WDFW Investigating Another Poached Wolf

The Methow Valley News is reporting that WDFW is investigating another wolf poaching.

Very little information on the case is included in the paper’s story, which appeared online this morning, except a quote from WDFW Enforcement Division deputy chief Mike Cenci:

“We have been asked to investigate further poaching allegations… unrelated to the Okanogan case … We do have a wolf corpse, minus a hide. At this point I’m not willing to discuss which pack that animal may have come from,” Cenci said Tuesday (Feb. 15).

He declined to say when the department discovered the carcass.

The rest of the article talks about the investigation into the killing of two wolves back in late December 2008. Tom White of Twisp has allegedly admitted to killing one.

An article in the paper the week before also indicates that local wildlife biologists believe it is likely the alpha female from the Lookout Pack was shot. The animal and its collar went off the air last May.

More as the stories develop …

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