I didn’t do it. It happened when I was out of the country. Someone shot and killed a gray wolf and left it across the road near a neighboring ranch.
The two-year old female from the Smackout Pack (a mountain area nearby) was found dead and died between Feb. 5 and Feb. 7. Wildlife managers from the WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife now seek the public’s help to identify the killer of the gray wolf which had been fitted with a radio collar to track its movements, and those of her two pack members.
WFDW is offering a reward with the help of three non–profit organizations (Conservation Northwest, Center for Biological Diversity, and The Humane Society of the U.S.) for up to $22,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction in the case. It Is a gross misdemeanor and punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $5,000.
When a neighbor was asked by a game warden a few days ago if she knew who did it. She responded, “Even IF I did, I wouldn’t tell you.”
In the country, folks might have use a portion of the SSS rule of thumb IF they had shot the wolf (Shoot/Shove/Shut Up). However, the ground here is still frozen many feet down and that wouldn’t have worked so it was left by the road for those who love wolves to see..
Those of us are now banned from walking the nearby roads or any mountain road in this forested area, due to the hazardous and life-threatening threat of being attacked by a wolf pack, we are NOT in favor of a law which permits protection of the wolf. It was once part of the law to shoot any threatening animal. Or, we could form a non-profit group and call it SSS to protect us who love to be out in the great outdoors without threat of being killed.
The wolf have come here to seek easy prey. They’ve killed most all the deer, many cats and who knows what else that’s moving, turkeys, chickens in a coop, lambs or new born, so will humans be next?