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Habituated Collared Wolf Shot in Jardine Area

Fish & Wildlife - Region 3

Monday, August 26, 2013

A female collared wolf was shot by a private citizen in the Jardine area Saturday after displaying clear signs of escalating habituation. This 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 displayed unusually bold behavior as attempts were made by FWP and members of the public to haze the animal away from properties.

Until the spring of this year, this 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.