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Landowner kills wolf chasing dogs in Little Belts


A rancher shot and killed an adult male wolf chasing his dogs shortly after sunrise May 2 on private land bordering the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest near the head of Little Otter Creek, northeast of Monarch in the Little Belt Mountains.

The wolf weighed about 100 pounds and was estimated at 2 to 3 years old.

The wolf was approximately 150 yards from the house when the landowner shot it. None of the dogs were injured.

Montana law allows a person to kill a wolf in the act of attacking or killing a domestic dog. No permit is required, and FWP must be notified within 72 hours of the t...

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