Alaska had the misfortune under an earlier administration of allowing huge areas of the state to become predator pits. Moose and caribou populations fell hard and deep in those areas. Where wolf sightings had been an unusual thing they became literally everyday things.

With serious control work the moose and caribou have rebounded in some areas and it is an amazing thing. Two years ago a friend and I found a total of about three moose in two weeks, including sightings from across broad valleys where we could see many, many square miles. We were looking very hard. In October just past I saw over a hundred moose in three short days in the exact same area, without even looking for them.

I like wolves, but like some people, only in small doses!