I am for the hunting of wolves as long as it is done at a sustainable level, and places like Minnesota are bursting at the seams with excess wolves.
Also, I believe wolves need to re-learn that they need to fear the scent of man.
Finally, I believe it is illogical to think that one can look at the entire USA as a whole and say 'Wolf numbers are too low overall, therefore in the places with too many wolves we will NOT allow hunting'
each geographic region needs to be looked at individually. There many be a lot of places where the wolves need to remain protected, but there are some places that the wolf has fully recovered in, and need to have the protection REMOVED.
I live in SE Washington and own cattle. Wolves released into Yellow Stone Park have made it through Idaho and into my backyard. I don't care if there is a season or not, they will be shot with the utmost prejuduce.
Only if they present an actual danger. They don't exist in prolific numbers as do coyotes. I live in Kentucky, and sometime maybe a little over 20 years ago, coyotes began appearing, apparently pushing east out of the prarie and desert habitat they came from. Around here, they exist by the hundreds
The DNR started this problem and they can stop it. Bounties on wolves to thin there numbers.
Bears and coyotes take enough fawns each year. Why do we need wolves to feed on the herd the rest of the year? It's out of hand in the northern counties and they know it and they cannot stop it.
The DNR has too much power and should be disbanbed.
We don't need more wolves and more elk. We need more hunting for deer on private land to average hunters from the cities who can't get away every weekend.
Candice Berner, 32, female March 8, 2010 (discovered) Berner, a teacher and avid jogger, was found dead along a road near Chignik Lake, Alaska, a village about 475 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. Snowmobilers found her mutilated body with wolf tracks in the adjacent snow. The Alaska State Medical Examiner ruled that her death was caused by "multiple injuries due to animal mauling."
Security guard, Vladimir Paschkov, 40 6:00 am, February 18, 2009 Village of Siklyatz Duvanskogo, Urals. Paschkov was surprised by the wolf on a haystack in a dairy farm and attacked. Three women and another man rushed in with pitchforks and a shovel, and all were injured by the wolf. Paschkov bled to death, while the others were treated for injuries in hospital.
Kenton Joel Carnegie, 22, male November 8, 2005 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Carnegie had gone for a walk and didn't return to the surveyors' camp where he was working. His body was found partially consumed in an area known to be frequented by four wolves which regularly fed on human refuse. The pathologist who performed the autopsy, testified Carnegie had lost about 25% to 30% of his body mass in the attack, with the top midsection to the thigh having been partially consumed. Although originally the possibility that the culprit was an American Black Bear was not ruled out, a coroners' jury concluded after a two year inquiry that the attackers had indeed been wolves.
Homeless man January 2, 2005 Village of Vali-Asr, near the town of Torbat Heydariya, northeastern Iran. Wolves entering the village seeking refuge from harsh weather attacked an elderly homeless man in front of witnesses. Those witnessing the incident attempted to fight off the wolves, while waiting for police assistance. Police intervention never came, and the victim died.