Trophy Hunter Gets Away With Killing Famous Yellowstone Wolf
This week, Yellowstone National Park said goodbye to one of the park’s most prolific animals after a trophy hunter decided to kill one of the most popular well-known wolves there.
The death of the wolf, Spitfire, was legal due to the hunting laws in Montana, which permits hunters to kill wolves since 2011.
The New York Times reported that hundreds of wolves have been killed every year since.
“A game warden checked with the hunter and everything about this harvest was legal,” Abby Nelson, a wolf management specialist with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, told The Times.
Spitfire reportedly left behind a daughter, which wolf watchers have named Little T.