[Tweeters] Injured Wolf/Mostly Okanogan Co

amy schillinger schillingera at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 24 12:47:35 PST 2013


Someone may also want to pass this information on to Conservation NW. They may know of a way to better track the animal and, if the injury was indeed caused by humans, who to contact.

Cheers,
Amy Schillinger
Renton, WA

Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:46:38 -0800
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Injured Wolf/Mostly Okanogan Co
From: paul.bannick at gmail.com
To: diane_weinstein at msn.com
CC: tweeters at u.washington.edu

Can anyone tell me where in the Highlands this unfortunate animal was seen?
Thanks!

On Tuesday, December 24, 2013, Diane W wrote:








Stephan
Schlick reported:





“The personal highlight was seeing a total of 6 GRAY WOLVES at 2 different
locations in the Highlands today: A pack of 5 and a single, badly injured
animal. The injured wolf was missing a front leg (big wound) and could not use
one of his hind legs. If you know who I can contact to report details, please
let me know.”

Most likely the injuries were caused by humans and the leg was probably
caught in a steel jaw trap, which is illegal to use in Washington. I
responded directly to Stephan, but since we are the ones out there watching
wildlife, we should all be prepared to report crimes against wildlife.

According to the WDFW website http://wdfw.wa.gov/enforcement/reporting_violations.html
you can call, text, email, or report violations online. If the poaching
activity is in progress, call 911. Otherwise call 1-877-933-9847, text by
entering WDFWTIP (a space) and the Report and send to:
847411 (TIP411), email reportpoaching at dfw.wa.gov or report
online. According to the website, all reports are completely
anonymous.

Diane Weinstein
Issaquah





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206-940-7835


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