Wolf From Washington State Killed in Montana


A wandering wolf from Washington was shot in Montana in September after killing sheep. The wolf had traveled about 700 miles in three months before it was killed. The Billings Gazette reports when federal Wildlife officers killed the 2-year-old male on Sept. 29 it was wearing a collar that had been placed on the animal in February by Washington Fish and Wildlife biologists north of Spokane. Ty Smucker with Montana Fish and Wildlife explained the wolf left its pack in June, turning east into Idaho, then north in Canada. It re-entered the United States on July 4 near Eureka, heading southeast and by late July.  The wolf was a member of the Huckleberry Pack which is located in Ferry County. It was killed after it was leaving a band of sheep that it had been chasing and feeding on.