Kerry, I was thinking along the same lines. Come face to face while with the competition while elk hunting, pull the piece and take him out. Then use the attack story as justification. Who knows what happened but it seems a lot more plausible than the original story.
I wonder how many sheep/cattle ranchers will get 'attacked' and shoot wolves as the population increases.
Old Man you got the story all twisted. The guy was hunting black bear. He shot a grizzly, and watched it walk into the brush, waited the appropriate amount of time for a kill shot and when they approached, the bear attacked his buddy, The bear was wounded. he then shot his buddy whilst trying to finish the bear off that he illegally shot. and its also an endangered species, and they were in a grizzly bear recovery area. I dont know much about bears, but If I was a black bear, I wouldnt hang out where there are prlly some grizzleys around