In response to letters in the Bitterroot Star from Julia Fernandez-Clegg and Janet and Carl Buter, I couldn’t be more pleased that you and 29 of your traveling friends have decided not to come to Montana because we trap wolves.
The main reason we trap wolves (we shoot them, too) is because of people probably very much like yourselves that have traveled to Montana and stuck their environmentalist noses into our state’s business, and have reintroduced wolves into our ecosystem.
Here are two things for you to think about. If the wolves had been left alone (mostly in Canada), they would be doing things that wolves do there, and not being trapped and shot here.
Second thought: There were very likely wolves in and around the Santa Barbara area at some point in time long ago, and maybe we should reintroduce them there. That way you could get to know them without ever leaving your home.
Have a nice day, and enjoy your vacation somewhere else.