After this long winter and reading so much from arm chair quarterbacks who are against predator control and any REAL help to the game populations you hunt? I tend to see more people more than happy to go out and shoot a moose or caribou to eat, but then bad mouth any type of program that will actually help increase the population of the very animals that you eat.
This has become a very frustrating topic for me, as I see more and more people willing to go get their moose or caribou, but when it comes to spending money to harvest a predator or two, they hem and haw and complain about how expensive it is to do it. We need more people to become pro-active in this hunting business. If you take a moose or caribou, maybe harvest a bear or a wolf is the chance arises. I have heard so many people talk about I already shot a bear, so why shoot another? We'll if you even decided to really see how much damage bears do to the spring ungulate populations, read a study or two.
Secondly, since a lot of people think it is wrong for the state to pay a "bounty", then if some private people were willing to create a program to pay for the wolves (ie, the Fortymile program years ago), would you be willing to put in money towards it? I am betting no.
I am certainly not a proponent of killing all wolves or bears, but would like to do enough to allow the moose and caribou to get a good foothold.
I can offer many examples of me going out of my own way to harvest a predator, but I would like to know what you are doing to help?