We got out with the ATV's and rifles this week. We weren't very far into it when we cut a track of a moose running down the road, on top of those tracks was the track of a single very large wolf. We have hunted this area long enough to remember when there were no moose in it. We remember the first tracks. We remember the increase in population enough to support limited tags. We remember when it became common to see more moose than deer. We remember the appearance of giant mature bulls, whose antlers were a testament to the age, and health of that herd. Record class animals, animals that could challenge for top spots in the book. Animals of a quality that caused us to say without hesitation the best Shiras Moose on the planet lived in our backyard. These animals did not fall from the sky. We remember it was the hunters dollars that provided the transport of problem animals out of town and into areas that offered a chance of survival. Now we get to watch the end of 100+ years of conservation and management, caused by an "experiment" that everyone understood the outcome of before the first wolf was boxed for transport. Now folks that never ponied up a penny for either species get to spitefully decide how they will be managed. Make no mistake spite is the only card they have to play, we can't reason with unreasonable people. It's private timber company ground, and we are at point in our history where turtles are used to push humans off public ground. How long before we aren't allowed in to shoot and recreate there. How long before the owners are prohibited from managing their timber the way they see fit. FOR A DAMN DOG! A line from a favorite song, "I just thank the Lord, I wasn't born no later than what I was". With "Wildlife Directors" whose resume's include "Earth First", pro-wolf, and anti hunting group memberships, we're cooked here. Apologies to you young folks, some of us had intentions to leave you with better. We counted too heavily on common sense, and first hand experience trumping the lies at some point. Game wastage is the against the law, those responsible for this debacle should pay that fine, from where I sit a tragic waste is what is happening.