Balance - it's becoming a hard concept to sell. I agree that because we have irretrievably altered ecosystems that we've also inherited the responsibility to manage them. I think I'm comfortable landing in support of the WDFW wolf management plan for WA, if for no other reason that both the anti-wolf and bunny hugger factions hate it. Compared to the wild areas of MT, ID, and BC, WA just doesn't have enough wild range to support a large number of wolf packs, let alone "letting nature take it's course." I favor managing wolf abundance, just as we do deer, elk, and other critters.

I don't have any interest in hunting for wolves or any animal I wouldn't eat. Maybe my farm boy background. Good luck in AK.