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From The Columbian and the Associated Press:

SALEM, Ore.  — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has told Gov. Jay Inslee it will try “previously unused tools” to protect cattle and avoid shooting wolves in the Kettle River Range, though it did not specify any new tactics.

The department responded to Inslee’s complaint that recurrent culling of wolves in the northeast Washington mountain range is unacceptable, the Capital Press reported.

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From Tribal Tribune:

NESPELEM – In January when the Colville Business Council voted unanimously to approve a Gray Wolf Management Plan on the Colville Reservation, wildlife managers had decided to wait on creating hunting regulations on the North Half of the Colville Reservation, according to CTFW director Randy Friedlander.

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From The Spokesman-Review:

ENDANGERED SPECIES — Wolves from two different packs — one already targeted for lethal removal — have been associated with new attacks on livestock, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports today.

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From AgInfo:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wolf coordinator, Donny Martorello says it’s a likely sign, not surprisingly, that wolves are expanding their range across the state …

 

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From The Independent:

The death of one calf has been confirmed as a wolf kill by WDFW officials and the scattered skeletal remains of a second calf was found but the cause was not determined on a grazing allotment in Ferry County. The carcasses were found on June 12 by a WDFW contract range rider who was patrolling the area which has a cluster of GPS points from a collared wolf from the Sherman Pack, a press release by the WDFW said.

Department officials said the bite lacerations and puncture wounds were consistent with a wolf kill or depredation. It was the first reported depredation of the year.

 

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