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World's most famous wolf shot by hunters(WY)(Barf Alert)
ksl.com ^ | 10 December, 2012 | Self Newlin

Posted on 12/10/2012 2:32:15 PM PST by marktwain

SALT LAKE CITY — She was an alpha female known as 832F to scientists, but lovingly called " '06" by local tourists, after the year of her birth. She was the most famous wolf in all of Yellowstone National Park, and led the Lamar Canyon wolf pack.

832F wandered outside of the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park Thursday, where she was shot and killed — legally — by hunters in Wyoming. That was made possible by recently-passed federal and state regulations that allow the killing of wolves as game.

The changes have made headlines and caused controversy, with hunters and ranchers treating wolves as a threat to be eliminated, while conservationists and scientists are alarmed by the hunts that come so soon after wolvers were re-introduced into the area in 1995.

832F is so named because she was a research wolf. Scientists had fastened a $4,000 collar to her neck with GPS tracking technology that allowed them to track her movements and better understand both her habits and the life of the pack.

832F was also popular with tourists because of her immense size and ability as a hunter. Park wildlife experts said that she could take down animals on her own, according to the New York Times. Wolf advocates said that she was a devoted mother to her cubs as well as being leader of a relatively large pack.

She's the latest in a series of collared research wolves shot by hunters, with four being killed in the last few weeks.

Marc Cooke with the group Wolves of the Rockies alleged hunters were targeting collared animals, either for bragging rights or out of spite for wolf restoration in the Northern Rockies. Shooting a collared wolf is not illegal if it's done within state hunting regulations.

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A completely one sided article. Not one word on the necessity or desireablity of managing wolf populations.
1 posted on 12/10/2012 2:32:26 PM PST by marktwain
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She was a good girl and was beginning to turn her
life around...


2 posted on 12/10/2012 2:34:27 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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200 dollar phones have GPS tracking technology yet these collars cost the taxpayers $4000 each. I need to be selling something to uncle sam.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 2:35:50 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: tet68

*Snort*


4 posted on 12/10/2012 2:37:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Newbomb Turk

The comments on the article are pretty well done.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 2:38:01 PM PST by marktwain
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Worlds most famous wolf shot by hunters.

And here I thought this was about Bill Clinton...


6 posted on 12/10/2012 2:38:06 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Nah, Billy Jeff’s merely a dog.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 2:41:24 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: marktwain

Hopefully, the next human eaten by wolves is the author.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 2:44:41 PM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Newbomb Turk

I have heard of “locals” and “tourists”, but what are “local tourists?” And how are all these local tourists observing her hunting habits? 06 is a gonner.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 2:47:09 PM PST by healy61
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Our settlers shot the damn wolves because they were killing stock. They did just right. We're the nutsy ones.

Message to Enviro nazis....IT IS NOT 1800 !!

10 posted on 12/10/2012 2:50:48 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: tet68

lol


11 posted on 12/10/2012 2:51:00 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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I think the wolf reintroduction program has been such a resounding success that we should replicate it all along both the east and west coasts. Every native predator should be brought up to historical populations. Start in VA, then NY and CA. Hundreds of wolves and cougars should be let loose in Washington DC, NYC, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, et al.

Share the joy!

12 posted on 12/10/2012 2:51:52 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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Shooting a collared wolf is not illegal
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Gee, I didn’t know wolves had their own clergy.

Also, I am fairly well read, not the dumbest guy in the block but I have to resort to a Joe Don Looney quote (well almost) when asked about the Super Bowl being the means to all ends.
“If it were so important why do we have one every year”?
“How can you claim it is so popular when Millions of people in China don’t have a clue”.

The first I ever heard of this wolf was about 5 minutes ago so it can’t be all that famous???


13 posted on 12/10/2012 2:55:09 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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I thought this was the world’s most famous wolf,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOg5VxrRTi0


14 posted on 12/10/2012 2:56:13 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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Share the joy!

Amen.

Spandex on the joggers, bicyclers and hikers is not a wolf or cougar repellent.

They need to find this out the hard way.

15 posted on 12/10/2012 2:56:49 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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Exactly. These liberal airheads want to feel good about themselves, thinking there are wolfs et al still roaming about, but in a place that will not affect themselves in the slightest. They don't give a damn about some rancher's livelihood. Set some wolves loose in SanFran and see how quickly they start whistling a different tune.
16 posted on 12/10/2012 2:57:34 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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Odd, I thought the most famous wolf in the world was killed by a wood-cutter. (And the runner up boiled in a kettle by three little pigs.)

(Sometimes the most famous exemplars of a type are fictional.)


17 posted on 12/10/2012 3:00:37 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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Yes. The comments are good. I was all ready to rip into the hunters, but the comments gave me some new information that caused me to rethink my position.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 3:03:37 PM PST by EveningStar
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I thought the most famous wolf shot was "Limpy"...

Limpy: The Story of Wolf 253

Wolf 253 (also known as "Hoppy" or "Limpy") one of 1,500 gray wolves that lost federal protections in March when the federal government "delisted" wolves from the Endangered Species Act / Photo courtesy Steve Justad

He was known by the nicknames of "Limpy" or "Hoppy," depending on who you talk to; the name comes from an old injury that left him crippled for life. His official designation was Wolf 253, part of the wolf population brought back from the verge of extinction in the northern Rockies, and one of 1,500 gray wolves that lost federal protections in March when the federal government "delisted" wolves from the Endangered Species Act.

And on March 28, 2008, he was shot dead.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 3:03:37 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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Also leaves out the part where these are Canadian Timberwolves not indiginous to the Northwest. They are humongous, aggressive and scary.

Hunters out calling up Elk are now finding themselves confronted by these monsters. They are killing hunting dogs like its going out of style and decimating the Elk herds.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 3:06:32 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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