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Galena Pack Story Continued...

When two 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.

PHOTO: 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 that time.

 


Galena Story & Photos Continue...
The Galena Pack
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