I dont think you could have put things in line much better. Its a situation that is not going to disappear and one that these states are not going to be able to solve quickly. Its something that we will be struggling with for an unknown period of time right now, and its unfortunate to have to see first hand. Yes Idaho and Montana have got a small jump on things with the wolf hunting seasons, but that being said, it will continually be fought in court and we will never be sure that the seasons will continue like they need to. The most unfortunate problem now is even with the wolf seasons, the actual affect we are having on the wolf population is still minimal. They are an incredibly smart animal and unfortunately learn quick now that we have put some blood on the ground. Idaho has the right step with the trapping seasons, as this will be one of the ways we can manage them through the winters when they are easier to find. I can only hope Wyoming is able to begin managing them next season as it is getting necessary especially in the Northwest corner.
On another page of the predator issue is the threat of the Grizzlies in certain areas, though not as drastic as the wolves they have become a serious issue. I made a statement in a different post about the situation that I have seen first hand, but it is one that will need to be addressed in the years to come.
It will be interesting to see the outcome in the years to come on how states deal with these issues of loss of wildlife, yet trying to bring in constant revenue, which non-residents are necessary for.