Here’s an interesting opinion on the wolf management debate in the Rockies from the point of view of a hunter — who advocates a happy middle ground:
I am a hunter. I have no issue with competing for my game with another creature. I possess a rifle and, some would argue, higher intelligence. Therefore, one must question, is the competition that the wolf has provided the true underlying cause of the hunting community berating the wolf? Do hunters despise wolves so much that they are unwilling to contend for their game?
The full article is available here.