Wolves back to Yellowstone and changes it made

After 15 years, a look at the effects-

This interesting article appeared in print maybe 5 days ago. I’m glad they put it online.

After 15 years. By Ben Pierce. Bozeman Chronicle OutThere Editor



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  1. Salle Avatar

    It’s good to see that someone finally interviewed Norm Bishop, a gold mine of information on the park and on wildlife, and wolves.

  2. Sal_N Avatar

    It was a good article, glad to see Mr. Bishop and Rick were interviewed.
    I still have to find someone in Gardiner or Livingston to agree with the $Millions brought into the park due the wolves.
    I don’t want to change the threat topic but not many locals want to believe.

  3. Rick Hammel Avatar
    Rick Hammel

    One thing dor sure that I have found; wolf watching is the best in the winter. Lodging, except in Cooke City, is more available and cheaper. Gardiner is almost a ghost town. However, wolf watching was at its finest.


  4. Sal_N Avatar


    agree with you 100%, I have always seen wolves in the park during the christmas break, and for the most part they have been close to the road or closer than during the summer.

    We have had a few summer days when I did not see them. That does not mean that someone like Rick McIntyre and his team did not see them.

    Good thing about the summer, if you don’t see wolves, I always have my fishing gear with me.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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