Landowner kills wolf chasing dogs in Little Belts
May 10, 2019
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...