“Wolves kill dogs. It’s a simple fact that was overlooked in the wolf reintroduction scheme, but it’s become heartbreakingly too familiar to many ranchers, pet owners and hound hunters in the region. The environmental impact statement for the wolf reintroduction program had little to say about wolves preying on dogs, other than to note that it would be "a fairly uncommon event" and was expected to be "very infrequent." That’s no comfort for those who have such an experience.  Because it’s become an all-too-frequent event that wolves kill hunting dogs, each winter, press releases are issued by state management agencies like this one from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, issued Dec. 1, 2006:”  -- Cat Urbigkit