I thought I would throw this out for everyone. First, I grew up in a family that only killed things that would be eaten. Wolves and brown bears and many other animals were not considered a food source, so they were off limits. They would be killed in a life and death situation, though -- but this was never an issue. I realize these are my values and will not reflect that of others. I can appreciate others desire to control wolves in order to increase game populations. I can also see the usefulness of predators in an ecosystem. That being said -- what if the pressure was on creating more food sources for moose, caribou, sheep, etc. rather than predator control? I remember reading about an Athabaskan group that planted various trees in order to increase the moose population. I suppose planting of underwater plants and birch, aspen, and willow trees might be an effective solution? I suppose I will let the fireworks start.