Famous Wolf Loved by Environmentalists Now Just a Trophy Head for the Fireplace

832F was an immense wolf and agile hunter. She was a good mother and loved by environmentalists around the world.

Last week she wandered outside of Yellowstone and was shot dead by hunters.
She ought to make a nice trophy for the fireplace.

KSL.com reported, via Free Republic:

She was an alpha female known as 832F to scientists, but lovingly called ” ’06” by local tourists, after the year of her birth. She was the most famous wolf in all of Yellowstone National Park, and led the Lamar Canyon wolf pack.

832F wandered outside of the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park Thursday, where she was shot and killed — legally — by hunters in Wyoming. That was made possible by recently-passed federal and state regulations that allow the killing of wolves as game.

The changes have made headlines and caused controversy, with hunters and ranchers treating wolves as a threat to be eliminated, while conservationists and scientists are alarmed by the hunts that come so soon after wolvers were re-introduced into the area in 1995.

832F is so named because she was a research wolf. Scientists had fastened a $4,000 collar to her neck with GPS tracking technology that allowed them to track her movements and better understand both her habits and the life of the pack.

832F was also popular with tourists because of her immense size and ability as a hunter. Park wildlife experts said that she could take down animals on her own, according to the New York Times. Wolf advocates said that she was a devoted mother to her cubs as well as being leader of a relatively large pack.

She’s the latest in a series of collared research wolves shot by hunters, with four being killed in the last few weeks.

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  • Hugh

    Legal or not–I find it sad, what a loss . . .

  • SturJen

    Herein brings up the code of honor among hunters. We don’t need to always get the ‘trophy buck’ just because we can. If I had an ability to hunt wolves in WY, I think I would have left this one alone, especially if I spied a tracking collar on it.

    There is a town in WI where there is an unwritten rule: Don’t shoot the white deer. There is a population of white deer – not albino but a genetic aberration – near this town. It was agreed upon by all hunters in the area that those deer were off the hunting list. Then some duma$$ went and shot one of the bucks this year. Why? Because he was a duma$$.

    Hunters of the past KNEW they could hunt anything, everywhere but they didn’t. They KNEW BETTER and used their brains to reason out that if they killed every trophy buck, every Alpha wolf, and every odd-colored animal, that there would be no more.

    Unfortunately, Humans have become stupid, greedy and pathetic. They want more and more and lose their ability to think and reason as humans used to. Welcome to the new world.

  • http://itsallaboutliberty.com Roy Rogers

    Who’s the big, bad, wolf now? What an awesome trophy head!!!

  • jfap

    It would have been great if Sarah Palin shot it from a helicopter.

  • clay

    Its best to kill them on sight .See how wild and noble they are after they kill someones kid .They are wonderful animals but they should never had been reintroduced When they are spotted in Utah they are killed on sight .

  • Jaimo

    It’s too bad we can’t introduce some of those beautiful creatures into California to weed out some of the undesirables, i.e. liberals. Sad though, it’s not like they’re going to eat the wolf. Don’t believe in shooting anything you don’t plan on slapping on some coals with a nice marinade.

  • sablegsd

    I stand with the wolves. They have been misunderstood and maligned for centuries. How many children are wandering around the wilderness alone in the winter? When was the last time a verifiable kill was noted?

  • Sasja

    How many children have been killed by wolves, clay?

  • Sasja
  • Comrade J

    Wolves/coyotes have been decimating farmers cattle in both Wyoming and Montana ever since they have been re introduced. Before anyone gets an idea, wolves feasting on cattle, who never had to deal with predators, is NOT natural.

    The tree huggers have claimed that the farmers/ranchers losses have not been great, but the ranchers beg to differ.

  • MT Geoff

    Howdy friends
    I have read several times that there are no clearly documented cases of wild wolves killing anyone in North America.
    I live in eastern Montana. Wolves are a touchy subject. Lovers of wilderness, and I’m one, believe the wolves are part of the normal ecosystem and are part of what makes the wild, well, wild. After all, we have bears and cougars too. But if I ran livestock, I’d be a lot less tolerant, I think. Losing a hundred dollars for each sheep or several hundred for each steer would be a real blow. I know our elk hunters believe the wolves are responsible for the diminished elk numbers and they surely play a role.
    Yellowstone National Park has boundaries. It has to stop somewhere and people in the surrounding states get touchy when people who live a long way away want to manage the area around the park as well as the park itself.

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  • Comrade J

    P.S.: just as a side note, environuts keep referring to wolves as “innocent”. Now then, what is the cattle’ offense? or farmers/ranchers?

    Wolves and coyotes frequently would eat some internal organs only and leave the cattle to die like that. So what is the cattle’s offense to deserve such death? And does it sound like truly starving wolves to you

    And ranchers who have to suffer loss? The tree huggers are not compensating the ranchers for these losses.

  • Ghost

    Li’l Red Riding Hood called, she says her nana is happy now but Sam the Sham is sad

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  • Joe Bean

    Those things look best on a wall. The liberals who are promoting the wolf re-introduction need to get put back in their place. That’s where dumb liars and cheating liberals come into play. Most of them live so far away from the wolves they don’t really know what a wolf is. The wolves should be released in their neighborhood. Then see if they send their kids to the local bust stop unarmed.

  • clay
  • anti-bho

    No wolves in our locale but coyotes are another story. And if you think they won’t take your small dog or pet cat out for dinner you’re worse than the tree huggers.

  • anti-bho

    Our coyotes are also fond of skunk if nothing else is on the menu, so they aren’t all bad.

  • BurmaShave

    I would say MT Geoff makes the best case; but the enviros generally act like a very big pack of wolves, which is not a good sign.