Wolves kill livestock in Washington

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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 since September 2016.

The Smackout pack is one of 20 wolf packs documented in Washington since 2016, according to WDFW. When first identified the pack was estimated to have eight wolves, and has since produced an unknown number of pups.<<<Read More>>>