Popular Yellowstone wolf, 926F, falls to a hunter
A hunter has killed a Lamar Valley wolf that gained major fanfare over the past seven years for a life lived in view of roads in Yellowstone National Park, Montana officials confirmed Thursday.
Until recently, the wolf had been an alpha female of the Lamar Canyon Pack. A hunter killed her Nov. 25 outside Cooke City, Montana.
Dubbed 926F, she died from the same thing as her equally famous mother, known as “06,” also a casualty of a state-sanctioned wolf hunt outside Yellowstone’s boundaries.
“It was a legal harvest, and everything was legitimate about the way the wolf was taken,” said Abby Nelson, a wolf management specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
See tomorrow’s Jackson Hole Daily for a full story.