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With wolves more scarce than they used to be in Yellowstone’s Northern Range, hopeful watchers should count themselves lucky if they get to see them, and, especially, if they are able to observe interesting behaviors. While the February breeding season did not offer the chance to see as many ties (matings) as [...]

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What happened to wolves ate all the elk?

Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced that their 2013 elk hunting season produced a “near record” elk harvest.  They estimate that  25,968 were taken, a near record. However the number one year was 2012 when the hunt saw 26,365 elk reported killed. In a news release, the [...]

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Kathie Lynch: Wolf Watching not as easy as it used to be in Yellowstone-
Copyright © Kathie Lynch 2014

Looking for wolves in Yellowstone’s Northern Range has its ups and downs these days. Watchers may get lucky and see the Junction Butte pack of nine or even the Eight Mile pack of 18. But, failing that, [...]

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Film on Yellowstone’s most recently famous wolf, “The ’06 Female” (wolf 832F)-

The latest program about the Yellowstone wolves, “She Wolf,” filmed by Emmy Award winning cinematographer Bob Landis, will air this Sunday, 1/19/14, at 9 p.m. ET on the National Geographic  Wild channel.

Bob Landis has been out in Yellowstone Park in all kinds [...]

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The Facebook photo has gone viral. It drips with symbolic hostility and one actually dead wolf. Now the photo has been taken down on Facebook, but you can see it many places in case it hasn’t already been emailed to you. We received a half dozen or so by email. Our experience is hardly unique.

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The solidity of nature, even of creatures competing to eat the raw meat of the dead bison, is edifying. It brings a feeling of hopefulness at a time when humans claw at each other over political abstractions in a confused, but hostile, unnatural way, to detriment of all of us.

There is currently a debate [...]

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Kathie Lynch’s Yellowstone wolf report Slow wolf watching in the smoky air is giving way to excitement as crisp and clean autumn arrives-

By Kathie Lynch, Copyright 2013

Yellowstone National Park. Crisp mornings, afternoon thunderstorms, smoky skies, and scarce wolf sightings all tell you that fall is right around the corner in Yellowstone National Park. As [...]

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A new study by Dr. Bill Ripple and his colleagues, “Trophic cascades from wolves to grizzly bears in Yellowstone” in the Journal of Animal Ecology suggests a second way the return of wolves has helped the Yellowstone grizzly bears.

Grizzlies have thrived in Yellowstone Park in recent years despite the destruction of the cutthroat trout fishery, [...]

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Bozeman, Montana. Last Sunday the Bozeman Chronicle ran an editorial about wolves based on the standard barroom biology that informs so much of the state’s policy on wolf management. Today MSU’s noted wolf biologist, Dr. Scott Creel corrected them on their most fundamental fact, which they got flatout wrong — the wolf population in Montana [...]

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Kathie Lynch’s latest report on observations of Yellowstone Park wolves- By Kathie Lynch July 9, 2013
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A silver fox slips into the forest by the light of the supermoon; river otter pups slide off a grassy log and chirp to their mother for a fish; a bighorn sheep lamb strikes a [...]

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~ Edward Abbey