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Mon., Nov. 4, 2013, 8:51 a.m.

Wolf vigilante photo raises hackles, as intended

Although wolf hunting is legal in Wyoming, these hunters go further to make a statement about their attitude toward wolves and their impact on big-game populations in October 2013. (Wind River Outdoor World)
Although wolf hunting is legal in Wyoming, these hunters go further to make a statement about their attitude toward wolves and their impact on big-game populations in October 2013. (Wind River Outdoor World)

PREDATORS -- In some cases, the Internet is incredibly predictable.

Shortly after Wind River Outdoor World posted this photo on its Facebook page on Oct. 28, the photo has been galloping around the Web for different reasons on pro-wolf and anti-wolf sites. 

The Facebook caption says: "A little Wyoming justice by some folks that are fed up with wolves and the affect they are having on wildlife populations, livestock, and our way of life as hunters and Wyoming residents. The bunny huggers are having a conniption fit over this so let's show our support these guys."

Hunters can buy a hunting license and wolf tag and legally harvest a wolf under Wyoming law.

So while this photo is distasteful to some people, it doesn't imply anything illegal, just an attitude that's still pervasive.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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