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Hunting Among Wolves

posted Jun 24, 2016, 9:24 PM by chloe owens

4/26/16, by Scott McMillion, Narative Hunting

Hunting Among Wolves

After a controversial move to introduce the gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park, the carnivorous canines have spread across Montana. When they interrupted a hunting expedition with my grandson, I realized just how much everything has changed…people value the beautiful pelts and plenty of folks relish the chance to shoot a wolf.  For some, I think, it’s a chance to stick a thumb in the eye of the federal government they maintain has forced wolves upon the West…The ranch owner told me his neighbors had killed several of the wolves living in the area and a new pack had moved in to claim the old pack’s territory…He figures he was better off with the wolves that knew his ranch and didn’t cause trouble than he was with new ones that had some exploring to do. I think he was right about that. The old pack knew how to take down a meal without chasing away the whole herd and closing down the store.