Well, okay. The conflict is primarily between ranchers and wolves ... with conflict with hunters tossed in for good measure in Oregon. Point is, man doesn't live well with wolves so I can see no good coming from trying to re-introduce them. (ranchers are supposed to be reimbursed for any loss of livestock to wolves in Oregon but what about open range where the cows are allowed to graze in the very area where wolves live?) It was one thing to "plant" them in Yellowstone Park where there are no hunters or ranchers but pretty silly for the biologists to believe some of those wolves wouldn't decided to head out on their own outside of the park.