The recent killing of a YNP wolf outside the park has generated hundreds of emails and phone calls to officials. The correspondence suggests that the hunt wasn’t lawful.
However, FWP officials have determined that the wolf was legally hunted. The killing occurred on Nov. 24 near the small community of Silver Gate, outside Yellowstone’s Northeast Entrance.
Wildlife advocates have started an online petition. The petition is calling for a no-shooting zone on state lands surrounding Yellowstone.
Additionally, last year, another well-known wolf died shot inside Yellowstone near Gardiner. No one was charge with the shooting.