Washington still investigating wolf killings in Stevens County


The case of the poisoned wolves in Stevens County remains unsolved.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a news release Monday that it's still investigating the deaths of six wolves from the Wedge pack territory in Stevens County.

WDFW officers began the investigation in February 2022 after four wolves were found dead. Two more were later found, and a toxicology test found all six had ingested poison.

Staci Lehman, a WDFW spokesperson, said no new information had been found in the case, and that the agency issued the news release to bring it back to the public's attention.

WDFW said the investigation is still active, and the agency is encouraging people who might have information related to the killings to report it confidentially to the agency's poaching hotline at 877-933-9847. People can also text tips to 847411.

A handful of groups is offering a reward of $52,400 for information that leads to a conviction in the case.