As most regular readers of the Black Bear Blog are aware, it is a rare occurrence when I see fit to award someone or something the never coveted “Horse Excrement Award”.

An article that ran in the Magic Valley Times-News on July 31, contains perhaps the greatest compilation of lies, laughs, misinformation, distortions, half-truths, spin and general perversion of facts as pertains to wolves in Idaho.

Of all the assertions made in this, my favorite is this: “”No predator has ever eliminated its food,” Creel said. “Change is always the most dramatic at the beginning, then population numbers settle.””

That alone might prompt me to consider the feared Horse Excrement Award but the article in its entirety takes home the prize.