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Washington State kills wolf, enters review period

In this July 15, 2013  photo, a yearling female gray wolf is set in the shade by Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologists so it can continue waking from the effect of tranquilizers after it was captured and fitted with ear tags and a GPS collar in Pend Oreille County in Washington state. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

On Saturday, shooters killed a member of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack. The legal killing was authorized by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife last week after members of the OPT pack repeatedly attacked cattle grazing on federal land.

WDFW is evaluating the pack. If OPT pack members attack cattle following Saturday’s lethal removal, WDFW may target more wolves from OPT.

Prior to Saturday’s killing, WDFW estimated the OPT pack to have nine wolves in the pack, including four pups.