KETCHUM, Idaho -- A central Idaho wildlife official says a kill order has been issued for two adult wolves after a sheep rancher reported ewes were killed.

Jerome Hansen of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the wolves reported to have killed the ewes are from the Little Wood Pack near Carey.

Carey-area ranch owner John Peavey tells the Idaho Mountain Express he now has a dozen orphan lambs after the wolf attack last week.

Wildlife officials killed three wolves at the Flat Top Ranch property last year after they killed a calf.

Suzanne Stone of Defenders of Wildlife says the group and Peavey are looking at methods for nonlethal control that Peavey will try on the ranch.

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