December 12, 2017

Wolf Incident With Hunter in Washington State

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Details are very sketchy at this time. One report from the Northwest Sportsman says that one female, uncollared, wolf was shot and killed in an area where wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act. This incident took place in northwestern Okanogan County, according to the report. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are investigating and at this point in time are very close lipped.

There is discussion taking place at the Hunting-Washington message board. One participant says the incident took place in Hart’s Pass. Rumors are flying everywhere. I cannot substantiate any of the claims.

It appears, from one “reliable” source, that the person who shot the wolf, was a hunter, and reported the incident to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The turned the investigation over to USFWS because of jurisdiction.

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  • GoldDust

    Over the same prey, same as here. Same as if a pack or loner wolf violates the territory of the pack in the area. They run off or kill the trespasser threatening their hunting ground. This is why there are more wolf hunter on human hunter conflicts that so far end up with an aggressive wolf getting dead. IDFG liked to keep these conflicts quiet. Looks like Washington will serve it’s hunters up to USFWS and federal prosecutors on a silver platter. Defend yourself and pay the penalty of extreme wolf cult hate and financial punishment for daring to harm a species on the “ESA” laughable document.