What we do know is that "encroachment" is increasing in the forest, with more roads, fences, snow mobiles, motor boats, float planes, forestry, mining, skiing, and so much other commercial and recreational activity that the ungulates are seriously compromised. Rapid climate changes are having effects never seen nor studied prior to now. These are wilderness creatures whose wilderness is both changing and shrinking.
So, what to do? Blaming natural predators is the solution of OFAH and its counterparts, in hopes that they can kill even more animals ... both the predator and the prey. OFAH is even claiming that there are more bears than ever in Ontario, though all the best scientific evidence indicates that the bear population has remained fairly constant. There are, however, a lot more people and there is a lot more human activity inimical to survival of some forest species.
The denial of inconvenient facts seems to be increasing within our own species, with hunters blaming bears and wolves for what they and their own kind have caused. I can think of no greater impediment to conservation than such short-sighted ignorance of the facts. I do understand that, for whatever reasons, there are people who want to kill big animals-but conservation should trump their desire to shoot them.