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State Game Officials Disappointed with Deal in Wolf Killing

posted Jan 15, 2016, 1:41 PM by chloe owens

9/15/15, by Gene Johnson, Seattle Times

State game officials disappointed with deal in wolf killing

Conservationists and state game officials said Tuesday that [an Eastern Washington] prosecutor went too easy on the man who killed a protected gray wolf in Whitman County last October. He’ll pay $100 and forfeit his gun and scope for chasing the animal in his car for several miles, and then shot and killed the animal…”We expected more from the prosecutor’s office,” said Capt. Dan Rahn, of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police. “This was in a rural area, and the defendant basically chased the animal down with his vehicle, trying to keep up with it and shooting at it in various locations. It wasn’t threatening anything or anybody.”