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Killing of World Famous Wolf Reignites Battle in the Rockies

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She also led the pack in Yellowstone's northeastern Lamar Valley, an area rich in bison and elk that has a road offering vantage points for wildlife watchers equipped with cameras and spotting scope


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roxy H (350)
Monday December 17, 2012, 3:52 pm
Killing of World Famous Wolf Reignites Battle in the Rockies
Kill programs in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming reveal how fragile protection programs can be.

Conservationists and wolf-lovers are howling with anger following news that a well-known alpha wolf from Yellowstone National Park was found shot and killed by a hunter late last week after she roamed over the park's western boundary into Wyoming.

The killing of the wolf known as 832F (also known as '06 by her admirers), was leader of the Lamar Canyon pack inside the park, is only the latest in a string of wolves killed by nearby hunters and ranchers after leaving the protection of the park following controversial new rules in several Rocky Mountains states—including Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming—that allow killing of the previously protected gray wolf.

Official state statistics show that hunters have shot at least 87 wolves across Montana this fall. At least 120 have been killed by hunters and trappers in Idaho and 58 have been shot in Wyoming.

Many of these wolves were shot while wearing radio tracking collars and, like 832F, had been under observation by scientists and park officials for years. Those experts say they were gaining enormous insights about how and why wolves travel.

The New York Times, which reported the killing on Sunday, described that 832F had become world famous.

The wolf wowed scientists and tourists alike with her size and a strength so great that she could “take down animals on her own,” said Daniel Stahler, a park wildlife biologist.

She also led the pack in Yellowstone’s northeastern Lamar Valley, an area rich in bison and elk that has a road offering vantage points for wildlife watchers equipped with cameras and spotting scopes. The Lamar Canyon pack could be counted on to roam the valley near dawn and dusk, allowing scientists and tourists to observe wolf behavior at a level of detail rarely seen outside National Geographic specials.
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Terry V (30)
Monday December 17, 2012, 5:23 pm

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Danuta W (1251)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:01 am

Süheyla C (234)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:47 am

Christine S (134)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:50 pm
The hunters are cowardly skulking sons of *itches! Might as well go to a petting zoo and start shooting- these wolves are habituated to people- she wouldn't have known to be wary of the a**hole who gunned her down- this isn't sporting, it isn't hunting, it's cowardly cheating and unjust!

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 5:53 pm
True Christine. The only way to be truly fair is if the wolves were outfitted with sensor collars that fired back at the hunters, then that would be a fair fight.

roxy H (350)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:28 pm
the wolves were betrayed, I want to smash each and every one of those collars

irene davis (74)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 11:46 pm
Heart breaking to hear 06 was killed. No killing done by any four legged animal rivals the perverse thirst for blood by humans.

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 6:18 am
was she a Makenzi vally wolf or a northern Rockies wolf? I saw a photo of a letter from years ago about the people who defend animals like this. they had a differnt opinion on subspecies of wolf.

but a wolf is a wolf right? then is a fox a fox? if the sierra Nevada red fox goes extinct, you can just replace them with, lets say "British foxes". or perhaps Canadian ones.

the new "wolves of Yellowstone" come from way up north.

the wolf they replaced the original wolves with are the biggest of North American wolves. or so I am told.
but wolf lovers do not study wolf like a zoologist would?

i need the "anti wolf" club to help me out here so I sound smart. they aim to educate and stop people from "worshiping wolves"


Past Member (0)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 10:19 am
Noted. The hunting of wolves needs to be stopped but if it must go on then they need to make killing a collared wolf illegal. Thanks so much, Roxy.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 10:37 pm
Noted and signed - best way to stop this is round up these flipping low life rubbish hunters and chop their bloody hands off so that they can never lift a gun to an innocent animal again.

roxy H (350)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:26 pm
Colleen, The "anti-wolf" club people know better then to mess with me... if you want to go and hang out with any of them... you sure do not want to do it on one of my threads.. but if you want accurate information.. i would be more then happy to provide that
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