December 17, 2018

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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