Last week another tourist met Mother Nature head on in the form of an angry grizzly. The tourist died in the attack leading to the second death in Yellowstone in one year. In its history the national park has accounted for seven bear-related deaths, two this year alone.
It could be bad luck, but it also could be the fact that grizzly numbers are up throughout the region. More bears roaming around with more tourists adds up to the occasional "incident" as the park calls it.
So, let's do the math in the area. More grizzlies mean more human/bear confrontations and occasionally someone is going to pay for it with their life. More wolves mean fewer elk and moose, and that equals less hunting opportunity and a depressed economic environment due to lack of hunting tourism.
Is there a message here regarding wildlife management?