Charles Jonkel, regarding your online only piece stating “Most wildlife media shows absolute garbage”: The position you and yours have taken on many wildlife issues, such as the wolf issue and grizzly reintroduction, are absolute crap.
Those of you in academia have never faced the unkindly elements of nature and economics by spending a lifetime in the livestock industry in Montana. One glaring statement in your letter was the concern that subdivisions harm winter range. Doc, better look out your window to the University of Montana campus upon occasion, or pass by the Memorial Rose Garden at Brooks and Mount avenues. Or, visit with the homeowners in the South Hills area of Missoula. Or, talk to folks in subdivisions in the Hamilton area, who often have 30-40 elk spending the evening on their lawns. You know this. Please don’t present your agenda via misrepresentation.
I do agree with you that teasing a croc for the media, is a crock.