The newly elected Republican was let off with a warning and was allowed to keep its skull and hide.
The Lassen Pack is now up to at least seven, according to state wildlife officials.
The only thing standing in the way of the GOP-backed measure becoming law is Donald Trump's signature.
Prior to 2011 there had been no gray wolves in California since the last one was killed in 1924.
Alaska Rep. Don Young, Opposing Protections for Lower 48 Wolves, Suggests They Might Cure 'Homeless Problem'
Alaska Rep. Don Young linked the U.S. homeless population to the wolf population in an outburst Thursday before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. After it became national news, with headlines quoting him as saying wolves would get rid of homeless people, he released a statement saying people may have "misunderstood my comments."
"The wolf population continues to grow and expand, and for the first time we've had wolf reproduction in southern Oregon
"It's something we train people for in hunter education classes but it's not a unique thing," he said. By Laura Zuckerman
What's wrong with Idaho? The state demanded from the federal government the opportunity to manage wolves within their borders and they are now completely blowing it. Instead of continued recovery, what we're seeing is no less than a war on wolves.
The Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, must look at the new scientific evidence that the Northeast Wolf Coalition has put forth and do her best to preserve and protect the gray wolf. The reality is that the wolf population in the Northeast has been completely eradicated.
Wolves are being persecuted in Idaho with the same kind of repulsive attitude that nearly drove them to extinction 100 years ago. Only now it's happening under the official state flag.