A Hostile Country

 

Very well done! Many thanks (“A Hostile Country,” September 2021).

Before your description, I was not fully aware of the obstacles wolves encounter heading south from Wyoming. It explains why there have been so few in Colorado. In contrast, they have done well west of the Yellowstone/
Wyoming/Idaho area where they were reintroduced back in the mid-’90s. I was not aware that three of the pups from the Moffat County wolves had been shot.

I will continue to wonder why Durango and Telluride voted for the wolf measure. Maybe most of the population are California and Texas urban-area expats who believed the rather romantic wolf image fantasy? Neither community has an ag-based economy.

David McCord
Denver, Colorado

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