Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Habituated Collared Wolf Shot in Jardine Area

A female collared wolf was shot by a private citizen in the Jardine area this past Saturday after displaying clear signs of escalating habituation. The wolf had recently come in close proximity to a number of homes, killed a cat as well as several chickens.

Over the last few months, this wolf has displayed unusually bold behavior as attempts were made by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and members of the public, to haze the animal away from properties.

Until the spring of this year, the wolf lived primarily in Yellowstone National Park as a member of the Lamar Canyon pack. It dispersed from the pack and has lived in the Jardine area since that time.

FWP investigated the wolf mortality in consultation with USDA-Wildlife Services.


Jeff
Hiking in Glacier National Park

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