Steven Rinella talks with John Oakleaf, Vicente Ordonez, and Karl Malcolm of the US Forest Service, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Subjects Discussed: Mexican gray wolves; taxonomic lumpers and splitters; historic sub-species of wolves in North America; Cormac McCarthy’s The Border Trilogy; wolves and livestock depredation; the Endangered Species Act; tainted bait for trappin’; foothold traps for wolves; roadkill buffalo; how many elk do wolves kill?’; wandering wolves; a correction re: brevited and brigadier generals; and more.
-Related Links and Notes-
This research study on the Effects of control on the dynamics of an adjacent protected wolf population in interior Alaska
Steven Rinella’s book, American Buffalo, where he talks about wolf-bison predation and the methods used by commercial wolfers of the 19th Century.
Cormac McCarthy’s The Border Trilogy.