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October 8, 2014 at 6:28 AM

Ranchers at Colville meeting say wolves threaten livelihood

COLVILLE, Wash. — Angry sheep and cattle ranchers told Fish and Wildlife Department officials that wolf attacks threaten their livelihood.

More than 200 people packed a meeting Tuesday night in Colville on the department’s wolf management plan.

The department is trying to establish at least 15 breeding pairs of wolves across Washington. Most of the packs so far are in northeast corner of the state where attacks over the summer killed more than 30 sheep and a cow and calf.

Wildlife agents have killed some wolves to deter attacks in hope that wolves and ranchers can coexist.

More: As wolves return, so do tensions with ranchers

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