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First wolf taken in Park County

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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 2:47 pm

With a single shot from his .243, Jacob Mancuso might have made history.

It’s possible Mancuso, 19, of Burlington was the first person to fill a wolf tag Monday – the opening day of Wyoming’s first regulated wolf hunt.

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  • Dave Buckles posted at 7:55 pm on Tue, Oct 16, 2012.

    macktheknife Posts: 17

    I have sold MANY pictures of wolves that I have taken in the Cody area over the years, probably one or two to the people who have written in against your success. has a great home tanning kit, Lutan F is a great hide tanning kit. I have used this on all of the animals I have trapped or shot. Keep up the good work.

  • lndcronin posted at 11:02 am on Mon, Oct 15, 2012.

    lndcronin Posts: 1

    It is disgusting that you people have nothing better to do with your lives but go around killing animals tyhat only do what natural to them, the only reason you don't do it to people is becouse it is illegal. they are far better then you will ever be and karma will find you in the end, when you lose something you love remember that wolf that had a mate and think about it.

  • 4d woofers posted at 8:06 am on Mon, Oct 15, 2012.

    4d woofers Posts: 1

    RIP little black wolf and I am so very sorry about our human ignorance. Not all humans are the same as what you encounter.

  • budpg posted at 3:22 am on Mon, Oct 15, 2012.

    budpg Posts: 6

    here's a news flash for you- do you locals really think you are seen in a favorable light with most of the American public who view you wildlife haters as being somewhat unhinged? Just saying,,,,,After all- the issue isn't decimated game herds or depredation on cattle.. now is it. This is a cultural hatred for an animal that is viewed by the Ranching Industry as disposable. LOONS

  • budpg posted at 1:23 pm on Sun, Oct 14, 2012.

    budpg Posts: 6

    There are 25% more elk than the State needs. Wolves have killed maybe 70 cattle in th last two years......This is really not about wolves is it....Feeling a little "inadequate" perhaps?

  • budpg posted at 1:06 pm on Sun, Oct 14, 2012.

    budpg Posts: 6

    This really isn't about wolves now is it? What is all the rage all about? Calling a wild animal serial killers........You sound like idiots

  • bigheart posted at 12:56 pm on Sun, Oct 14, 2012.

    bigheart Posts: 1

    is this actually anything to brag about slaughtering defenceless animals as a sport i dont think so and as for they kill our elk etc we all have to eat each living breathing thing on this earth ,just imagine if cannibilism took over would there be an outcry then i sure hope not

  • budpg posted at 10:15 am on Sat, Oct 13, 2012.

    budpg Posts: 6

    Bernie- Respectfully, they are wild animals. Who are we as humans to criticize the way a wild animal kills their prey? That is- if we really are serious about co-existence with wolves. I get a kick out of bow hunters and other people that leave injured aninmals all over the place criticizing a wild animal who kills based on instinct. How come you do not know that

  • budpg posted at 10:12 am on Sat, Oct 13, 2012.

    budpg Posts: 6

    Mancuso said he wanted to help out the elk hunters. In parts of Wyoming they are so overun with elk the State FG said they are 25% over their population goal estimates....We don't want to let facts get in the way. Dogs just killed 44 sheep in Wyoming over the last week. Very little press. I wonder why the wolves weren't blamed? I have to shake my head reading the uneducated comments from a bunch of dimwit predator haters like Wyogirl......Wolves are serial killers? Because they are wired to kill in a way that offends you? The wolf that was shown on Mancuso's facebook page looks like a 6 month old pup......3 years old my a&. He killed a pup. What a man.

  • janetlcar posted at 9:45 am on Sat, Oct 13, 2012.

    janetlcar Posts: 1

    This article is very offensive to me, please don't glamorize the killing of these poor animals for your pleasure!

  • Leslie M posted at 9:20 pm on Fri, Oct 12, 2012.

    Leslie M Posts: 1

    Bernie, good arguments. Took real HUMAN thinking to come up with those.

    Being undomesticated natural predatory carnivores, they are
    killing machines that lack discreetness: Gee, kind of like HUMANS that hunt animals just to put their heads on a wall rather than for food?

    their population numbers must be controlled and regulated: Unlike controlling the numbers of HUMAN hunters that want to kill off wolves because they may interfere with the number of elk, deer and other vicious animals that are hunted for FUN every year. You want to control numbers to co-exist, how about controlling the human numbers of unregulated predators that kill with out remorse or NEED?

    And, yes, I am aware that many hunters do eat the meat from their kills, and no I am not one of the PETA hypocrites, I do eat meat, and I do not bash hunters for the true hunting, just the pointless kills, such as this.

    Oh, and for the comments about the breed not being domesticated? Well, read up, ALL canine breeds came from wolves.

  • ABIGAIL posted at 8:05 pm on Fri, Oct 12, 2012.

    ABIGAIL Posts: 1


  • Bernie posted at 3:53 am on Wed, Oct 10, 2012.

    Bernie Posts: 1

    Respectfully, I would like to share some information to those folks out there, that think wolves are innocent animals. Perhaps they conjure up emotions because they may remind us of the loyal family dog or maybe they are symbolic of or represent some deep, personal ideology. Wild and Free; minding their own business. That is where the problem is. Being undomesticated natural predatory carnivores, they are
    killing machines that lack discreetness! Now, that they live amoungst us again and
    we all are to peacefully co-exist, their population numbers must be controlled and regulated. Google, on line, for pictues of how and what they kill in Wy, Mt, & Idaho.
    It will sicken you and possibly change your opinion on how nice they are. Cheers.

  • Richie posted at 9:16 pm on Sat, Oct 6, 2012.

    Richie Posts: 1

    Congrats to you and anyone lucky enough give these vermin a dirt nap!!!

  • Old Bronc posted at 3:56 pm on Fri, Oct 5, 2012.

    Old Bronc Posts: 6

    Wow, what a challenging hunt. You sat there and a big dog wandered by, you shot and killed it and threw it away. AMAZING.

  • WYchick posted at 3:49 pm on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

    WYchick Posts: 1

    Congrats!! That wolf was a serial killer!!!

  • keelaj posted at 9:16 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

    keelaj Posts: 1

    Simple fact checking for this article would have shown that the 1st trophy wolf to be killed in the state of Wyoming was shot opening morning in the Sunlight area at 7:45 am. Tissue samples for DNA testing had already been taken by Game & Fish and the animal was delivered to the taxidermist in Powell prior to 3:30 pm. I was there- this is not hearsay. This is not to invalidate Mr. Mancuso's wolf kill, but quality reporting is essential.


    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Powell resident Keela Hopkin says her father shot an 83-pound female wolf in the Sunlight area at 7:45 a.m. on opening day, Oct. 1. Game and Fish harvest reports that day indicate a wolf was taken in wolf Hunt Area One (the Sunlight region), but gave no further details.
    Updated harvest reports for the various wolf hunting areas are available by calling the G&F harvest report hotline 1-800-264-1280. G&F is not releasing details of the wolf hunts, such as hunters' identities, or the precise location of kills.)

  • coe1986 posted at 8:00 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    coe1986 Posts: 5

    Congratulations ! GREAT JOB !!

  • Dave Buckles posted at 6:06 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    macktheknife Posts: 17

    Congratulations! has great home tanning kits. Lutan F kit leaves you with a great soft, subtle tan.

  • pkay41 posted at 4:29 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    pkay41 Posts: 4

    I'm not a member of PETA ( People eating tasty Animals), but why kill innocent animals, but don't agree with Capital Punishment ?