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2015 photo of the female wolf from Yellowstone's Canyon pack. The wolf was found mortally wounded from a gunshot on April 11 near Gardiner, MT.
Jim Peaco - Yellowstone National Park (PD)

The investigation continues into the shooting of a wolf that was popular with Yellowstone National Park tourists.

Yellowstone spokeswoman Morgan Warthin says hikers discovered the mortally wounded wolf on April 11:

According to Montana FWP, someone killed a moose near Bigfork and took the two hind quarters and the head, abandoning the rest.
(PD)

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information about a moose poaching found over the weekend near Bigfork.

FWP spokesperson John Fraley says someone killed a moose and took the two hind quarters and the head, abandoning the rest.

Grizzly bear at Swan Lake Flats in Yellowstone National Park.
Jim Peaco (PD)

ISLAND PARK, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a federally protected grizzly bear has been illegally killed in eastern Idaho and are offering a reward of at least $5,000 for information leading to the person or persons responsible.

According to Montana FWP, someone killed a moose near Bigfork and took the two hind quarters and the head, abandoning the rest.
(PD)

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Game Warden Weston Oedekoven says we’ve entered a time of the year when some hunters are getting a little antsy.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks game wardens are seeking information on a black bear poached just south of St. Regis. 

The bear was shot and killed with a rifle sometime between May 31 and June 3 about four miles up the south Fork of Little Joe Creek.

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