Yellowstone: There’s an Investigation Into the Killing of Wolf 1233


Hunters killed a record 25 Yellowstone wolves last season, a figure that represents one-fifth of the park’s wolf population and is more than double the previous high of a decade ago.

As a deep dive at the Intercept explains, newly relaxed rules on hunters instituted by Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is a big reason. But the investigation by Ryan Devereaux focuses on one particular aspect of the count—allegations that some Yellowstone rangers improperly hunted wolves themselves or fed inside information about the animals’ whereabouts to hunters.

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