The elk and deer in Wyoming and Montana are getting hammered, In fact Montana is having trouble selling tags as they have become very expensive and the quality of the harvest has fallen way off in the last few years. In some places there is virtually no calf survival and the herd numbers are plummeting.
I hunted Montana with an Outfitter in 09.
He is calling it quits partly because the cost went up but also they changed the rules and the Outfitter cannot guarantee tags any more.
Also the wolves have really hurt the hunting.He went from 90% plus success to 30%.
As much as you hate to see pictures like this due to the unbalance in nature, it is awesome sight non-the-less. I would like to have that picture framed. It is tough to be on the wolves side but at the end of the day, they are a magnificent animal and the epitome of efficiency.
One would look good on my wall too! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Ever since I've been interested in moving to Boise Id, I have been trying to follow the wolf controversy, in one article I found people claim that a wolf pack will kill for the sport, if I wind up a Boise resident they will be on the top of my harvest list!