Federal Wildlife Agent Kills Predatory Wolf West of Kalispell

By Beacon Staff

KALISPELL (AP) – A federal wildlife agent killed a young male wolf west of Kalispell this week.

The animal was killed after the Hog Heaven Pack killed two domestic calves in the Brown’s Meadow area, about 15 miles southwest of Kalispell.

A wolf management specialist with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Kent Laudon, says control actions like the one Tuesday are taken to reduce the likelihood of further depredation.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks is the lead agency for wolf conservation and management in Montana.

USDA Wildlife Services is a cooperating federal agency. It investigates injured and dead livestock to determine the cause, and removes wolves at the direction of the state agency.

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