In a trip to Alaska we drove down through the British Columbia coastal
mountains, real wolf and caribou country. Wolf numbers expand so rapidly in the
northern regions of Canada that they have to be trapped to preserve the carabou
herds. As a hunter and also admirer of wildlife I purchased a wolf rug from a
trappers wife and legally brought it across the border into Montana. The lady at
the border said,"that is the way we like to see wolves brought into Montana"!
Elk meat is an excellent source of food and the most healthy of all meats. We
can reduce numbers of elk though hunting because there are lots of takers in the
west who will pay for the privilege and also donate to elk preservation. Why not
turn wolves loose in the eastern US where the whitetail deer are so numerous and
the lack of hunters, and lack of wolves allow such imbalance. The non hunting
crowd would have a fit with wolves in their crowded residential areas and
private lands. They simply do not have a sound solution in the east. We will
have to control wolf populations eventually here in the west. How?
...and on sight, too. :-)
Personally, I like Wyoming's wolf policy. Shoot them on site.
Wow, I can't believe I'm reading a pro-wolf editorial in the dnews.Wolves
and elk have co-existed in the west since the end of the last ice age and they
both did quite well.The elk are healthier now than they've been in 100
years.I'm quite pleased the wolves have been put back in the ecosystem.
It's a win-win for everyone.
Wolf "experts" from Los Angeles? So many people who never observed a wolf think
they know so much about them. Like an entomologist who never observed an insect.
I challenge the author to contact real wildlife bilogists in real wildlife
department in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, outside Yellowstone and publish what
they tell you is going on with wolves! I dare you get their perspective and
their real world experiences and publish that in the L.A. times!