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UNTIL MONTANA CALLS OFF STATE SANCTIONED WOLF HUNTS, WITHHOLD YOUR TOURISM DOLLARS FROM MONTANA.

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UNTIL MONTANA CALLS OFF STATE SANCTIONED WOLF HUNTS, WITHHOLD YOUR TOURISM DOLLARS FROM MONTANA.
  
  

 


Why this is important

Our goal is to encourage you to halt your state sanctioned wolf hunts.
We agree to with hold all tourism dollars and postpone travel to the state of Montana until the Montana Wildlife Services discontinues sale of wolf hunting permits.
This year, 2013, the state of Montana has issued 6000 wolf hunting licenses. The state of Montana has an estimated Gray Wolf Population of 625. As of October 21.2013, the state of Montana has declared through the division of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks that the wolf "harvest" total stands at 36.
The state of Montana wolf hunting season opened September 15.2013, and runs until March 15, 2014.
Montana is fast becoming the most wolf-aggressive state in the nation. Both their legislature and their wildlife commission have actively worked at liberalizing wolf killing by increasing the length of the kill season, allowing the first wolf trapping season (which permits up to three wolves to be killed per trapper), and no longer imposing a statewide kill limit. By the season's end on February 28, 2013 ~ 391 Montana wolves had been killed by hunters since delisting.

Estimates produced by The University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research show that 10.8 million people visited Big Sky Country, an increase of 2 % from 2011. Spending by those visitors increased 15 % from the year before, totaling $3.27 billion.Money spent by nonresident travelers directly supports $2.6 billion in economic activity and nearly 30,000 Montana jobs. Nonresident travelers indirectly support an additional $1.6 billion of economic activity and 13,000 jobs. Associated with those travel-related jobs is $805 million in labor income directly attributed to nonresident travel and another $448 million indirectly attributable to nonresident spending.

This is GREAT news for the state of Montana.
However, it is difficult to reconcile travel dollars spent in a place that condones, encourages and profits off of killing endangered Gray Wolves ~ the very wildlife that makes your state a desired tourism destination.
We are sure that you can see that our endangered Gray Wolves are worth far more alive to you than they are worth dead.


Posted October 23, 2013
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