Report: 2 Wolves Killed In Northeast Washington; $20K Reward

UPDATED 11:15 A.M., DEC. 11, 2017 WITH ADDITIONAL REWARD

A pair of female wolves were killed in Northeast Washington last month, at least one of which was reported as shot.

The animals belonged to the Smackout and Dirty Shirt Packs which roam Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.

The news was first reported by KING 5 Saturday afternoon.

Both wolves were said to have been collared, and when one device quit working, investigators went to the scene and found a dead wolf.

The Smackout Pack was involved in several depredations this year, and in July, state wolf managers lethally removed two members.

A $10,000 reward for information on the November poaching is being offered by Conservation Northwest.

“We urge anyone with potential information to contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police at 1-877-933-9847 or wdfw.wa.gov/enforcement/reporting_violations.html,” said spokesman Chase Gunnell.

On Monday, Dec. 11, out-of-state wolf advocacy groups Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands kicked in another $10,000 in reward money.

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