Terry Leroy Fowler age 55 was finally ordered to pay and $8,000 fine and court costs stemming from the illegal poaching of 3 Wolves back in 2016. A plea agreement was reached On January 25, 2018. A 364 day jail sentence was suspended, but Fowler will be required to spend 30 days under home electronic monitoring. Should have locked him up for awhile.
Police began investigating the case in February 2016 while looking into the mortality of a Wolf in the area. This investigation led them to Fowler's property. A search warrant was obtained for his cabin which showed evidence of wolf trapping.
Wolves are listed as endangered throughout Washington by the state and in the western two-thirds of the state under federal law.
Still under investigation are 2 other Wolf poaching cases in northeast Washington. One involved the killing of a radio collared female in Ferry County. Her carcass was found on December 5, 2017. The other case was a female Wolf found dead by hunters on November 12, 2017. Anyone who might have relevant information about these cases to contact WDFW at 877-933-9847 or 360-902-2936.