Aldo Leopold, the father of modern ecology, noted on his farm that when too many deer were in the woods, the trees and native plants suffered from over grazing. He also was the first to tie the health of the landscape to having wolves around. We agree. Wolves help maintain elk distribution, and they certainly make hunting more challenging. However, like too many deer, in some areas where there are an overabundance of wolves, we are seeing too few game species to maintain both hunter opportunity, and predator numbers. That throws wildlife management out of balance, and creates a situation where we have neither predators nor prey and increases frustrations.