Re: See a wolf... what would you do?
I'd shoot one if there was a hunting season. Other than that I'd enjoy the observation. I expect to be in the minority here based on quite a few threads I've read. I've lived and hunted in the presence of wolves for 33 years now. I don't view them as public enemy, or hunter enemy #1. Some of the States where they're being introduced could be too wolf lovey dovey until they get some more time and experience managing them with a hunting season, and providing some balanced means to harvest the most problematic wolves.
I find it perplexing that so many climb on board the only good wolf is a dead wolf train. I've snared a number of them during Alaska's trapping season in years gone by. But driving any species to extinction is pretty contradictory to the message I think hunters ought to be broadcasting. And contradictory to the positive 'management of the animal resource by controlled regulated hunting' message that has been established since around the 1930s.
If State Fish & Game Departments are allowed to manage their fish & wildlife resources without too much political influence, they by and large eventually find and adopt a reasonably balanced approach to most fish and wildlife management issues.
Last edited by phorwath; 12-23-2011 at 06:04 PM.