Two meetings are planned on the Colville Indian Reservation to bring the public up to date on the wolf population in the area.
A meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, at the Nespelem Community Center, and a second meeting will be held June 4, at 6 p.m., at the Inchelium Center.
The meetings will be hosted by the Colville Confederated Tribes Wildlife Department with Carter Niemeyer as the special guest speaker.
Currently, tribal officials say, there are two wolf packs on the reservation. Packs generally number from five to 10 animals, a spokesperson stated.
Currently, four wolves have been collared and wildlife biologists are able to track their movements.
Several sightings have been reported, both on and off the reservation. At the meeting those attending will get current wolf updates, have their questions answered, and there will be a book signing and sales.
A hunting season for wolves was established late last year for specific areas, but hunters didn’t have any success in finding and killing the elusive animals.
A spokesperson on the reservation said wolves get a mixed review on the reservation.
Winners of a kids’ coloring contest will be announced at the meetings.
The event is free and the public is invited.