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Wolves kill calf south of Asotin

Washington wolf packs and their territories, updated in March 2016. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Washington wolf packs and their territories, updated in March 2016. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Wolves recently killed a 4-day-old calf in Asotin County, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed today.

"The department’s investigation determined that the calf was killed by one or more wolves yesterday (April 18) in a 90-acre fenced calving area on the livestock producer’s property about 10 miles southwest of Asotin, within the eastern portion of the Tucannon Pack territory," said Donny Martorello, the agency's wolf program leader.

"Department staff are working with the producer to expand conflict prevention measures and are notifying other livestock producers in the area.

"The producer whose calf was attacked has a range rider checking cattle daily and maintains sanitation by burying carcasses."



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