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WDFW considers killing Togo pack members after attack on calf

FILE - This April 18, 2008 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a grey wolf. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that a member or members of the Togo wolf pack attacked and injured a calf on Oct. 26. (Gary Kramer / AP)
FILE - This April 18, 2008 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a grey wolf. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that a member or members of the Togo wolf pack attacked and injured a calf on Oct. 26. (Gary Kramer / AP)

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that a member or members of the Togo wolf pack attacked and injured a calf on Oct. 26.

The Togo pack has been credited with six cattle depredations in the past six months. According to a news release, WDFW Director Kelly Susewind is considering next steps, which could include lethal removal.

WDFW’s lethal removal policy allows killing wolves if they prey on livestock three times in a 30-day period or four times in a 10-month period. That policy was developed in 2016 by WDFW and its 18-member Wolf Advisory Group, which represents the concerns of environmentalists, hunters and livestock ranchers.

Last week, WDFW ordered the killing of the remaining two members of the Old Profanity Territory pack.


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