I made a brief note of this earlier, but the Missoulian did a full story on it.
The Ninemile Wolf Pack goes way back to 1990, well before the wolf reintroduction. This has happened before there. Of course, as time goes by people forget. Most years the Ninemile Pack kills a few livestock or pets. Every once and a while the government then kills a few of the pack.
Fortunately (from my view, anyway), NW Montana wolves are still classified as endangered and are not managed under the once-protective, now not-so-good 10j rule for the reintroduced wolves and their offspring.
Wolves attack dogs because they see (or maybe I should say “smell” dogs) as territory-trespassing wolves.
If a person is outside in the woods with a dog and he/she sees wolves following, they are interested in the dog, not them.
Wolf kills a yellow Labrador in the Ninemile Valley. By Kim Briggeman. Missoulian.