The Missoulian reflects on the first wolf hunt in Montana. It is now over-

Learning from first wolf hunt. Mssoulian editorial.  Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:00 am

The Missoulian finds lessons to be learned by Montana FWP such as “wolves that are causing no problems with people – such as those in national parks and wilderness areas – should be largely left alone”

Yellowstone wolves barely outside the park in the Wilderness area to the north were very vulnerable.

Before the hunts I posted a list of questions both Idaho and Montana needed to ask, gather data to answer, and act on. It would be terrible if most of these questions go unanswered. After all, finding out what would really happen was supposed to be one of the justifications for the hunts. Here is that list again.

Wolf hunt information and effects that needs to be collected. I hope folks will link to this, modify as they see fit, add to it, ask their Fish and Game folks, spread it around.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Learning from first Montana wolf hunt

  1. avatar Jeff says:

    I can’t disagree with much in this opinion piece.

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