SDGFP has been systematically exterminating the cougar population that had been discouraging wolves from migrating into the state.
From the RCJ:
The gray wolf found dead Monday morning near Pine Ridge made a 400-mile journey from Yellowstone National Park to southwest South Dakota in less than two months, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wolf specialist said Tuesday. Mike Jimenez of Jackson, Wyo., said information received from the radio-transmitter collar on the wolf identified it as a 3- to 4-year-old male that was part of a wolf pack in the southeast part of Yellowstone. --Kevin Woster, Rapid City JournalDear Goddess.
US Fish and Wildlife Service: sue the Republican-owned South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks into the dustbin of history.