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    Default USFWS Red Wolf Recovery Team Reported for Alleged Wildlife Violations by Jett Ferebee

    NCWRC Officer Robert Wayne
    xxxx xxxx
    Englehard, NC 27824
    via certified letter 6/10/14


    Officer Wayne,

    I would like to report the following alleged wildlife violations in your region.

    1. 31 counts of sterilization of coyotes without a permit.
    This activity apparently involves USFWS biologists and the veterinary clinics that performed the sterilizations.

    Evidence:

    From USFWS January - March 2013 Quarterly Report -

    http://www.fws.gov/redwolf/Images/20...rt_FY13-02.pdf

    "Thirty-one coyotes were captured and released during the quarter, 29 of which were first-time captures. All captured coyotes were sterilized before being radio-collared and released, and consisted of eight males and 23 females."

    USFWS had no sterilization permit during this time period.

    It is my strong belief that this activity was repeated again from January through May of 2014. The USFWS reports for this period have not been published. USFWS keeps a "canid book" which will have the information you need.

    There was no sterilization permit in place for this period either.

    In addition, I believe USFWS has been sterilizing coyotes in our State for almost 15 years. Please cross-reference the trapping and sterilization documentation in their quarterly reports with the issuance of the required permits during this time period. There are likely hundreds of violations.


    2. Trapping out of season without a permit.

    Evidence:

    See the above referenced evidence.

    Additionally, this USFWS presentation documents their trapping schedule is daily September through April.

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4hb...FPakRWSXM/edit

    "•  Trapping (Sept-April) •  Daily"


    3. Trapping on the land of another without written permission.

    Evidence:

    I have requested information regarding this activity from USFWS and have not yet received it. Since 90% of the red wolf packs and the vast majority of coyotes occur on private land, I suspect this activity to be rampant. Again, the USFWS "canid book" information and lack of written permission from landowners should suffice as evidence. I have additional first hand information if you need it.


    4. Releasing coyotes on the land of another without permission.

    Evidence:
    "FWS biologists have also tried bringing in sterilized coyotes to the area. The idea is those sterile animals will keep other coyotes out of the wolf territory and lower the risk of hybridization."

    http://www.timberwolfinformation.org...n-controversy/

    I suspect coyotes were trapped, sterilized and released on my farm in Tyrrell Co. in the Spring and Summer of 2013 by USFWS biologists. I never granted permission for anyone to release coyotes on my property. USFWS while at the office of the NCWRC Director was specifically directed by me to euthanize any trapped coyotes on my property. The USFWS should have this data. Again, the "canid book" should have this data.

    It is well documented that USFWS regularly purchases coyotes from trappers. I can only assume these purchased coyotes are later released and likely released on private property without permission.

    5. Purchase of live coyotes, entrapment, misrepresentation.

    In the State of NC, it is illegal for wildlife to be bought and sold. One exception is that a coyote or fox may be sold only to a fox pen. Now, if special conditions that I am unaware of allow USFWS to purchase wildlife, will you confirm that these conditions were fully met at all times. It will be a real shame if local trappers (selling live coyotes to non fox pen buyer) and veterinarians (sterilization of wildlife) have jeopardized their livelihoods because they were led to believe that they were participating in a legal activity as it was represented to them by the USFWS. I will also copy Roy Cooper, as if my suspicions are correct, he will need to get involved in this matter.

    Evidence:

    “This year, we had 8 trappers participate and we paid out $5,200 for 32 coyotes and 10 red wolves.” 4/4/13 letter USFWS to RWC
    I can provide this letter when necessary.


    Officer Wayne, I take these alleged violations seriously and request to be updated regularly on their status.
    Also, are you comfortable that the deer used to feed the wolves in the acclimation pens and also the deer that are laced with medications and wormers for the "wild" wolves are taken legally (all required permits and landowner permissions)? Thank you for your help.

    Sincerely,




    Jett Ferebee
    701 Treybrooke Circle
    Greenville, NC 27834
    (252) 714-2774
    jettferebee@aol.com

    cc:
    Gordon Myers, Director, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
    Roy Cooper, NC Attorney General

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    This letter is locked not to discourage conversation but to keep it from getting buried in posts. Please feel free to continue the discussion on the ongoing thread.
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    Well, it has been over three months since I reported these violations.

    In addition, I have reported the illegal release of 64 wolves onto private land in eastern NC by USFWS biologists.

    Hopefully I will here some news on these shortly.

    The part of my FOIA request to USFWS asking for all the information regarding the releases of coyotes onto private land by USFWS biologists remains unanswered after many months....
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    Unfortunately Jett, I don't think you'll hear anything from WRC until the review is completed and the judge has made his ruling. They aren't likely to go any further out on the limb than they have gone by calling for the review until it is completed. They're looking at all that excise tax money I expect, and not willing to risk losing it by further alienation of the Feds. It is so seldom today that we see anyone really stand up and do what is right no matter the cost, and almost unheard of in today's bureaucratic political world. Those who would are usually threatened or intimidated into silence.
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    You're biggest problem with enforcement, Jett, is that you're in Tyrrell County. The enforcement officer for that county is not Robert Wayne, but Jim Schreckengost. And believe me, it's not the WRC in Raleigh dragging their feet if that officer is involved.......

