As often is the case with ecological issues, simple answers or solutions are often inadequate or incorrect.

By Adrian Wydeven, Timber Wolf Alliance

Everyone likes a good mystery, especially one where an unlikely candidate is revealed as the culprit. This “Ah ha!” moment is a staple of the genre and most of us can remember the satisfaction of discovering the one responsible. Sherlock Holmes, Colombo and Nancy Drew were the masters of the reveal.

Such a mystery may be playing out in Wisconsin right now with record high numbers of wolf depredations on hunting hounds. The initial suspect: record high wolf numbers. The initial conclusion: Increased advocacy for a hunting season on wolves believing that fewer wolves would mean fewer hounds being attacked by wolves.

However, just like the classic mysteries, there is more to this story. To read entire op-ed at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


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