On Wednesday, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sent a notice of intent to sue to the U.S. Forest Service for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to the hunting of gray wolves in Wyoming’s Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. This National Forest straddles the border with Colorado.
In short, argues CBD, a wolf that is protected in Colorado must be protected everywhere that wolf might travel. Because wolves are a highly migratory species at the individual level, this is a convenient argument for the anti-hunting group to make in its crusade to destroy America’s hunting heritage and effective wildlife management under the North American Model
Guess this is what decades of dumbing people down gets you combined with weakening emotions.
Lawsuits, studies, and general time wasting that sucks the limited resources of the G&F.
What a debacle this intro of wolves to Co will be…so sad. And its almost all outside money.
One has to give these antis some credit. They band together and fund their agenda like crazy.
If all hunters did that- we would wipe the floor with those idiots….
Even if you can’t win, it can be drug out for years or decades like the anti groups have done.
Budget (2016): Revenue: $14,758,498 Expenses: $13,967,168 Assets: $20,370,536
Type: Environmental Activist and Legal Advocacy Group
Founders: Kieran Suckling
Executive Director: Kieran Suckling
Executive Director's Total Compensation: $295,823 (2017) 
Extreme anti hunting organization that is behind the National Wolf reintroduction and surly here in the NW.
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) is a left-of-center environmental activist and legal advocacy organization based in Tucson, Arizona.  Total revenue for 2017 exceeded $20.1 million, and as of March 2019, it had at least 160 employees, including more than 40 attorneys.   CBD policy goals have included population control (including promotion of both abortion access and voluntary male sterilization), opposition to the elevation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, and blocking construction of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the southern border of the United States.     In January 2019 CBD was a co-signatory on a letter that denounced nuclear power as “dirty energy” (nuclear power plants produce no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions). 
Sue the state for threatening already endangered wildlife that is already there, lynx, kit fox, swift fox, wolverine.
Anything that will drag it out. It really doesn’t have to be that credible. Just find a judge that might actually rule in sportsman/ranchers unlike the last 15-20 years of this whole wolf/grizzly bear debacle in the west.
Hell, sue them since it will cause the black bear population to decline. Black bears are cuddly.
There are no coincidences. These people are fundamentally different and have zero interest in allowing another person to live their life. Unless it coincides with the way they live their life.
The same wedgeheads bent on hurting hunting are working hard at changing and controlling social policy in this country.
This modern, civilized, ideology is pure evil. And, it’s winning because we play by rules these people don’t acknowledge. Much less believe as relevant.
Conservative life: the freedom to believe and live as you want, in a sovereign country with guarded borders, is as big a target to those radicals as hunting. And, their plates are full with work they joyfully do.
It’s time to pick a side. In all instances that our life and our country are under attack. It’s time to realize these freaks aren’t capable of compromise. And, they view anyone who floats this river in a different boat, as their enemy. They’ll protest, riot, kill you, or do whatever it takes to accomplish that.
It’s time hunters and Americans meet that reality equally and as earnestly as they present. Or, get used to watching football for your entertainment. If clean energy can produce enough power to allow it broadcast. And, of course you aren’ t working to pay your share for Ukraine’s liberation. Or, Taiwan’s guarded border.
You can’t make this up.
Whether the law came from the legislature or a ballot initiative, it's still a Colorado action being taken. Anyone or anything that action harms could be a potential for legal action.
You can hate the opposition but they are superior to us in winning the fight in all regards.
But until then, we have P & Y to protect bowhunting at least...
It was huge California money that funded the massive CO wolf campaign.
The only thing that could change our course is the legislature, and this woke bunch in CO won't dream of going against the wishes of "the voters"
Republicans pushed tort reform for decades since they understood the negative economic impact of frivolous lawsuits. Democrats wouldn’t budge since they are in bed with nearly every lobby representing lawyers.
These lawsuits are a serious threat to hunting. And yet hunters still vote Democrat. SMH.
