As summer grazing begins, Washington puts wolfpacks on shorter leash

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has a new written policy on responding to attacks on livestock by wolves.

Washington wildlife managers have issued a new wolf-control policy that calls for lethal removal sooner, but with the hope that quicker action will ultimately mean killing fewer wolves to deter packs from attacking livestock.

The policy also commits the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to initially shooting one or at most two wolves and pausing to see how a pack responds. In past cases, WDFW started with plans to shoot several wolves.

Source: As summer grazing begins, Washington puts wolfpacks on shorter leash – Livestock – Capital Press