Are wolves going to be part of the Montana landscape in the future? Of course they are. How can we all not know this by now? I have not quite figured out why everyone wants to debate whether wolves should be here or not. The fact is this big predator is here to stay. It's as if the more we complain about wolves, somehow the closer we get to another eradication. Not going to happen.
As years pass and more wolf hunts are set forth along with sound management, problems with wolves are going to diminish. Do not misunderstand me, wolves will always present problems and there will always be conflict between man and wolf.
With that said, the best we can all hope for is that control and management will continue to stay in the hands of our state's professionals, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Steven Wills, Darby