October 20, 2021
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Money and politics, not science, decide wolf policy | Opinion

Pro-wolf advocates across the entire country heaved a large sigh of relief this year when Idaho and Montana passed legislation that increased the methods and quotas for harvesting wolves in their respective states. That’s because the last thing in the world that wolf advocates want is a recovered gray wolf population. If that happens, their fundraising cash cow and propaganda program disappears faster than an elk calf at a wolf feeding frenzy.

In the 1994 final environmental impact statement for the reintroduction of gray wolves to Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho, the recovery goal for wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains required 10 breeding pairs — about 100 wolves — become established in each of…

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