Justice for Wolf Killed in Kentucky

  • by: Nyack Clancy
  • target: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

On March 16th,  an endangered gray wolf was killed by hunter James Troyer near Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky. The hunter claimed he thought he was shooting a coyote, or a German Sheperd dog, because there have been no wolves in Kentucky for 150 years- wolves were hunted to extinction in Kentucky in the mid-1800s.

State and federal laws prohibit hunting of gray wolves, yet no charges have been filed against the hunter who shot the endangered gray wolf, because he claims he mistook it for a coyote. The animal was twice the size of a coyote, and a reponsible hunter would have fired into the air to scare it away, rather than kill it. There was also some question in the hunters mind that the animal could have been a German Sheperd dog- meaning- the hunter would have been intentionally killing someone's pet.

We ask that the hunter be charged with killing the endangered gray wolf, which is illegal in Kentucky. Crimes against wildlife are no less crimes, even if they do happen "accidentally".

SOURCE:http://blogs.courier-journal.com/watchdogearth/2013/08/15/yes-it-was-a-wolf-in-kentucky/

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Kevin Raymond
KY Div. of Forestry
129 Howell Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
WK: 270/766-5229
FAX: 270/766-5214
Email: kevin.raymond@ky.gov

On March 16th,  an endangered gray wolf was killed by hunter James Troyer near Munfordville in Hart County, Kentucky. The hunter claimed he thought he was shooting a coyote, or a German Sheperd dog, because there have been no wolves in Kentucky for 150 years- wolves were hunted to extinction in Kentucky in the mid-1800s.


State and federal laws prohibit hunting of gray wolves, yet no charges have been filed against the hunter who shot the endangered gray wolf, because he claims he mistook it for a coyote. The animal was twice the size of a coyote, and a reponsible hunter would have fired into the air to scare it away, rather than kill it. There was also some question in the hunters mind that the animal could have been a German Sheperd dog- meaning- the hunter would have been intentionally killing someone's pet.


We ask that the hunter be charged with killing the endangered gray wolf, which is illegal in Kentucky. Crimes against wildlife are no less crimes, even if they do happen "accidentally".


SOURCE:http://blogs.courier-journal.com/watchdogearth/2013/08/15/yes-it-was-a-wolf-in-kentucky/


Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Kevin Raymond
KY Div. of Forestry
129 Howell Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
WK: 270/766-5229
FAX: 270/766-5214
Email: kevin.raymond@ky.gov

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