Washington: State probes 4 wolf deaths in Stevens County

From the Associated Press and The Columbian in Washington:

SPOKANE (AP) — A poaching investigation has been launched after two Stevens County deputies stumbled upon four dead wolves in northeast Washington while on snowmobile patrol near the Canadian border on Feb. 8, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said.

Some environmental groups contend the animals were poisoned, although they haven’t offered any evidence to support that allegation.

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