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Re: WDFW Lethally Removes Wolf From Wedge Pack in Stevens County
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 01:21:01 PM »
Oh they got one,  now we get to see if the others learned anything from it  :rolleyes:



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Re: WDFW Lethally Removes Wolf From Wedge Pack in Stevens County
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 01:36:26 PM »
Article says a NON BREEDING Female......what a Joke.

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Re: WDFW Lethally Removes Wolf From Wedge Pack in Stevens County
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 04:36:14 PM »
Article says a NON BREEDING Female......what a Joke.

ah, they shot a pup....that'll learn em

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Re: WDFW Lethally Removes Wolf From Wedge Pack in Stevens County
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 07:48:42 AM »
https://www.khq.com/news/washington-kills-1-member-of-wolf-pack-preying-on-cattle-in-stevens-county/article_92029e6b-e740-5851-9fa1-4f866378e526.html

Washington kills 1 member of wolf pack preying on cattle in Stevens County

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has killed one of the three members of an endangered wolf pack in the northeastern corner of the state, hoping that deters the pack from attacking more livestock.

The adult, non-breeding female member of the Wedge wolf pack was killed on Monday, reducing the pack to two known members.

The WDFW said this pack has repeatedly preyed on cattle on public and private grazing lands in Stevens County.

The killing came just four days after conservation groups petitioned Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee to order the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules that limit when the state can kill wolves for conflicts with livestock. No action has been taken yet on that petition.

The state since 2012 has killed more than 30 wolves.

Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind approved the removal of a wolf from the Wedge pack last week, after the agency staff confirmed five depredation incidents within the previous 30 days. Agency staff confirmed two additional depredations two days after the authorization.

The Wedge pack has been involved in 11 predation incidents resulting in three dead and 11 injured livestock since May 2020, the agency said.

The WDFW hopes that killing one wolf will change the pack's behavior.



Has anyone been keeping track of how many times they hoped that this will change the behavior.

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Re: WDFW Lethally Removes Wolf From Wedge Pack in Stevens County
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 10:27:05 AM »
Solid action of the part of the DFW.  :bash:
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Re: WDFW Lethally Removes Wolf From Wedge Pack in Stevens County
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 03:29:25 PM »
https://www.khq.com/news/washington-kills-1-member-of-wolf-pack-preying-on-cattle-in-stevens-county/article_92029e6b-e740-5851-9fa1-4f866378e526.html

Washington kills 1 member of wolf pack preying on cattle in Stevens County

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has killed one of the three members of an endangered wolf pack in the northeastern corner of the state, hoping that deters the pack from attacking more livestock.

The adult, non-breeding female member of the Wedge wolf pack was killed on Monday, reducing the pack to two known members.

The WDFW said this pack has repeatedly preyed on cattle on public and private grazing lands in Stevens County.

The killing came just four days after conservation groups petitioned Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee to order the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules that limit when the state can kill wolves for conflicts with livestock. No action has been taken yet on that petition.

The state since 2012 has killed more than 30 wolves.

Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind approved the removal of a wolf from the Wedge pack last week, after the agency staff confirmed five depredation incidents within the previous 30 days. Agency staff confirmed two additional depredations two days after the authorization.

The Wedge pack has been involved in 11 predation incidents resulting in three dead and 11 injured livestock since May 2020, the agency said.

The WDFW hopes that killing one wolf will change the pack's behavior.



Has anyone been keeping track of how many times they hoped that this will change the behavior.

Anytime WDFW is called on for wolf control over livestock predation, it only prolongs the slaughter.

Ever wonder why there are very few wolf predation on livestocks reported in the Okanogan? Because the Okanogan wolves end up being well behaved wolves....Fitkin suggested that years ago, probably the only time he's been right on wolves.

 


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