Billings, MT - 3 Nov 2006: Federal Agents Kill Wolf Suspected Of 120 Sheep Attacks

Federal agents on Thursday, 2 November, shot and killed a 106-pound male wolf pictured here. The wolf was believed to have killed as many as 120 sheep.

Livestock owners in the eastern Montana counties of Garfield, McCone and Dawson had suspected their losses were due to wolf predation, a controversial topic in Montana.

The head of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' wolf program, said that the agency was confident this was the wolf responsible, and considers the chapter closed.

The animal was a male about 4 years old and in good condition, with an unusual reddish color.

Read the complete story on the Billings Gazette web site.