PREDATORS -- Despite a long sport hunting seasons and lethal measures to control wolves bothering livestock, Montana's wolf population continued to grow in the past two years while big-game herds in many areas are taking a beating.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are holding meetings around the state before moving ahead with wolf management. One of the proposals includes trapping, which proved to be effective in Idaho when authorized last year.
Perhaps the most surprising development: The meeting that brought a wide range of public opinion together in Kalispell -- was civil.
Read the story and update on the situation from the Flathead Beacon.