Washington Wolf Killed After Judge Approves Lethal Action

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A wolf in Washington has been killed following multiple cattle deaths and a lawsuit that resulted in a judge blocking and then approving lethal removal.

Wildlife officials with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed that a GPS collared male member of the Togo wolf pack was killed after preying on livestock. The wolf was shot by a WDFW marksman fatally on Sept. 2 from a helicopter in Ferry County near the Canadian border.

The Togo pack has repeatedly preyed on cattle grazing U.S. Forest Service allotments in the past year. Since November there had been six attacks on livestock, three of them occurred in August during a 10 day period.<<<Read More>>>