Yellowstone White Alpha Female wolf was shot

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Since we know nothing of the circumstances, it would be premature to draw any conclusions. It may have been a situation where a hiker felt threatened and took action. It would be reasonable for somebody to freak out and leave instead of dealing with the crazy hippie judgement. I admit she was an amazing and gorgeous animal, but the fact she lived so long illustrates why the delisting of the wolves is probably overdue.
 

tipsntails7

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I'm going to pray it doesn't come out that it was a hunter. That's about the last thing we need.


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mntnguide

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Considering the region it happened in...i doubt it was an accident unfortunately... though I could care less about that wolf, instances like this give those of us that need wolf hunting legal one hell of a bad name. There are always people with the "kill em all" aspect... but that does nothing to help our current situations regarding proper wolf management

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ST52v

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My bet it was some kid or someone who wants hunters to get the wrap. I would imagine the donations are rolling in right about now.

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She may very well have been shot outside Park boundaries and then made it back home inside the boundaries. Apparently she was alive when they found her, I could see that happening over someone shooting it inside the Park.
 

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Funny, not sure how common white wolves are but season before last a buddy and I saw a white wolf not far from the park boundary. It was the day before the rifle opener and he had a wolf tag. He was all lined up ready to take the shot but passed as we both didn't want do deal with a stank ass wolf carcass that could delay actual elk hunting.
 

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They had to do an obtopsy on the damn thing to figure out it had been shot?

If they are going to pursue it as a crime, they have to determine cause of death, and attempt to recover any possible evidence (bullets or fragments of them for ballistic comparison if a weapon is ever recovered).
 

Mtslackcountry

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Funny, not sure how common white wolves are but season before last a buddy and I saw a white wolf not far from the park boundary. It was the day before the rifle opener and he had a wolf tag. He was all lined up ready to take the shot but passed as we both didn't want do deal with a stank ass wolf carcass that could delay actual elk hunting.

Wtf you don't have to keep it you just have to report the whereabouts to FWP. I take a picture of tag punched and laying on wolf. Then call FWP that evening or when I get out of the woods. Takes all but a few minutes.
 
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