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Here we go: legislators chime in on eliminating wolf pack

Paul Frame, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife trapper, handles a 94-pound male gray wolf on July 16, 2012. The wolve had been trapped and trandquilized so a radio collar could be attached for monitoring its movements. The effort pegged the presense of the Wedge Pack, Washington's eighth confirmed wolf pack. (KING 5 News)
Paul Frame, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife trapper, handles a 94-pound male gray wolf on July 16, 2012. The wolve had been trapped and trandquilized so a radio collar could be attached for monitoring its movements. The effort pegged the presense of the Wedge Pack, Washington's eighth confirmed wolf pack. (KING 5 News)

ENDANGERED SPECIES — While state and federal officials have killed at least 74 wolves related to livestock attacks in Montana this year, killing wolves is new in Washington.

After six wolves in the cattle-attacking Wedge Pack were eliminated in northern Stevens County last week, Washington legislators are suddenly waking up to the issue that 's been simmering for years.

And, of course, the first comments are shrill.

See the NBC News report.

See the KING 5 TV News report.




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