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COLVILLE, Wash. – Authorities say multiple wolves in northeast Washington have been poisoned this year.

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According to The Associated Press, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials have been investigating the deaths of six wolves in the Wedge pack territory that were found this year. WDFW said that the wolves were poisoned.

On Monday, the officials announced a reward – $51,000 – for tips that could lead to a conviction, according to the AP.

Four of the wolves were found dead on February 18 and two others were found dead in March, according to the AP.

Officials conducted toxicology tests on the wolves and the results came back saying that all six of the wolves died from ingesting poison, according to the AP.

Wolves in the Wedge pack territory have been intentionally killed off in the past, according to the AP, after they preyed on cattle but new packs have been slowly forming.

Anyone with information is asked to call WDFW confidentially on their poaching hotline at 877-933-9847 or text a tip to 847411.