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Montana: 'Wolf' Shot By Lolo Resident Was a Dog Hybrid

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- 1913 days ago -
"It looked very wolfy, but it was neutered." The landowner shot and killed the dog after seeing it eyeing his horses Sunday morning.


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roxy H (350)
Monday November 25, 2013, 6:30 am
Personal Note to this story: The man who shot this dog, was on face book Quoted as saying " even hybrid furs are worth at least $300.00 or more!" as long as they can gather them before the owners find out!

roxy H (350)
Monday November 25, 2013, 6:31 am
This photograph was posted on social media by Bill Scullion of Lolo, who shot a wolf-dog hybrid last weekend, believing it was a wolf.

LOLO – What appeared to be a white wolf threatening a Lolo resident’s horses on Sunday was really something else.

“It turned out to be a wolf-dog hybrid,” Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wolf biologist Liz Bradley said on Wednesday. “It looked very wolfy, but it was neutered.”

The landowner shot and killed the dog after seeing it eyeing his horses Sunday morning. Bradley said she also got reports from a resident in Florence of a similar animal chasing her house cat up a tree.

“It’s a concern if somebody is releasing hybrids in the area,” she said. “Sometimes they can be more troublesome than wolves. They come a lot closer to people and can be dangerous.”

Bradley said she hadn’t had any other wolf incidents reported near homes in the Missoula or Bitterroot valleys this fall.

However, hunters have killed 12 wolves in FWP Region 2 since the 2013 season started on Sept. 15. The kills have been in the Bitterroot, lower Clark Fork River drainage and in the Blackfoot River drainage.

Statewide, hunters have taken 36 wolves this season. That number should grow rapidly when general big-game season opens Saturday.

In past seasons, most wolves have been shot by deer and elk hunters who encounter them by chance. Wolf hunting in Montana requires a $19, over-the-counter license.

FWP updates wolf hunting results online daily at

Reporter Rob Chaney can be reached at 523-5382 or at

Nicole W (646)
Monday November 25, 2013, 6:33 am
tragic and unnecessary, ty Roxy

Connie O (45)
Monday November 25, 2013, 8:02 am
that sucks

Pat B (356)
Monday November 25, 2013, 8:12 am
What a POS to do this. So sad...Thanks, Roxy for this.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 25, 2013, 8:15 am
Pathetic as usual. RIP sweetie. Thx Roxy

Kathy g (48)
Monday November 25, 2013, 9:13 am
Just how many reasons do they need before they ban hunting? Surely anyone with an ounce of compassion can see that there is NO justifiable reason to hunt and every reason not to, (I appreciate that being armed for self defense in certain situations is perhaps a different matter though!)

. (0)
Monday November 25, 2013, 8:33 pm
I think he jumped the gun, so to speak, by not waiting to see if this animal really was a threat. He surely had every right to shoot it if it truly was threatening his horses, though. As pointed out, dog/wolf hybrids can be worse than wolves because they may have less fear of people. Anyone should be able to shoot a wolf attacking their livestock or pets. It can't be much fun to come home to pieces of your dog strewn around the yard.

Ondine J (134)
Monday November 25, 2013, 9:05 pm
What a stupid ignorant man., thanks for posting

. (7)
Monday November 25, 2013, 9:13 pm
Sadly noted, thanks Roxy.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday November 25, 2013, 10:34 pm
I say again, hunters and poachers, along with animal abusers, do not belong on earth - they need to be rounded up, taken to some island away from civilisation and left to rot there. They are evil, wicked abominations and cannot be called part of the human race.

. (0)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 1:16 am
𝖇𝖑𝖔𝖔𝖉𝖞 𝖇𝖎𝖑𝖑 𝖘𝖈𝖚𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖔𝖓 𝖞𝖔𝖚 𝖋𝖆𝖙 𝖋*𝖈𝖐 𝖘𝖎𝖈𝖐𝖔 𝖌𝖔 𝖘𝖍𝖔𝖔𝖙 𝖞𝖔𝖚𝖗 𝖋𝖆𝖒𝖎𝖑𝖞 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖘𝖊𝖊 𝖍𝖔𝖜 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖙 𝖋𝖊𝖊𝖑𝖘!!! 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖗𝖔𝖝𝖞!

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 1:33 am
Noted, thanks.

. (0)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 3:10 am
Vraiment triste, notée.

Danuta W (1251)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:56 am

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:55 am
I agree with you Ondine J.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 8:05 am
Sadly noted. TY Roxy
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