TOPIC: Illegal Killing of Wolves around Yellowstone National Park
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< Reporting on trophy hunters surrounding Yellowstone Park who are targeting, baiting and killing wolves out of the park. A key player is (omitted), who runs FaceBook page (omitted). He is a (omitted).
Apparently hunters learn how to use GPS technology (illegal) to track the popular research wolves, and then use meat or the sounds of puppies to bait them out of the park to be shot (illegal).
There are many wolf-hunting sites which brag about poaching and teach others how to do it, called shoot shovel and shut up. They have threatened to do the same to environmentalists (unverified).
They often brag that they have connections with local law enforcement and government officials (unverified). >
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