Galena Pack Story
sheep were supposedly taken by a wolf in September, the order was given to
kill a Galena wolf. This would be the first lethal control order on the
Galena Pack. A Wildlife Services' (WS) agent set out in early October to
shoot a wolf.
October sky in the Sawtooth Valley on the day a Galena wolf was shot
and crippled by a government trapper.
Since WS has a close relationship with some landowners who run cows, often
WS goes through locked gates to carry out control actions. According to WS
in Boise, the agent was near Champion Creek, when he howled and a large
wolf and several pups came to investigate. He shot the adult wolf. But,
the wolf ran off and was never found.
Later on, a crippled
wolf, hobbling on its hind legs, was seen trying to keep up with the pack.
Was this maimed wolf shot by WS? There's no way to know for sure. But, it
seems likely, because there were only a few adult wolves in the pack at
Galena Story & Photos Continue...
The Galena Pack