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It’s a tale of two predators, as new research suggests Wyoming wolves have immense impacts on mountain lion populations, causing a 48% decline in 15 years. According to Smithsonian Magazine, a recent study in Wyoming shows a new and tragic dynamic between two large predators. Carnivore biologist Mark Elbroch has collected research that shows mountain…

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana men have been cited over illegally poaching two wolves from a helicopter in the Big Hole Valley. The Billings Gazette reports that Dalton Thomas Tamcke, 30, and Justin Samuel Peterson, 22, told wildlife authorities they were hunting coyotes for predatory control action on March 3 and mistakenly took the…

By IRIS SAMUELS and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press/Report for America HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hunters and trappers who kill wolves in Montana could be reimbursed for their expenses by private groups under a proposal advanced by state lawmakers Monday that critics said is akin to the bounties that nearly exterminated the predators last century. The…

A dramatic new video depicting the true wildness of Yellowstone has emerged. Last month, a once in a lifetime encounter between a grizzly bear and a wolf pack was caught on video in Yellowstone. In this video, a bear was minding its own business in a valley when it noticed a wolf pack. It then…

Governor Mark Gordon testified before the US Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works to support Senator John Barrasso’s position that states should have more authority under the Endangered Species Act. Senator Barrasso introduced Governor Gordon not only as an experienced politician with a strong record of transparency but also as a ranch owner and…

Yellowstone wants to commemorate a quarter of a century of change by taking your questions. The park has announced a series of live Q&A’s in March all about wolves and their impact on the park. Every Tuesday at 11 am MST, Yellowstone staff and scientists will take questions posted on their Facebook page on several…

After a quarter of a century, Yellowstone celebrates one of the most significant and controversial decisions in its history. 2020 is the 25-year anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The decision came after Yellowstone’s wolves had been hunted to regional extinction almost a century prior. The first truck carrying wolves…

Two of Yellowstone’s iconic wolves are dead due to tourist negligence. The National Park Service released a report from an incident on November 19th of this year when two wolf pups of the Junction Butte Pack were hit by a vehicle between Tower Junction and the Northeast Entrance. It was determined that the pups were…


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