- Posted November 2, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Celebrity Yellowstone Wolves
As a symbol of reintroduction they became a target for wolf hunters, and there was a competition to see who could kill the named wolves through posts of their pictures. There was online discussion as to whether the term bounty could be used directly or whether it would need to be called a reimbursement for taxidermist fees. The fee to be given to those who kill celebrity wolves was set at $100. The pictures of these wolves were posted prior to hunting with tips on tracking and baiting a collared wolf, with techniques to lure them off protected grounds. Successful kills of celebrity wolves, notably Gypsy, were posted and shared. A number of Yellowstone lovers received images of killed wolves in their inboxes.