Stress from wolves may not be the reason behind a declining elk population near Cody, according to a study published today. The conclusion stands in contrast to previous research, which held that increased stress from wolves was behind a drop in the number of elk in the Yellowstone area.
BOZEMAN — An outfitter who killed a wolf after several of his sheep were killed is disputing claims that he baited the wolf by leaving the sheep carcasses in a pile.
BOZEMAN — A big game outfitter who shot and killed a collared wolf from Yellowstone National Park is intentionally luring the animals by leaving dead sheep carcasses in a pile, leaders of a wolf advocacy group said.
Yellowstone National Park’s abundant carnivore population has meant a continued decline in the northern Yellowstone elk herd, according to a Feb. 18 aerial survey by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the National Park Service.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park has lost a record number of wolves to this year's hunting season, and that's left scientists scrambling to keep years of research alive.
A major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana suffered another steep decline last year due to a hard winter, predator attacks and hunting, state and federal scientists said Tuesday.
Usually content to stay in Yellowstone National Park’s remote Pelican Valley, where they specialize in killing bison, Mollie’s wolf pack has migrated more than 20 miles to the Lamar Valley this winter, probably in search of food, and killing other park wolves along the way.
Two members of Mollie’s pack walk single file during a trip in Yellowstone’s interior this winter.
Mollie’s pack moves across a wind-blown landscape in Yellowstone National Park’s interior.
Members of Mollie’s pack trudges through snow in Yellowstone National Park in early December. The pack, the largest in the park, has moved out of its traditional Pelican Valley this winter and relocated to the area of Specimen Ridge.
Wolf hunting restrictions in portions of Montana bordering Yellowstone National Park are protecting the park's animals from a repeat of a previous hunt when almost half the members of a well-known pack were killed, federal and state officials said Wednesday.
Doug Smith, senior wildlife biologist in Yellowstone National Park and head of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, checks in on members of his observation crew near Blacktail Deer Plateau on Monday morning.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A waning moon hangs low in the morning sky as park biologists Doug Smith and Daniel Stahler pack their gear for another day in the field.
CODY, Wyo. — Researchers will turn their eyes to the treetops in Yellowstone National Park this spring, looking to establish a baseline count for the park’s raptor population and follow any changes for years to come.
A lack of snow, inclement weather and bad timing has hampered the Yellowstone Wolf Project’s attempts to dart and collar animals this winter.
Doug Smith, Yellowstone National Park’s wolf biologist, carries a wolf during the mammal’s transplant to the park in 1995.