Wolf management debate will continue at summit
Have you ever caught the howl of a wolf? Ever been serenaded by the chorus of a wailing pack of wolves? If you have, it no doubt raised the hair on the back of your neck. Aldo Leopold described the call of a wolf as “an outburst of wild defiant sorrow, and of contempt for all the adversities of the world. Every living thing (and perhaps many a dead one as well) pays heed to that call.”
In his classic essay, “Thinking Like a Mountain,” Leopold discovered profound meaning in their “deep, chesty bawls.” He asked us, like the mountain, to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf. In his 1933 book, “Game Management,” he defined four different kinds of people directly affected by predators (including wolves): agriculturists, game managers and sportsmen, students of natural history, and the fur industry.
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