Sustainable balance

By checking with conservation officers or the fish and game branch you will find that very few wolves will be killed by hunters.

Wolves are indeed magnificent animals and I don’t know of anyone who would want to take part in unnecessary killing.

Unfortunately, the wolf population in some areas has resulted in the decimation of ungulates to the extent that control measures are necessary.

Ms. Kuzyk suggests relocating wolves, but this is rarely successful. Wolves that were trapped in Canada and relocated in Idaho have apparently virtually wiped out the elk herds so that wolves are now migrating north back to Canada in search of game.  Wolves have recently killed elk near Lumby, and have been observed close to Enderby.

I have spent many years in wilderness areas and can assure Ms. Kuzyk that wolves are extremely clever and secretive animals, and by checking with conservation officers or the fish and game branch you will find that very few wolves will be killed by hunters.

I look forward to sitting by a campfire and listening to the howling of wolves, and that caribou, moose, elk, and deer are prospering, knowing that proper management techniques will ensure a sustainable balance of all wildlife.

Doug Grant

Vernon