Scientists Mourn Popular Yellowstone Wolf Shot by Hunter

Scientists Mourn Popular Yellowstone Wolf Shot by Hunter

This story, from NPR, is about the “06 female” (scientifically known as #832). She recently led her pack (Lamar Canyon) outside of Yellowstone and was killed in the process. This is a very sad story as I (and many others) have gone to Yellowstone National Park many times to specifically see her and her pack. This story has gone national and should force the states to include other stakeholders besides hunters in the management of wolves. It would be nice to see a no-hunt buffer surrounding the park.

Here is a second story on the subject with 8 minutes of interview with the park’s lead wolf biologist, Doug Smith.

Here is another interview, this time with park biologist Dan Stahler on Boston’s NPR.

About Jonathan Way

Jonathan Way has a B.S. (UMass Amherst), M.S. (UConn Storrs), and doctorate (Boston College) related to the study of eastern coyotes/coywolves. He is the author of 2 books: 1) Suburban Howls, an account of his experiences studying eastern coyotes in Massachusetts, and 2) My Yellowstone Experience, which details – in full color – the spectacular wildlife, scenery, and hydrothermal features that can be found in the world’s first national park. Jon is a Research Scientist at Clark University where he is continuing his goal of long-term ecological and behavioral research on coywolves. He runs an organization Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research, works seasonally for Cape Cod National Seashore, is a part time post-doctoral researcher with the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, frequently travels to the Yellowstone area, and is seeking a publisher for a 3rd book project of his: "Coywolf".
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