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Wolves kill calf in Asotin County

In this May 25, 2014 photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, a 100-pound adult male wolf is GPS radio-collared in the Mt. Emily Oregon Wildlife Management Unit in the Umatilla National Forest, Ore. A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could clip the predators' rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP) ORG XMIT: LA401 (AP)
In this May 25, 2014 photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, a 100-pound adult male wolf is GPS radio-collared in the Mt. Emily Oregon Wildlife Management Unit in the Umatilla National Forest, Ore. A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could clip the predators' rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP) ORG XMIT: LA401 (AP)

Wolves from the Grouse Flats pack killed a calf in Asotin County around July 8, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife statement.

The news, announced Friday, capped off a busy wolf news week. On Wednesday, WDFW authorized the lethal removal of members of the Old Profanity Territory pack after repeated cattle attacks.

According to the release WDFW staff found the calf on WDFW’s 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area south of Lewiston. A livestock producer has a license to graze there.

The injuries to the 400 to 450 pound animal were consistent with a wolf attack.

The Grouse Flats Pack was involved in three depredations in 2018.

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.

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