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July 15, 2008

Wolves being shot as varmints Says John Hollenhorst

According to a recent news story from KSL of Salt Lake City, at least 20 wolves have been killed within Wyoming's anti-wolf "shoot on sight" zone. That means there's likely less than a dozen wolves now left there - maybe even fewer, as it's possible that all of them have been killed and just not reported.

Soon, young wolves from Yellowstone will disperse to this area, which includes national forests with lots of elk and deer. Unless the courts step in to bring balance back to Wyoming's management plan, these wolves will suffer the same fate as the wolves that were shot on sight this year and the cycle will repeat with every new year.

This isn't hunting or wildlife management -- it's senseless killing and the tragic abandonment of a valuable wildlife resource.

View the news story.
Related: Wolf Watch

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