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    Have you tried personally contacting Jim? How about his supervisor, Mark Cagle? (also Robert's supervisor) If not, call me. I've got their cell numbers.

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    Thanks Mike,

    Unfortunately, I am well aware of why there is no action....

    A rather pathetic situation when nonprofit "animal rights" groups have enough power to affect the enforcement or non-enforcement of our game laws.

    Jett Ferebee
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    I'm starting to think they don't care.

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    MY FOIA REQUEST:

    FOIA Request for USFWS Permit to Possess and "Heave" Live Deer into Enclosed Wolf Pens
    From: Jett Ferebee <jettferebee@aol.com>
    To: sharneka_harvey <sharneka_harvey@fws.gov>; leopoldo_miranda <leopoldo_miranda@fws.gov>; joshua.bowlen <joshua.bowlen@mail.house.gov>; BettyJo_Shepheard <BettyJo_Shepheard@burr.senate.gov>; Brandy_Warwick <Brandy_Warwick@hagan.senate.gov>; gordon.myers <gordon.myers@ncwildlife.org>; MartinaB <MartinaB@petaf.org>; CIDinfo <CIDinfo@PETA.org>

    Dear Ms. Harvey,

    The below excerpts are disturbing for many reasons. Please provide the required permits necessary for USFWS biologists to capture, possess, heave and feed live game animals to wolves located in high fenced enclosed pens. Also, just because you should know, included is disgusting information regarding experimentation with "borrowed mutts" from the Dare Co. pound.

    I would like the permit information regarding capturing, heaving and feeding live game animals to penned wolves in whatever format is most cost effective for the Service.

    I am a private citizen and will pay the costs up to $1,000 without the need for you to ask my permission.

    If I missed something please let me know.

    Thanks,

    Jett Ferebee
    701 Treybrooke Circle
    Greenville, NC 27834
    (252) 714 2774

    "To prepare for the release of the first pairs of red wolves, the biologist several months earlier had begun giving the wolves wild fare instead of dog food. Every few days, they pitched dead raccoons, possums, muskrats, rabbits, and road-killed deer over the pen fences".

    "But it was uncertain if the captive-born wolves still had their wild chase instincts intact".

    "To test this, the biologist experimented by HEAVING LIVE PREY into the pens, starting with raccoons and nutria and culminating in a deer".

    "When the wolves successfully chased and killed their confined prey, the team had good reason to be hopeful".

    "(Today the biologist say they wold never repeat an experiment like this for fear of lawsuits from animal-rights groups, but it reflects the deep unknowns in the early days of the program".)

    pg 172, T. Delene Beeland (Book) The Secret World of Red Wolves


    "Parker found out that his mentor, David Mech, had previously cooked up an idea for a "Recapture Collar." "The device contained typical telemetry gear but also two darts filled with a tranquilizer dose, positioned to fire into the neck muscles to the left and right of the spine".

    "The darts discharged their drug load by remote detonation". "However, earlier test of the collars at Alligator River showed they had a very short signal range for the device that triggered the drug-filled darts".

    "On more than one occasion, the red wolf team borrowed mutts from the Dare County pound and fitted them with the test collars".

    "When the system worked, the dogs yelped, teetered drunkenly, and then collapsed after a few minutes".


    Pg 171, T. Delene Beeland (Book) The Secret World of Red Wolves


    USFWS RESPONSE:

    In Reply Refer To: FWS/R4/ES/2015-00016

    FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
    1 875 Century Boulevard
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    Mr. Jett Ferebee

    Greenville, North Carolina 27834

    Dear Mr. Ferebee:

    This responds to your October 6, 2014 Freedom of lnformation Act (FOIA) request in which you requested information on permits necessary for the Fish and Wildlife Service to capture, possess, heave, and feed live game animals to wolves located in high fenced enclosed pens.

    We have carefully searched our files and have found no documents responsive to your request.

    If you consider this response to be a denial, you may appeal this response to the FOIA Appeals Officer. The FOIA Appeals Officer must receive your FOIA appeal no later than 30 workdays from the date of this final letter responding to your FOIA request. Appeals arriving or delivered after 5 p.m. E.T., Monday through Friday, will be deemed received on the next workday. Your appeal must be in writing and addressed to:

    Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officer
    U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor
    1849 C Street, NW, MS 6556
    Washington, D.C. 20240

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    138 Days... and nothing

    Oh but yes, during this 138 days, the Commission and the NCDOJ did make sure the RWC, Animal Welfare Institute, Defenders of Wildlife and SELC were allowed to write new game laws for our State that take away private landowner rights.

    We are/used to be a Nation of laws. If USFWS had been held to the law, we would not be losing land owner rights. This was the whole purpose of the experimental nonessential designation for this wolf population.

    The NCWRC has now agreed to recognize the wolf as a threatened species in our State. Do you guys see how the slippery slope of a wolf on a "Federal Refuge only" has just become an avalanche across our State.

    Wait til 15 wolves and countless hybrids make your home..their home.

    Wait til the wolf is given endangered species status on private land and critical habitat determinations lead to the condemnation and confiscation of our private land.

    Stay tuned because the course is now set.
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