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Missoula man says wolf hunter shot, killed pet malamute

A Missoula man is heartbroken and angry after a day of cross-country skiing with his malamute dogs near Lolo Pass turned into his worst nightmare Sunday afternoon.

Layne Spence was skiing with his three dogs on a quiet logging road in Lee Creek when, according to Spence, a rifle shot echoed through the air.

Then, Spence saw his 2-year-old brown and white dog, “Little Dave,” fall down with a shot to a leg.

About 15 yards away from him and his dogs, Spence saw a man in camouflage holding an assault weapon…

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Read the comments. The rabid defense offered for the hunter by some of the commenters is revealing.

This is a crime. I don’t just mean morally. If you know anything about this incident, or who the hunter may have been – please contact Crimestoppers at 406.721.4444.

It sometimes feels like hunters often just want to kill something – it appears in this individual’s case, he just didn’t care what.

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