The very moment that federal protection was lifted from wolves in the northern tier of states where they had done well, trophy hunting, leg-hold trapping, and extended hunting seasons were promoted as "essential wolf management" and "science-based."
Over 1,600 wolves have been slaughtered and the science is not at all clear. One of the wonderful qualitities of science and scientific studies is accessibility. Once a paper is published, colleagues, interested parties, even the general public are free to partake of the information, even crititique the information learned from a scientific study.
Where is the science in the wolf management that states have taken over? Just calling it scientific doesn't make it so.