As someone who lives in Wyoming and has seen the Moose/Elk populations suffer as direct result of the wolves, I will guarantee that the ultimate goal of the pro wolf crowd is the end hunting. There can be no other reason for the “needed” number of wolves to keep increasing. Everyone needs to remember the three S’s Shoot Shovel & Shut up!
I hear you and I’m sick that OR and WA are letting wolves get a foothold in the Eastern part of the states. It won’t be too long until they’ll be in the Cascades and parts in between, most all of which is good hunting country now.