Ed. Note: this article was recently rediscovered by readers although it is a year old (2007 – not 2008 as I write this)
Here is an opinion from a Montana state senator, just dripping with hostility.
Although he says that in Montana, elk rule, and folks there are not going to allow wolves to reduce them, it doesn’t take much analysis to add this as further confirmation of my hypothesis that the wolf issue really isn’t about wolves at all. It is a way to express social hostility toward other people (those considered to be “outsiders”) whether they have lived in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, etc., for generations or whether they live in New York City where some folks like him seem to think all those who want a full complement of native wildlife restored, live.
Here is his piece in the Helena Independent Record