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Another collared wolf was shot and killed near Yellowstone National Park on Saturday.

A collared female from the Lamar Pack was shot near Jardine while feeding on a chicken, said Fish, Wildlife & Parks spokeswoman Andrea Jones. Jardine is a small community five miles northeast of Gardiner and the park entrance.

The wolf has reportedly remained in the Jardine area since spring and had been getting more habituated to the presence of humans, Jones said.

“It had shown up in this area very close to buildings. People had tried to scare it away, yelling and throwing things. Typically, a wolf will disperse, but it kept coming back,” Jones said.

The person who shot the wolf reported the shooting, and FWP investigated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services. They ruled the person was allowed to shoot the wolf in defense of his property.

The wolf had reportedly killed a cat and several chickens.

“If this had not happened, we would have probably taken some action to deal with this animal,” Jones said.

Another collared female wolf was shot north of Gardiner in May after wolves killed a number of sheep. The sheep owner, William Hoppe, lives in Jardine but was not involved in Saturday's incident, Jones said.

Laura Lundquist can be reached at 582-2638 or Follow her on Twitter at @llundquist.

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