Gray wolf pups. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)
PREDATORS — Idaho Fish and Game is asking for the public’s help in determining who is responsible for removing and killing young wolves from a den in North Idaho.
The incident occurred in Kootenai County, about 15 miles from Coeur d’Alene, in the Sage Creek drainage, says Phil Cooper, department spokesman. The incident likely occurred sometime during the week of May 16.
“Fish and Game manages wolves in Idaho as big game animals,” he said. “There was no open season for wolves in the area when the juvenile wolves were killed.”
Fish and Game officers collected evidence at the scene and are following leads.
Information about the incident can be called in to the Citizens Against Poaching Hotline, (800) 632-5999.
“Callers may remain anonymous,” he said. “A reward is available for anyone providing information that leads to criminal prosecution of the case.”