SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the impact of wolves in The American Redoubt. There are wolf article links in all sections.


Radio Free Redoubt: 2018-07-07 Steve McLaughlin and Apex Wolf Issue

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From the gauche perspective of Northwest Public Broadcasting: Today’s Northwest Wolves Have Roots In Coastal Rainforests And Rocky Mountains


10 Wolves Killed in Northern Idaho to Boost Elk Numbers

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Just when you thought Idaho home prices couldn’t climb any higher, they do, by a lot


Montana’s wolf population remains strong

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DNA results show mysterious canine is a wolf

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There are plenty of bears, too: Grizzly suspected in death of four calves, can’t be found


Eastern Oregon

ODFW to provide kill permit after three depredations by wolves in Wallowa County

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As Oregon wolves rebound, tensions rise over livestock attacks

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Oregon wolf population rises to at least 124; Gov. Brown calls growth ‘encouraging’


Eastern Washington

This very recent incident made national headlines: Okanogan search and rescue teams use helicopter to save student from wolf pack. JWR’s Comments:  As the wolf packs grow and spread, there will inevitably be more incidents like this–some with tragic resulting loss of life. It was a colossal mistake for Federal authorities to introduce Canadian Gray Timberwolves into CONUS! These are a larger subspecies than the variety that formerly roamed the Lower 48.

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Wolves stick to northeast Washington



New University of Wyoming slogan draws criticism. JWR’s Comment: Wow! It seems that these critics need to get out more, to working cattle ranches and to rodeos. There, they would meet Native American cowboys, and black cowboys, and bonafide working cowgirls.

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G&F targets a record 58 wolves

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44 wolves taken in first wolf hunt in Wyoming since 2013


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  1. This reminds me of of something I recently saw in New Mexico, they are now building “kid cages” at bus stops due to the risk of wolf attack. A smaller species of wolf has been reintroduced to the area and the parents are concerned about the risks. The parents lock their children in these cases and they remain there until the bus driver let’s them out.

  2. Locking the kids in cages is affirming in their minds that the gummint will protect them from all dangers. To say nothing abut them learning that’s it’s OK to be locked in cages. Very much similar to running to your safe space rather than confront the intruder with superior/any firepower.
    In No. Central Wash., same county as this human treeing occurred, (Okanogan) my neighbor has had a wolf from the “Lookout Pack” eyeing his house a number of times. We both border the NF. 3 wks. ago he was visited by not one but two mountain lions, at dusk, in his front yard, 10 ft from the house. One actually crouched and crept towards him in attack mode as he was watching over the burning of a pile of brush. And he wasn’t packing, (silly boy) saved by aggressive behavior and a dog…. Yeah, we need more wolves, and grizzles too, all well and good until some rock licker gets their butt in a pinch or their weenie little blender mutt taken for lunch, then the gov will have to do something drastic, cause they’re just to aggressive. Maybe sending them to re-education camps will help…..

  3. While its minor compared to either a mountain lion or a wolfpack, I have a new problem this summer, an almost completely black skunk. Wouldn’t be much of a problem except that we have several all black cats. The skunk has gotten to within ten feet of me three times at night before I can see the difference in shape. Sooner or later I’m going to get sprayed. And of course, I only see him at night.

  4. Just another example of the whirlwind you reap by throwing the borders open to foreign predators (1).

    But seriously, we’re all aware the gubment, via IDFG around here, intentionally injected these dangerous animals into “non-native” areas back in 1995 to spread disease (2), kill livestock and generally harass us crazy Bible thumpin’, gun huggin’, prepper/ homesteader types.

    Up in our neck of the woods we practice the time honored and eminently practical S3 Method:

    Shoot, Shovel, Shut Up.



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