SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Twisp man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill a protected gray wolf in north-central Washington and send its pelt to a friend in Canada in exchange for a moose killed there.
William D. White pleaded guilty Wednesday in Spokane to three federal charges, including conspiracy to take and transport an endangered species.
The Spokesman-Review reports that charges against the 62-year-old man’s son and daughter-in-law are still pending.
The case stemmed from a 2008 report of a suspicious package that appeared to be leaking blood and had been left with a private shipping company in Omak. The package was addressed to a resident in Alberta, Canada.
Police discovered the package contained a fresh wolf hide.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com