Washington state bill would allow targeted wolf response on livestock losses

From Ag Daily:

Washington lawmakers have introduced a new bill allowing ranchers to shoot the first wolf that comes back to feed on killed livestock.

Senate Bill 5939 is co-sponsored by Republican state Sen. Keith Wagoner and Democratic state Sen. Kevin Van De Wege. The legislation allows for a three-year pilot initiative wherein individuals associated with the livestock, such as the owner, immediate family members, or specified employees, can monitor a site where a wolf has attacked the livestock.


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