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Editorial: Halting wolf hunt along Yellowstone's border the right decision

Montana wildlife commissioners deftly navigated a political minefield last week when they suspended wolf hunting in an area near the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park.

The commissioners have come under pressure from wolf advocates to establish a no-wolf-hunting-and-trapping buffer zone around the park to protect the iconic predators that attract millions of tourists to Yellowstone every year. Wolf hunting and trapping backers are resistant to the idea.

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