Many people, when they think about wolves, think of Yellowstone National Park. And for good reason; it has some of the best wolf watching in the world. But tensions rose when changes to Montana’s wolf hunt along the Park border were made just before the 2021-22 season.
Join Alex and Jared as they explore wolves in and around Yellowstone National Park. They’ll look at how wolves are managed differently depending on where they are on a map, and what that really means for the communities around the Park. Plus, can non-consumptive users help fund wildlife conservation?
Links and resources from The Yellowstone Wolf
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Ralph Johnson’s outfitter service: https://www.specimencreekoutfittersandadventures.com/
Montana wolf hunt updates:
- Court order changes wolf hunting season, effective immediately – MT FWP
- Montana institutes six-wolf quota in the area north of Yellowstone National Park – Bozeman Daily Chronicle
- Montana judge restores state wolf hunting regulations – AP
- For current wolf harvest statistics, see the Montana wolf harvest dashboard
Impacts of winter recreation on bighorn sheep in the Tetons: www.tetonsheep.org/denizens
Nathan Varley’s wolf watching service: www.wolftracker.com/
Op-Ed by Nathan Varley: Most Montanans inclined toward wolf conservation, not wolf killing
Montana’s outdoor recreation economy report by Headwaters Economics
Why hunting is conservation – Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
YNP’s Doug Smith Retires: Bozeman Daily Chronicle coverage
Working Wild U is a production of Montana State University Extension and Western Landowners Alliance with support from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Western SARE and you, our listeners.
Today’s episode was directed and edited by Zach Altman and produced by Matthew Collins, Zach Altman, Alex Few, Jared Beaver, and Abby Nelson.
Our hosts are Jared Beaver and Alex Few.
Louis Wertz is our Executive Producer. Music is from Artlist and Blue Dot Sessions.
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