Wolves kill livestock in Washington

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced recently that it will take lethal measures to reduce the number of animals in the Smackout wolf pack. WDFW determined that the pack was responsible for repeatedly preying on cattle in Stevens County in the Northeast part of the state, saying there have been four incidents […]

With cattle in Washington’s wolf country, ranchers work and worry

No one in Washington has borne the brunt of adjustment to the return of the wolf like the families here. Washington is home to a minimum 115 wolves in an estimated 20 packs. But 11 of those packs are bunched up here, overlapping grazing allotments in the Colville National Forest. As wolves once again raise […]

Ranchers say wolf attacks resume in Washington state

“Two Washington cattlemen said Tuesday that wolves have resumed attacking cattle grazing in the northeast corner of the state, where depredations last summer led state wildlife managers to cull a wolfpack. Ferry County, Wash., rancher Arron Scotten said he found the remains of a calf Monday evening that had apparently been killed by wolves. He […]

Rules allow faster action after wolf attacks in Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. – The state of Washington has issued new rules that allow the Department of Fish and Wildlife to move more quickly when a wolf pack begins preying on livestock. The state says the new rules are intended to reduce deaths among all the animals involved. However, the rules were criticized Friday by some […]

Toddler loses arm after attack from family’s ‘wolf hybrid’

Wolf Education International position of the perpetuation of wolf hybrids: It is the position of the majority members of Wolf Education International that the breeding, perpetuation and protection of hybrid, and/or canine mixtures, in the wild and under the claim of sustaining a wolf species or subspecies, is wrong scientifically as well as poses a […]

Study of wolves’ effects on other wildlife gets underway in eastern Washington

*Staff Note* – Some members of Wolf Education International are curious how the State of Washington and the University of Washington can honestly make a comparative study of how “the state’s wolf population is affecting other wildlife” since the growth of wolves into northeastern regions of the state, without first having conducted studies to determine […]

Some Washington wolves could be delisted

OLYMPIA, Washington – State Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda) is proposing the gray wolf be removed from the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission’s endangered species list in four counties that are along the Canadian border. The region in House Bill 1872 maps out to be the hardest hit by depredation by wolves. Kretz himself raises […]

WSU issues statement clarifying comments on wolf pack

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and the WSU College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources Sciences Wednesday issued the following statement regarding public statements made by Rob Wielgus, associate professor and director of the Large Carnivore Conservation Lab at WSU, related to the Profanity Peak wolf pack. Some of Wielgus’ statements in regard to […]

Washington State will Kill Rest of Profanity Wolf Pack

*Editor’s Note* – The linked-to article begins with the selection of words and terms that places the media company at fault for biased reporting. We recommend disregarding words such as, “exterminate” and all other descriptions used to influence opinion. Please focus on any facts about the wolves and wildlife management decisions. “It’s a disappointing day […]

Washington’s wolf population grew 32 percent in 2015

The wolf population in Washington is growing at a steady clip but its total numbers remain slightly smaller than those observed in Oregon. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported last week that the state is home to a minimum population of 90 wolves, 18 packs and eight breeding pairs. In 2015, Washington’s population grew by […]