Cattlemen: Washington state’s plan would push wolf attacks to private land

From the Capital Press in the western United States:

If wolves drive cattle off public land, attacks on livestock will merely shift to private land, a cattlemen’s group told the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday, criticizing a plan put forward by the department’s staff.

A proposal to yield grazing allotments to wolves would set a dangerous precedent for other state and federal agencies, said Beau Henneman of the Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association.

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