NEWS RELEASE: Three Yellowstone wolves killed in Montana during first week of Montana’s hunting season
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park wolf biologists report that the park’s Junction Butte Pack (27 wolves) lost three wolves to Montana hunters during the first week of Montana’s wolf hunting season. The Junction Butte Pack transcends Yellowstone’s northern range and is the most viewed wolf pack in the world.
“Yellowstone plays a vital role in Montana’s wildlife conservation efforts and its economy. These wolves are part of our balanced ecosystem here and represent one of the special parts of the park that draw visitors from around the globe,” said Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly. “We will continue to work with the state of Montana to make the case for reinstating quotas that would protect the core wolf population in Yellowstone as well as Montana’s direct economic interests derived from the hundreds of millions spent by park visitors each year.”
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Photo: Junction Butte pups (not the pups recently killed) photographed by wolf program park staff using a telephoto lens. NPS / Jeremy SunderRaj 2019

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