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Get your wolf questions answered: Experts from ID, MT, WA uniting for webcast

The gray wolf has been removed from endangered species lists in Montana and Idaho, but not Wyoming.  (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
The gray wolf has been removed from endangered species lists in Montana and Idaho, but not Wyoming. (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

PREDATORS — Big game managers from Washington, Idaho and Montana will discuss their experiences managing game animals in areas populated by wolves during a live webcast, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., on July 18.

View the event on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website  http://wdfw.wa.gov/ . A video of the webcast will remain on the website for later viewing.

Questions can be emailed in advance or during the presentations to july18event@dfw.wa.gov .

Montana and Idaho have been managing wolves longer than Washington and their experience can provide context to inform the department and citizens on how to confront the challenges that lie ahead for Washington, said Phil Anderson, WDFW director.

“This will give the public an opportunity to hear directly from those who have been involved in wolf management in other areas of the west,” he said.

Jon Rachel, Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s state wildlife manager, and Jim Williams, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ northwest wildlife program manager, will discuss the impacts wolves have had on deer, elk and other big game animals in their states. 

Successful big game hunting strategies in wolf country also will be presented.

Dave Ware, WDFW statewide game program manager, will describe the status of wolves and big game hunting in Washington.




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