Compensation to ranchers small part of Washington’s wolf budget

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Washington ranchers received $3,700 in compensation last year for livestock attacked by wolves, out of the $1.27 million the Department of Fish and Wildlife spent on wolves.

The department’s total spending, contained in a recently released report on wolf recovery, was in line with previous years. Wolf-related expenditures have topped $1 million a year since at least 2015, the year the department began disclosing the figure in annual reports.

The department also spent money to protect livestock and to cull two packs that were attacking cattle.

Ranchers are eligible for compensation for wolf attacks confirmed by the department.<<<Read More>>>