Discussion Topic: Taking Odds On A Western Wolf Hunt

Montana and Idaho say they are ready to host the first open wolf hunts in the continental United States since the animals were removed (and added and removed) from the endangered species list, according to this AP story. Montana will let hunters take 75 wolves, and Idaho will set their quota of perhaps up to 250 next month. That seems like really big new, right? Yet, it feels like I've posted this story before. And this sound familiar, too: "Legal challenges to the hunts are certain as environmentalists argue wolves could again be driven toward extinction."

Here's the full story. Have a look and tell us what you think the odds are that there will actually an open wolf hunt in either state this fall.