In Washington, Annual Wolf Count Sets Policy for the Coming Year

From the Daily Chronicle in Washington state:

On a warm day in March, Ben Maletzke crouched beneath a gaggle of pine trees and examined a slight indentation in the shaded snow at his feet.

Maletzke, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s statewide wolf specialist, was in the Wedge Wolf pack’s territory north of Colville. At 1 a.m., he’d left his Cle Elum home and driven, with two snowmobiles in tow, the 4 1/2 hours across the state and parked in a dirt lot behind the U.S. Forest Service office.

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