"I guess ranchers feel like the goverment owes them something" Not to many years ago and still in some states and countys there is a term called "blue sky" This term is used by cattle ranchers to use any land that is private and not fenced for free grazing of their cattle. So to keep from having problems with land owner, ranchers lease public land. What ever the cost it's not free like "blue sky". I agree with some of my fellow members that why should my tax dollar be spent on killing wolves when a paying lic. and tag holder will do the job and put $ back into wildlife conservation. It is a proven fact that hunted predators fear humans and humans stuff. In problem areas like the "Wedge" wolves should be shot on sight, year around, until the problem is over.