OLYMPIA — Wildlife advocates and ranchers — some wearing their hats — filled the room as members of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks discussed four bills Tuesday on wolves and the threat they can pose to livestock. Two of the bills would allow legalize the killing of wolves of cases where lifestock is threatened, the…More
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Three months after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife eliminated a pack of wolves that had been killing livestock in Stevens County, legislators filed three bills allowing farmers to protect their livestock from the predators. Livestock owners have been concerned about wolves since they began returning to the state from neighboring states in the mid-2000s. They hadn’t…More