I had a chance yesterday to read a good write up in a magazine called Range, the current issue has a report on the results of Bruce Babbitt's bringing wolves to the west once again. No these aren't the smaller timber wolves that were at one time in the west, these are Canadian wolves which are much larger. The article goes into detail on what has happened since then using facts and figures gathered from the government agencies in charge of these programs. I happen to live in one of areas in North East Oregon that has been hit hard by this. We were known for our world class elk and deer at one time, not anymore. Using Oregon Dept. of fish and wild life figures show that our elk, deer, and other game animals are down anywhere from 30 to 50% in some units. These figures are from 3-5 years ago so you can guess what they must be now. I have hunted and hiked and worked in these mountains for 40 years and and was able to see wolves five years before the ODFW was forced to admit that they were here. This is just my personal observations and doesn't include any of the livestock lost to our ranchers and people who simply choose to live in the country. The two latest kills are two lamas that were pinned up next to the house that were sport kills by wolves, yes they kill for sport as well. You might want to read that article when you get a chance, the magazine is Range and the article is Wolves, the war on the west. It is in the current issue and probably not on line yet.