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Tips sought in case of North Idaho wolf pups killing

Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologist Lacy Robinson pulls on gloves as she prepares to release a male wolf pup back to its den in the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River drainage on May 12, 2014, after collaring the pup and putting an ear tag on it. The agency said wolf pups were removed from a den in Kootenai County and killed in May 2016 and that the public’s help is needed in finding the poacher. (Becky Kramer / The Spokesman-Review)
Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologist Lacy Robinson pulls on gloves as she prepares to release a male wolf pup back to its den in the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River drainage on May 12, 2014, after collaring the pup and putting an ear tag on it. The agency said wolf pups were removed from a den in Kootenai County and killed in May 2016 and that the public’s help is needed in finding the poacher. (Becky Kramer / The Spokesman-Review)

Wolf pups were removed from a den in Kootenai County last month and killed, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which is asking for the public’s help to find the poacher.

The den was located about 15 miles from Coeur d’Alene, in the Sage Creek drainage. Agency officials collected evidence at the scene and said the poaching incident likely occurred during the week of May 16.

Wolves are managed as big game animals in Idaho. There was no open season for wolves in the area when the wolf pups were killed, officials said.

People who know about what occurred can call the Citizens Against Poaching Hotline at 1-800-632-5999.

Callers may remain anonymous. Rewards are available for anyone providing information that leads to criminal prosecution of the case.

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