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WDFW director authorizes lethal action in Leadpoint wolf pack


Last updated 8/26/2020 at 8:42am

OLYMPIA – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind has authorized the incremental removal of wolves from the Leadpoint pack in northeast Washington in response to repeated depredations of cattle.

The Leadpoint pack has been involved in 11 depredation events since June 19, 2020. This is despite the use of proactive non-lethal deterrents by area livestock producers. Those deterrents include:

• Calving away from areas occupied by wolves,

• Choosing not to utilize a grazing allotment on public lands,

• Removing sick and injured livestock from the grazing...

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