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Man in the Middle

Science  20 Sep 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6152, pp. 1334-1335
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6152.1334

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Summary

Yellowstone National Park wolf expert Douglas Smith does his research in the crossfire of the wolf wars. On one side are the wolf-watchers who thrill at the sight of the animals; on the other are the ranchers and hunters who blame wolves for a plunge in Yellowstone's elk population and for livestock losses. They hunt as many wolves as legally allowed, including those painstakingly collared for research.