Elk NetworkWashington Man Kills Wolf in Self-Defense

General | May 31, 2019

A man shot and killed a wolf that threatened him and his daughter while hiking in northeastern Washington. It happened near the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge in Stevens County.

“The wolf was running at them and they were concerned for their safety. You have the right to protect yourself,” Dan Rahn, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife captain, told the Northwest Sportsman.

The man and his daughter then left the scene, returned home and called authorities who confirmed the incident as self-defense.

(Photo source: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)