Friday, April 29, 2011

Let wolves find their place


I am not exactly certain what the state is conjuring up about some "emergency" or "mandatory" wolf hunt, but I think we have already done our part to reduce wolf numbers during the last hunt.

What will eventually happen—and I believe already has, is that wolves will reach a balance in the ecosystem and their numbers will level out. This will result in a healthy selective pressure and balance within the elk population.

In addition, it appears we have seen the wolves reduce and shift the cougar population. And if human safety is one of the big stinks about wolves, the cougars are the ones who eat people, not wolves. It's finally time to let go of the fairy tales, folk tales and biblical images of a truly respectable animal and let these guys find their place in the wilds of Idaho.

JAMES LEITER

Hailey




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