I suppose the free market has a good solution for this problem, if we'd only let it work.
The state of Idaho has an estimated 846 gray wolves — compared to Minnesota's 2900.
Now, if you're thinking, "good, the wolf population in the west is starting to recover," you're not thinking like a westerner who loves the Constitution. The proper response is, "where's my gun?"
High Country News reports that Idaho has sold 24,925 wolf tags to residents and another 640 to non-residents. The quota is 220, so the hunt is suspended once a quarter of the population is killed. (Montana has fewer wolves (497) but the ratio of in-state hunters per animal is roughly the same.)
Clearly, there are going to be a lot of disappointed consumers this holiday season.
Ain't it high time, we started following the Constitution and limited the federal government's powers to what the Founding Predator Harvesters intended?