Hunters Shoot World's 'Most Famous' Wolf
832F was shot just outside Yellowstone's boundary
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2012 3:15 AM CST
The alpha female of the Lamar Canyon wolf pack was shot in Wyoming.   (AP Photo/Wolves of the Rockies)

(Newser) – A wolf described as "the most famous in the world" has been shot dead by hunters just outside the boundary of Yellowstone National Park, reports the New York Times. The alpha female known as 832F had become a tourist favorite over the last six years and the shooting, which came just a week before the start of Wyoming's first wolf trapping season, has led to calls for fresh limits on the killing of wolves.

The gray wolf was taken off the endangered species list last year, but conservationists warn that their numbers still aren't high enough to support hunting. 832F had been tracked by researchers for years and she was wearing a $4,000 collar with GPS tracking technology when she was shot. Researchers say the collar showed her and her pack only ventured outside the park's boundary for brief periods. Seven other wolves with the collars have been shot over the last few weeks.

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Dec 29, 2012 7:33 PM CST
ONE more down, how many hundreds to go?
Dec 24, 2012 9:47 AM CST
That wolf was of more value to our world than all those f ucking parasite asshole hunters combined! The Bible teaches these hunters man has dominion over the Earth and all creatures so we can just shoot 'em up for amusement. A wolf should have ate their ancestors!
Dec 13, 2012 8:42 PM CST
"At least seven Yellowstone National Park wolves have been shot and killed along the park boundary since hunting season began. Five of these animals were wearing radio collars and were the subjects of intensive conservation research study. The killing of Yellowstone wolves is unconscionable. Tell the governors of Wyoming and Montana to shut down the wolf hunt immediately in lands adjacent to the park. Wolves roam widely in search of food or mates. It's natural for them to occasionally wander briefly outside the park's invisible borders, but that shouldn't make them fair game for hunters." :