dave, duh, that’s right, it’s April Fools.
Well, guess this saves me about a half an hour of “work” coming up with my own silly wolf story!