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Washington ranchers indicted for wolf poaching

[large thumbnail url=”washington-ranchers-indicted-for-wolf-poaching” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”washington-ranchers-indicted-for-wolf-poaching” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”09″]┬áMembers of a Methow Valley ranching family have been charged in the killing of several endangered gray wolves and the attempt to illegally mail at least one of the pelts to Canada in a bloody box.

A federal grand jury Tuesday handed up a 12-count indictment that accuses Bill White and his son Tom White, of the Twisp area in Okanogan County, of poaching at least two wolves and then conspiring with Tom’s wife, Erin White, to smuggle one of the pelts to an acquaintance in Alberta. The men may have killed another three of the endangered species, according to the indictment.

Activists pushing to see wolf populations restored in Washington applauded the charges…

Read the entire article on seattletimes.nwsource.com: Methow Valley ranchers indicted in wolves’ deaths

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