Jun. 16—An Idaho family’s dog is recovering soon after getting shot twice on Saturday by a camper who mistook her for a wolf.
Rob Kolb and his 16-yr-aged daughter, Piper, were backpacking at North Fork Lake in the Boulder Mountains with their Alaskan malamute, Suki, when the dog wandered to a close by campsite. A camper there believed Suki was a wolf and fired a few bullets from a handgun, putting the pet dog in the head and neck.
Now the Kolbs are urging outdoor recreators to brush up on their wildlife identification expertise and training caution with firearms — particularly as summer season recreation and tensions about wolves warmth up in Idaho.
Idaho family awoken by gunshots on backpacking trip
The Kolbs set out on their vacation on Friday. It was Piper’s initially time backpacking, and Rob experienced planned a journey to North Fork Lake, a distant location he