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Reward offered for wolf kill info

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The Capital Press reports that the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife and the nonprofit Conservation Northwest are offering up to $7,500 for information about a collared wolf that was killed in northern Stevens County.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the nonprofit organization Conservation Northwest are offering up to $7,500 for information about a collared wolf that was killed in northern Stevens County.

According to a Conservation Northwest press release, the organizations are seeking “anyone who can offer information leading to the conviction of the person or persons involved in the illegal killing of a female collared gray wolf.”

The wolf, a member of the Smackout Pack in northeast Washington, was found Feb. 9, according to Conservation Northwest. The death was determined to be the result of a gunshot wound.

Washington Fish and Wildlife Police are investigating the incident, but have not disclosed further details.

Three wolves in the Smackout Pack were captured and radio-collared in 2012, according to the release. Location data from the collars were used to guide conflict avoidance activities of a range rider funded by the department and Conservation Northwest. The collars are also used to trigger the wolf-scaring sounds and lights of radio-activated guard boxes placed near livestock grazing areas."

Any person with information should contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police at 1-877-933-9847, 509-892-1001, or reportpoaching@dfw.wa.gov

 

 

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