Yellowstone National Park, WY – A wolf expert says the wolf population in and around Yellowstone is probably reaching its limit because of the numbers of elk in the area are on the decline. Chris Smith told Montana Outfitters and Guides Association members over the weekend that wolves will spread to new areas, but probably will stick to mountain country. Smith if the Chief of Staff for the Montana Kepartment of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. He worked with wolves in Alaska for 20 years. He says the growth of the wolf population will slow as they spread out because dispersing wolves are going to get in trouble and will be shot.