When the media were alerted, Millage became a celebrity and a villain. As of this writing, his name and "wolf" on Google pulls up 277,000 results. Initially, the e-mails and calls he received, from people identifying themselves as members of groups such as Defenders of Wildlife, were overwhelmingly negative, if not downright nasty. But Millage kept his cool and remained polite. Now there's been an upwelling of support from other hunters around the country who understand the necessity of managing an apex predator like the wolf, and that states such as Idaho are capable of carrying out the job, as they have done successfully with cougars, black bears, and grizzlies.