hunt http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Yellowstone says new Montana hunt rules protect wolves http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/yellowstone-says-new-montana-hunt-rules-protect-wolves <p>Yellowstone National Park officials say an agreement with neighboring Montana that limits wolf hunting along the park&#39;s northern border is protecting the park&#39;s wolves from excessive hunting.</p><p>Yellowstone wolf biologist Doug Smith said Wednesday that Montana&#39;s 2011-12 wolf season so far has had less impact than the inaugural hunt in 2009. That year hunters killed four wolves from Yellowstone&#39;s Cottonwood pack, which had been studied for years by scientists and was popular among wolf watchers from across the country.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:56:41 +0000 The Associated Press 17596 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Yellowstone says new Montana hunt rules protect wolves