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January 24, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Bills introduced to allow livestock owners to kill wolves

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…

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