In the West, legal maneuvers, politics and bureaucracy have made proper wolf management almost impossible. Take an in-depth look at the main players behind the Wolf War.
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Idaho and Montana fish and game agencies are scrambling to figure out how to manage their wolf populations after a federal judge decided wolves in both states should be put back on the endangered species list. The ruling, which came earlier this month, killed planned wolf hunts in both states. But the story doesn’t end here, some people are still working to legalize wolf hunts and future cases are on the way.
It’s time to meet the main players in this never-ending debate and decide whose side you’re on.
Editor's Note: Some of the photos in this gallery show wolves killing and eating game animals, please read on at your own discretion.
Photo: Daniel Stahler National Park Service