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Togo wolf pack to be targeted again

Gray wolves from the Carpenter Ridge Pack seen from above in northeast WA. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife / COURTESY)

The two remaining members of the Togo wolf pack will be killed by Washington wildlife officials.

On Friday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the decisions after members of the Togo pack repeatedly attacked and killed cattle.

Members of the pack have been credited with three depredations in the past 30 days and four in the past 10 months.

On July 24, a rancher shot a member of the pack as the wolf was attacking one of his cattle, according to WDFW.

The cattle depredations have occurred in the Kettle River range of Ferry County. Washington’s wolf population has continued to grow, despite state authorized killing. According to the most recent count a minimum of 126 wolves, 27 packs and 15 breeding pairs live in the state.