Wolves and Livestock: How big of a problem are wolves for the ranching community?

Our relationship with wolves is more complicated than any other species. It is built upon years of conflict, fear, and misunderstanding. To get a better understanding, we need to look at where this conflict began: livestock depredation. Prior to our domestication of animals as a food source, early societies looked at wolves with great respect. … Read more

The Relationship between Wolves and Elk: Are wolves decimating the elk population?

One of the most common arguments in discussions of wolf management is the idea that wolves are decimating the elk population. It’s a logical thought. Wolves eat elk. More wolves must mean less elk. This conclusion has shaped our wildlife management practices as well as our public perception of the wolf. But a lot has … Read more