Montana Man Kills Yellowstone Wolf after Sheep Killed

2013-05-08T09:30:00Z Montana Man Kills Yellowstone Wolf after Sheep Killed Twin Falls Times-News
May 08, 2013 9:30 am

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A big game outfitter and outspoken opponent of wolves shot and killed a collared from Yellowstone National Park about two weeks after wolves killed more than two dozen of his sheep on his property near Gardiner.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports William Hoppe shot the wolf Sunday near where 13 sheep were killed on April 24. He notified Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden Chris Kerin that he killed the wolf using one of his two shoot-on-sight permits the agency issued after the sheep were killed.

Kerin confirmed the wolf was killed on Hoppe's property.

Hoppe told the Chronicle he disposed of the dead sheep in a bone pile on the property. Yellowstone Park biologist Doug Smith says the wolf may have been attracted by the decaying meat.

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  1. Twin citizen
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    Twin citizen - May 08, 2013 2:38 pm
    Wolves don't need to thrive, they need to be kept at the brink of extinction. Nasty animals. Great job on the kill. Hope you get another one soon!
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    BABY SNOOKS - May 08, 2013 10:00 am
    I don't think so! If wolves are anything like cyotes they know good meat when they see it and they came to kill the live sheep! We ran sheep for fifty years and we decided that cyotes were the smartest animal on earth and I would just imagine wolves are the same way. The wolves were not attracted by the dead meat! They are hunters and they were after the live sheep...they are not stupid! Some people may believe that story but people who have lived with sheep every day of their lives will not believe that dead meat story!
  3. Cary
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    Cary - May 08, 2013 9:54 am
    Congratulations... and if I get the chance, I'd like to shake your hand on a job well done!

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