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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Washington kills 3 members of wolf pack preying on cattle

Gray wolves from the Carpenter Ridge Pack seen from above in northeast Washington. (Washington Department of Fish an / COURTESY)
Gray wolves from the Carpenter Ridge Pack seen from above in northeast Washington. (Washington Department of Fish an / COURTESY)
Associated Press

Washington officials killed three members of a wolf pack that are repeatedly preying on cattle in Ferry County.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday that since Aug. 6 it has killed one adult and two juvenile members of the Old Profanity Territory pack in the Kettle River Range.

This is the fourth time WDFW has authorized lethal removal of members of the pack in order to change its behavior.

The OPT pack has been involved in numerous livestock depredations in Ferry County in recent weeks. WDFW will continue to target OPT wolves.

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