Return to Message Board
As most know, the wolves introduced into Yellowstone and central Idaho are rapidly expanding there range and the controversy that surrounds them. This year the gray wolf was removed from the endangered species list and harvest tags have been issued in Idaho. Environmental groups have expressed opposition to the delisting and hunting. Most ranchers have opposed the wolves, who kill thier livestock, most hunters are outraged about the devasted elk and deer herds. I'm curious about hikers point of view on this issue. Even though, seeing wolves roam their natural habitat appeals to me, I opposed the reintroduction. I feel the eco-system has changed too much to introduce a predator that reproduces as rapidly as the wolf. I could never shoot a wolf, but I think a hunt could keep the population in check and isolated to the depest wilderness. I hope all parties can find middle ground in this solution.