Wolf Struck by Car in Condon

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – A wolf fitted with a GPS collar as part of a population survey was struck and killed by a car on Highway 83 near in Condon.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Ken Laudon says the female wolf was killed Tuesday. The wolf had pups that Laudon estimates are six or seven weeks old. He says he’s hoping they’re old enough to survive.

The gray and brown female wolf was captured last August in the Swan and fitted with one of 15 global positioning system collars used by a research arm of the University of Montana.

Officials say seven wolves in Montana’s northern recovery region were killed on Montana roads last year.