L. David Mech "Dave"

Mech View of Wolf Management (Nov. 13, 2012)


Now that wolf populations have recovered and have been delisted from the U.S. Endangered Species List in the Upper Midwest and the northern Rockies, wolf management has reverted to the states in those regions. Thus I believe that the way wolves should be managed is how ever each state decides.

Individual citizens have individual opinions about wolf management.  State legislatures and Departments of Natural Resources must balance all these many conflicting views while ensuring that their wolf populations survive but conflict minimally with humans. As long as the wolf is no longer endangered in a particular state, I support that state’s approach to managing its wolves.