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Yellowstone Officials Still Seeking Info on White Wolf Shooter

Officials are still seeking information on the shooting death of a Yellowstone white wolf earlier this year.

April 2017, we reported the alpha female for the Canyon Pack was found mortally wounded just inside the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park. Staff on the scene decided to put her down on-site, since she was already in shock and her injuries were likely fatal.

A necropsy later revealed she had been shot. Park officials swiftly announced $5,000 reward for any information that would lead to the identification and conviction of the perpetrator. That reward has since been raised to upward of $25,000, thanks to donations from private organizations and a fund through Yellowstone Forever.

Besides being the Canyon alpha female, this wolf was one of only a few white wolves in the Yellowstone area. Indeed, she had a long history with the park, living to be 12 ½ years old and raising numerous pups.

According to a Yellowstone Facebook post, tips can be submitted by call, text, online through the NPS website and by email:

• Call: ISB Tip Line 888-653-0009
• Text: 202-379-4761
• Online: Submit a Tip
• Email:

Park officials also welcome tips via Facebook Messenger to the NPS Investigative Services Branch or by Twitter to @SpecialAgentNPS.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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