Surrounding states livestock associations, sportsman’s groups, moose lovers united, whoever should sue Colorado.
Litigation from big pockets could keep it from happening for a long time. Playing fairly isn’t going to work anymore. Need to fight them the way they have fought hunters. Ridiculous lawsuits, hunter friendly judges from other states, anything to drag it out.
That’s my uneducated opinion from Indiana. And it may be completely off base. But whatever we have done in the past really hasn’t worked
Many hunters think it will never happen to me or in my whitetail backyard..…when we in CA were reaching out for support. We lost seasons and the state gave predators protected status.
Then those precedents were used in arguments in Oregon…then washington..then for wolves in Id, MT, Wy…..CANT YOU SEE…. Allowing these predators to overrun the states will eliminate the need for hunters to control ungulate populations.
Its a brilliant Anti hunting strategy really, especially since it divides us even more with hunters who fall for the “Ecological balance” argument and support these whack job antis. “ I’m for the environment…I like to see a wolf in the wild” These douche bags might want to look at what a non discriminate brutal killer these wolves are…this ain’t the Disney channel.
But then…it so much like talking politics….trying to educate someone who has their own version of the truth ( Ha- from Disney or MSNBC) that is clueless to the antis agenda.
I will bet that Colorado is in their headlights over this Wolf Plan now and in the very near future when they do not get their way. Center for Biodiversity, Defenders for Wildlife, Sierra Club, The Tide Foundation, the US Zoo and Aquarium Assoc. HSUS, and many many more. Millions of dollars donated and spent and they do this full time.
Non-profit does not mean they are not making money, making money is all in the game.
The anti-hunting groups are clever in fighting against the hunting community, as stated more wolves less game and less hunting which will make the game departments to restrict hunting tags, the antis are about as bad as the industrial war complex in restricting the freedom of Americans. (just had to get that one in)
Seen the coming of California to Co. back a several decades back, sad.
A final listing decision goes into effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Legal challenges to a final listing decision succeed when a court determines that the Fish and Wildlife Service's actions were arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with federal law
The Biodiversity Defense Program will pull together what until now has been a region-by-region effort for the San Francisco-based group, which has more 150 full-time attorneys and bills itself as the preeminent public interest environmental law organization.
Earthjustice has filed more than 200 lawsuits over the last four years and sued the Trump administration more than 130 times, typically on behalf of or together with other groups. Of the 55 cases that have yielded rulings on the merits, Earthjustice has won 46 of them, or 80%.
The Center for Biological Diversity fights against regulated sport hunting at nearly every opportunity.
He was defending himself after the board of commissioners in Grand County voted last month to sign a letter to leaders in the Colorado Senate opposing his confirmation to the 11-person commission, saying Tutchton’s views are at odds with the goals and values of Parks and Wildlife and stating that he opposes the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.
Tutchton — who was appointed last year by Gov. Jared Polis as the outdoor recreation, parks utilization and nonconsumptive wildlife representative for the state commission — said he does support the model but explained that there have been times he has advocated against it.
“I’m just trying to hold us to the highest possible ethical standard,” Tutchton said. “I support it, but people interpret it differently.”
In addition to his role on the commission, Tutchton is the preserve manager for the Southern Plains Land Trust in Bent County and has a background as a litigator for WildEarth Guardians, which has frequently tussled in court with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Though some have found his approach toward animal conservation to be in opposition to sportspeople, he emphasized that he has no animosity toward hunting.
“I’m not anti-hunting. I used to be a hunter,” Tutchton said. “I don’t hunt anymore because I made a personal decision to not eat meat.”
He said he thinks Parks and Wildlife should expand its focused beyond hunting, saying the organization needs to broaden its representation to include the opinions of people with other types of wildlife interests.
James Tutchton His does support wolf reintroduction.
“I am pro-wolf. They got me there,” Tutchton said. “But so are a majority of Coloradans. I think the majority of Coloradans should be represented on the (Parks and Wildlife) commission.”