(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – A Montana man has shot and killed a collared wolf that wandered out of Yellowstone National Park. William Hoppe, an outspoken wolf opponent, legally shot a wolf on his property near Gardiner on Sunday. Hoppe says wolves killed nearly two dozen of his sheep late last month. He used one of two shoot-on-sight permits issued to him by state fish and wildlife officials following the initial attack. Biologists say the wolf was likely drawn to Hoppe’s property because the dead sheep were placed in a bone pile and left unburied.
Alex Riggins, Times-News