The concept of wildlife value orientations (WVOs) has guided several studies into human relationships with wildlife. WVOs are patterns of basic beliefs that give direction and meaning to fundamental values in the context of wildlife (Manfredo, 2008). Research has revealed two primary orientations: domination (wildlife exists for humans to use) and mutualism (wildlife have rights and deserve care). WVOs have predictive potential for acceptability of wildlife management actions (Teel & Manfredo, 2010). As emotions are a basic mental capacity that shape many mental dispositions (Jacobs et al., 2012), we hypothesised that emotional dispositions have predictive potential for acceptability, next to WVOs. In a survey (n=369), we measured emotional dispositions toward wolves in two ways. First, valence (the positive-negative dimension of emotions), measured by four items (á=.92). Secondly, seven discrete emotions, measured by one item each. WVOs were measured similar as in previous studies (e.g., Vaske et al., 2011). As dependent variables, acceptability of two potential wildlife management actions in problem situations was measured: lethal control or doing nothing. Four regression models were tested to predict acceptability: (1) valence, (2) discrete emotions, (3) valence and WVOs, (4) discrete emotions and WVOs. Valence only predicted acceptability of lethal control of wolves (R=.39) and acceptability of doing nothing (R=.26). Also, discrete emotions predicted acceptability of lethal control (R=.49) and doing nothing (R=.30). Including WVOs increased the predictive potential for lethal control (R=-.60 for valence and WVOs, and R=65 for discrete emotions and WVOs). In these models, domination was consistently the best predictor (â=.40/.38), and emotions were better predictors and mutualism (e.g., â=-.25 for valence, â=-.12 for mutualism). Predictive potential for acceptability of doing nothing was not increased by including WVOs in the models. Neither domination nor mutualism was a significant predictor for this management option. We conclude that emotional dispositions toward wildlife have predictive potential next to WVOs. Remarkably, for acceptability of one extreme management action (lethal control) domination was a better predictor than emotions, while for another extreme action (doing noting) emotion was the only statistically significant predictor. Our results suggest that emotional dispositions toward wildlife are relevant for policy makers and managers, as they explain support for or opposition against wildlife management measures.