Supposed hunter reamed for bragging she ‘smoked’ a wolf pup, but mistakenly killed and skinned a husky

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A Montana woman who mistook a Siberian husky for a wolf is standing her ground after being blasted on social media for killing and skinning the animal.

Amber Barnes, or Amber Rose on social media, claims she encountered the animal while hunting for black bear in Flathead National Forest near Doris Creek, sixty miles south of Glacier National Park.

“I got the opportunity to take another predator wolf pup 2022 was a great feeling to text my man and say I just smoked a wolf pup #firstworld #onelesspredatorMT,” Barnes bragged on social media, sharing graphic photos of the skinned animal, according to reporting by the Daily Mail.

Barnes was lambasted by thousands of outraged social media users who called her “cruel” and “repulsive,” for mistaking the abandoned pet for a “hybrid wolf pup,” but the Montana native isn’t backing down.

“During this time, safety was my top priority this animal was growling howling and coming at me like it was going to eat me,” Barnes posted. “Yes I made a mistake because I did think it was a hybrid wolf pup but I was not aware of 19 dogs being dropped 11 miles into the wilderness, either way yes I would still have shot it because it was aggressive and coming directly for me!”

Police believe the husky was one of more than a dozen dogs abandoned in the Flathead National Forest by a breeder.

Local citizens informed the Flathead Sheriff’s Office of the abandonment after catching 11 dogs near Doris Creek. Animal control located several more and many tested positive for parvovirus, according to a Flathead Sheriff’s Office statement.

“During this investigation, we were advised through Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks that one of the dogs may have been shot,” the release said. “The person who is believed to have shot that dog has been identified. The case is under investigation.”

Barnes’ husband jumped to her defense, taking offense at comments posted by other hunters who said Barnes’ misidentification of the animal made all hunters look bad.

“Ya my girl friend was out hunting and shot a f *****g dog that was dumped out in the woods,” he wrote. “Mistakes happen big f***ing deal.”

Barnes maintains she did nothing wrong, having purchased a hunting tag prior to her trip just in case she ran into a wolf.

“It’s always important to be certain of the animal you’re going to harvest,” said Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Park’s communication and education division administrator Greg Lemon.

According to officials, they have not ruled out charges against Barnes.

“We are looking into that aspect of it but it’s not really clear what the outcome of that investigation will be,” Lemon said

Police are also searching for the dog’s owners.



Source
Las Vegas News Magazine

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