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30 April 2012 at 8:37 p.m.
I say, hunt all the stupid people and leave the last of the birds and animals on this planet alone (Sad thing is, I honestly mean this.) Anything remotely wild and beautiful to a few of us, must be destroyed by those who have completely lost their connection to this planet. Man never learns!!!
1 May 2012 at 8:33 a.m.
Very sad, that this is “wildlife management.”
1 May 2012 at 9:17 a.m.
Really Ranger?? Who was here in the area first? Not you or your kids. Humans are the invaders, we destroy the habitat the animals depend on. So yes lets kill the animals that bother yes. Congradulations ignorance like your is the reason man is destroying the planet. Maybe we should practice population control on humans? We do on everything else why not us?
1 May 2012 at 11:01 a.m.
I for one am glad the bear is dead.I love animals as much as the next guy but our safety has to come first.Our children play baseball in this area.This could have ended very badly.Be thankful it ended with only the bear dead.
1 May 2012 at 11:07 a.m.
In the last week officials in Denver and Boulder both successfully tranquilized bears and moved them out of the city…
But not in Craig. Nope, these hillbilly Parks & Wildlife guys can't do their jobs properly, so they figure why not just kill the thing? And how about supplying the local paper with a couple of ignorant quotes to boot? People get outraged about paying politicians for incompetence - how about these morons collecting a check on the taxpayer's dime? Total incompetence.
1 May 2012 at 11:09 a.m.
I'm a bit weary of the “wildlife was here first” statement. We as humans are part of the ecosystem as well, and no not all animals were here first. Does Craig look like bear habitat to you?
Though I would have preferred that the bear was moved to an unpopulated area, he was already a tagged bear from previously being moved. The wildlife officers did the right thing.
With a drought forecast, lack of food in the high country and lousy bear management rules in Colorado, we're most likely looking at more bears and other critters moving into our neighborhoods. All of Colorado will see an increase in bear/human interactions due to the significant increase in bear populations.
I say, ship all the nuisance bears to the front range, they're the ones that voted to end the spring bear hunt - now they should deal with the consequences.
1 May 2012 at 11:15 a.m.
Where do you think those bears in Denver & Boulder end up? The western slope ends up dealing with problem bears. It would be interesting to find out where the bear was tagged and moved from.
1 May 2012 at 11:29 a.m.
I stand corrected, if the bear had been previously tagged then I don't mind their decision as much. I got the impression from the first part of the story that they prematurely gave up on tranquilizing the animal.
I missed the portion of the story about the animal previously being tagged (in my rush to judgement). Apologies.
1 May 2012 at 12:13 p.m.
This is at least the second time onewhocares has posted the same asinine remarks. Anyone who disagrees with his/her worldview is “stupid” and needs to be “hunted” down & eradicated. Mein Kampf much, dip$hi+?
By the way, dip$hi+, I post under my real name and I'm easy to find. Feel free to “hunt” me at your leisure. You won't of course. Your fundamental cowardice limits your malevolence to anonymous spew, like the whiny shrew you are.
1 May 2012 at 12:39 p.m.
I love bears. Dang it. I wasnt there though so I can't judge those who where. I had a great dain dog confront me and I pulled my gun. The dog backed down and so he lived. But that could have gone really bad. I just didn't feel like being ripped apart that day. My point is there are several factors to these things that can't really be put into print. A lot of it depends on the animal and the very real vib you get. You'll know when they look at you like your food. I did, and I knew it when she changed her mind. Onewhocares, I know you love nature, and that's good. But when you saythings like that it sounds like a some of the world worst murders, Hitlar, Pal Pot, Stalin, Che.
1 May 2012 at 8:03 p.m.
Bear meat can be cooked on the grill with a little barbecue sauce, a mess of mashed potatoes and gravy…tastes a lot like pork. Real good eatn………Hope the meat didn’t get sent to the Craig dump.
1 May 2012 at 9:49 p.m.
@ Brian, you could quite possibly be, my new personal hero.
@ Rebelgirl, if you are too stupid to hit spell check, you are not allowed to call people ignorant. It's a T not a D….. ignorant, much?
2 May 2012 at 5:55 a.m.
Man is NOT destroying this planet! They may be progressively making it uninhabitable, but this planet was here for millions of years before “man” showed up, and quite frankly won't miss “man” at all as it continues on for millions of years after they're gone.
2 May 2012 at 6:37 a.m.
I am really mad and upset at the Craig police department and Division of Wildlife for killing the bear that was in Woodbury park. He didn't do anything wrong and he wasn't a danger to anybody. They said they tried to tranquilize him but it didn't work. They could have used a stronger one or come up with another way to move him instead they shot him for no reason and killed him. I think they are heartless and cruel.
2 May 2012 at 7:04 a.m.
Really cologrl? Checkmate? Whatever if all you can do is read the board and rip on someone for spelling and not acctually post something of context then why bother? Atleast I shared my opinion on the story. I will call man ignorant as long as they continue to kill for no purpose.
And yes nature was here long before man but if man destorys vital parts of the eco system such as they are doing to the oceans, they cannot be corrected. I just dont understand why humans run on greed, stupidity and ignorance. What right do we have to kill another living thing just because it is doing what comes natural. If we enter into its natural domain and are killed then it must be killed? Yes lets continue to destroy animals, and barge our way into their home.
