The Gray Wolf, Orchestrator of Balance
New regulations for trapping, snaring, and hunting of gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountain region are reminiscent of those during the 1900’s governmental extermination order for wolves, which resulted in their extirpation from the west. Today, wolves are killed without limit in 85% of Wyoming and hunted as trophies just outside of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
In addition to amplified wolf killing and human encroachment, wolves are now combating the effects of climate change. In the wake of these combined threats, we must learn to live in harmony with wolves and stop the needless killing.