This biologist thing needs its own thread.
Our local MT FWP biologist here in the Bitterroot gets the blame for everything and kudos for nothing. I have heard people say it was his fault (or FWP fault) that wolves were introduced(uhhh, USFWS debacle, folks!) or that he hates hunting, or that he lies in his game counts, or that he wants access shut down, etc. etc. I have had a number of conversations with him on various subjects, and found him to be nothing short of a professional scientist.
Thanks to all biologists for what they do. Dr.HJH, your input on these forums should be enlightening for many of us here. I hope you stick around. As far as political game management decisions ... those happen with influence from both sides, and shouldn't.