Reward for Informatino on Poached Wolf in Bitterroot Increased
By angelamontana

Posted: June 9, 2014

State wildlife officials continue to seek tips on the wolf that was shot and killed in the Burnt Fork area of the Bitterroot Valley on May 31, and now those that share information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a greater reward amount.

A private donation from Wolves of the Rockies bumped the reward amount from the original offering of up to $1,000 from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park’s TIP-MONT program to up to $3,500 for information that leads to a conviction in the case. Callers can remain anonymous and should phone 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).

The two year old male wolf was collared in Oregon in 2013 and had made its way through Idaho and the Big Hole Valley before prior to arriving in the Bitterroot earlier this month. The wolf was found shot near a road between Sawmill Saddle and Ambrose Saddle in upper Haacke Creek.

(Report by Montana FWP)