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January 09, 2012

Wolfer

If you want to get people going in Montana and Idaho, bring up wolves. Should they be encouraged to live in those areas, or shot on sight? Wolf advocates say there’s enough room for livestock and wolves to live together, while ranchers argue that wolves kill sheep and cattle.

Carter Niemeyer has been in the middle of this debate for years. He has wrestled with wolves to relocate them and examined the scenes of livestock kills to determine if wolves were responsible. He is a wolfer - a hunter of wolves - and he can help a pack flourish, though at times he must kill them.

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