Office of External Affairs
Mountain-Prairie Region

NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mountain-Prairie Region
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

March 25, 2011

Contact: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Great Falls, Mont., at 406-761-2286

Wolf Shot in Gallatin National Forest – Reward Offered

A wolf was found dead March 9, 2011, in the Eagle Creek drainage of the Gallatin National Forest. The wolf died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Killing a wolf is a violation of the Endangered Species Act, Title 16 United States Code 1538, Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 17.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency responsible for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, is investigating the wolf’s death. There is a reward of up to $2,500 is for information leading to the identification and prosecution of the person or persons involved in killing the wolf. If you have information regarding this case, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Great Falls, Montana at 406-761-2286.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.  The Service is a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for their scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service.  For more information on the Service’s work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

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