2 May 2012 at 8:47 a.m.
This article makes me very sad. I think if the bear hadn't been bothering anything or anyone they should have anesthetized him and relocated him. I don't understand why everyone is freaking out about this incident. We live in a rural town and should be expected to properly handle this kind of a situation. I think the ineffective tranquilizer is a b.s excuse for some trigger friendly individual. I would really be more concerned for the kids with other humans around rather than a bear. There are some crazy people in this world and I think a bear coming down is the least of our problems. Humans used to be part of ecosystems but with the development of technology and the explosion of our population we are now detrimental. We do move into and destroy habitat not just for large species like bears but for everything. There needs to more of a mutual respect because no matter how superior we think we are nature still has a way of putting everything in its place.
2 May 2012 at 8:59 a.m.
“If we enter into its natural domain and are killed then it must be killed?”
Absolutely. Instructive how the 'enlightened' left view homo sapiens as intruders to be corralled and contained (or hunted, in onewhocares' contemptible fantasy) and somehow unconnected to the ecosystems it claims to revere.
I regard you as infinitely more valuable and relevant to the world than the bear. You, on the other hand, assign greater intrinsic value to wildlife than you do to human life. Not only is that breathtakingly stupid, it's borderline evil. I am left to consider you and onewhocares & your ilk as truly vile.
2 May 2012 at 10:04 a.m.
“Officers acted in accordance with a “two-strike” policy that allows them to euthanize bears that have been tagged for having human contact once before.” Although, I do feel it is sad the bear was put down, I think the decision made by those involved was the correct one. I have several friends and family in the neighborhood that have small children and pets. If anyone of you can guarantee, with certainty, the large bear would not attack someone, then you have a leg stand on but there is no way of knowing. Who's to say the bear wouldn't come back for a third or fourth time? Each time getting more and more comfortable. As a parent, I'm not willing to take those chances.
Had the bear harmed a pet or, God forbid, a child, then all would be blaming the DOW for not taking care of it in the first place.
2 May 2012 at 10:14 a.m.
Most predators avoid people. Those that don't must be monitored, and, sadly, destroyed if they continue to encroach after having been relocated. An understandable policy only if one assigns a higher value to human life than to wildlife.
2 May 2012 at 11:13 a.m.
The comment about the meat being eaten, the meat is not safe after the animal has been tranquilized for a period of time. So in all likelihood, the meat was destroyed.
2 May 2012 at 11:28 a.m.
Okay, okay, get this. My wife asked me where did the bear come from? I said the woods dear. She then asked which woods? Lololololo Some days it's really fun being married.
2 May 2012 at 11:52 a.m.
@ RebelgirlMy opinion, would be that, unless you live in a tent, you have made the choice not to live with wildlife. Sad, a bear dies. However, the poor little bear, would have either intentionally, or not, harmed a human being in it's quest for food, as humanity is no longer a percieved danger.
Plant a tree, then eat a bullet, if in fact you really find nature to be more important. But, I suspect you won't, because that would be pointless, much as arguing over a dead menacing bear. That, my dear, is my opinion.
2 May 2012 at 3:27 p.m.
They should have called on the almighty bear slayer of moffat county to handle this one too….. oh wait, this bear was awake and had a chance….Sorry Richard, guess you will be waiting for another sleeping helpless creature to slay.
2 May 2012 at 4:12 p.m.
Ah, the beauty of Nature:
If only we selfish humans could find refuge in Gaia's tender embrace and learn from her gentle tutelage…
2 May 2012 at 9:59 p.m.
Cologirl its people like you that make me want to eat that bullet. Yes I would rather plant a tree. Its people like you that have no respect for a living creature that make me sick. Yes you almighty human. You rule all, everything must bow to you because you are the most important thing in the world. Good for you. And yes dear that is more than my opinion that is how I feel about humans vs animals, I have more respect for a dead bear than you.
3 May 2012 at 7:54 a.m.
Too bad we can't put a red tag on vicious humans and give them two strikes rather than three. I am sorry the bear had to be put down, but if he had lost his fear of humans, then he became too dangerous for the community.
3 May 2012 at 4:03 p.m.
WrestlinRockies, you need to take the time to educate yourself about bears and bear behavior so you don't come off as a complete idiot. The bear you refer to was not sleeping when it was shot. It was not hibernating as some uninformed no it alls have assumed. It was not winter conditions and the country side was littered with fresh gutpiles from hunting season kills. The bear would not dream of hibernating with food still being plentiful. A fresh track was cut and the bear was followed to a hole/cave, probably one of many in his territory, and was killed while looking at the hunter. If you think you could get that close to a bear that large, ( He didn't get that big by being stupid) without waking him, you are an Idiot. Would it have been more ethical to smoke him out of his hole and kill him from across the canyon, or maybe shoot him with multiple tranquilizer darts and then chase him down in a vehicle and shoot him repeatedly with inadequate weapons with inadequate loads. You tell me. Maybe if you would think and and learn the facts before you open your big mouth you would not appear so ignorant. Probably not, you can't fix stupid.
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