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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Response to Letter About Wolves


December 14, 2022

The writer of a letter to the editor in last week’s paper claimed the reintroduction of wolves to Montana is an effort to exterminate the deer and elk in the western part of the state.

As a result, hunters have flocked to eastern Montana where there are no wolves, and consequently, more deer and elk.

I beg to differ.

Wolves were actually reintroduced to Montana by way of Yellowstone Park. And while they did wreak havoc on the elk herds there, that’s not western Montana.

Western Montana is a straight shot west five hours down Highway 2. There are more than 100,000 people in Flathead Cou...

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