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Twisp family indicted for killing Methow wolves

Wolf pups from the Methow Valley Lookout Pack were caught on a motion-activated camera in 2009. (Conservation Northwest)
Wolf pups from the Methow Valley Lookout Pack were caught on a motion-activated camera in 2009. (Conservation Northwest)

ENDANGERED SPECIES --A federal grand jury has indicted a Twisp, Wash., man for illegally killing two wolves near his property and trying to ship one of the pelts to Canada.

After Tom D. White shot the wolves, his father told a Canadian tanner that he had “a really big coyote” skin for processing, according to the indictment.

The indictment lists Tom White; his father, William D. White; and Tom White’s wife, Erin J. White, who is accused of using a false name to try to ship the package containing the wolf pelt to Alberta in December, 2008.

Read more from today's S-R story by Becky Kramer.

The Methow Valley News broke the story about the alleged killing of the Endangered Species Act-listed animals this morning.

Here's the story from the Seattle Times.

More deails and background recently was posted by Northwest Sportsman Magazine.



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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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