Wolf Pack Receives Death Sentence


POSTED: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 2:39pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 2:40pm

Newly discovered Washington state pack will be killed after attacks on livestock.

A recently discovered wolf pack has received a death sentence from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Fish and Wildlife officials say they have regrettably decided they must destroy the pack and start over.

The so-called Wedge Pack has become too dependent on livestock, explained WDF&W Assistant Wildlife Director Nate Pamplin.

He noted that just this week two calves belonging to the Diamond M Ranch in northern Stevens County were confirmed wolf kills.

Pamplin said that makes a total of 17 dead or injured animals.

Experts say once a pack becomes dependent on livestock for food it is nearly impossible to force them to change that habit.

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