OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State wildlife managers have killed a female gray
wolf they say preyed on livestock in northeast Washington state.
and Wildlife officials said they shot the animal Tuesday following a
series of wolf attacks on a herd in Stevens County near the Canadian
Agency director Phil Anderson says the decision was
made after officials determined it wouldn't affect wolf recovery
objectives and after non-lethal efforts were used to protect livestock.
The wolf killed was part of the Wedge pack.
Officials are attempting this week to remove a second wolf in the area.
group Conservation Northwest on Tuesday questioned whether enough
non-lethal efforts were made to protect livestock from wolves.
wolves are endangered under state law but are no longer federally
protected in the eastern third of Washington. A state plan approved last
December allows the state to kill wolves that attack livestock.
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