Posted: Aug 26, 2013 3:30 PM by MTN News
Officials with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks say a female collared wolf was shot by a private citizen in the Jardine area Saturday. The wolf was displaying clear signs of escalating habituation. This wolf had recently come in close proximity to a number of homes, killed a cat as well as several chickens.
Attempts to haze the wolf away from properties had been made by FWP and members of the public, but the wolf continued to display "unusually" bold behavior.
The wolf had lived primarily in Yellowstone National Park as a member of the Lamar Canyon pack until spring of this year. She then left and has lived in the Jardine area since.
FWP investigated the wolf mortality in consultation with USDA-Wildlife Services.