Wolf News Roundup 6/4/2017
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
June 4, 2017
Reward up to $25K
Yellowstone National Park is now offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for shooting a wolf on the north side of the park, near Gardiner, Montana. National Park Service law enforcement believes the incident happened sometime between April 10 at 1 a.m. and April 11 at 2 p.m.
"Due to a tremendous desire by groups and individuals to donate for this reward, the park has established a Yellowstone Resource Rewards Fund through our charitable partner, Yellowstone Forever," said Superintendent Dan Wenk. "Up to $25,000 from this Fund will pay for the reward in this case if there is a conviction. Any money leftover will be held for future resource violation cases in the park."
Canada wolf killed
Parks Canada officials have killed a wolf in Pacific Rim National Park after the wolf demonstrated a lack of fear of humans and attacked two dogs, including a leashed dog over the weekend.
Washington state wildlife officials have approved new rules that allows for lethal take of wolves if there are three attacks on livestock within 30 days, or four depredations in ten months.
Ranchers and range riders are preparing for another season of grazing cattle among the wolf population in the Colville National Forest of northeastern Washington, with a June 1 turn-out date. Cattle grazing is currently targeted by anti-ranching interests which have filed a complaint with the Forest Service, asking for cattle grazing permits to be cancelled because of conflicts between wolves and cattle.
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