State wildlife officials confirm 8th wolf pack

  • Mon Jul 16th, 2012 10:20pm
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Associated Press

SPOKANE — Washington Fish and Wildlife officials say they’ve confirmed an eighth wolf pack in the state.

An adult wolf believed to be the pack’s alpha male and a pup were caught Monday in northwestern Stevens County near the Canadian border. The adult got a monitoring collar and the pup got an ear tag.

Wildlife officials say this is being called the “Wedge” pack, named for the wedge-shaped part of Stevens County between the Kettle River and the Columbia River.

Just last month, officials said the agency had confirmed a seventh Washington wolf pack, this one in southern Stevens County, north of the Spokane Indian Reservation. They’re calling that one the Huckleberry pack.