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December 18, 2014 at 6:29 AM

More wolf kills reported in Whitman County; this time it’s commissioner’s sheep

The Spokesman-Review More sheep have been killed by a wolf or wolves in northwestern Whitman County since the county’s first attack in decades occurred on Dec. 9. On Sunday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials investigated three dead sheep where about 1,200 sheep are being pastured in stubble fields near the Spokane and Lincoln county borders. One…


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September 29, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Wolf attacks kill sheep, dogs in Northeast Oregon

The Associated Press PENDLETON, Ore. — Two recent wolf attacks have killed eight sheep and two livestock-protection dogs in Umatilla County. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the attacks took place Sept. 15 and 16 on public grazing land near Ruckle Junction north of La Grande. The Statesman Journal reports a GPS radio collar documented that…


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August 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Hunter hired by Washington state kills 1 wolf

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE — A wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to extinction in the early 1900s. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said hunters were back out Monday, and three more wolves…


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August 21, 2014 at 5:48 AM

Washington allowing sheep rancher to kill wolves

OLYMPIA (AP) — The state Fish and Wildlife Department has authorized a rancher to shoot wolves that approach his flock of sheep in Stevens County in Northeast Washington. The department said Wednesday that state wildlife agents also may kill wolves to help Dave Dashiell of Hunters as he tries to move his flock of 1,800 sheep…


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October 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Owner comes forward, claims Beacon Hill’s wandering sheep

The owner of a free-spirited sheep that Seattle police found wandering around Beacon Hill on Monday came forward and took him from the Seattle Animal Shelter today, according to the Seattle Police Department. The full-grown sheep’s long, curved horns first had police and shelter workers thinking a mountain goat had been roaming Seattle…


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April 18, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Goats, other critters and a shepherd in Shoreline

We’re used to seeing goats munching on grass, weeds, blackberry shrubs and the like to keep down unwanted growth around the area, but one city is going a step further by adding more critters to the menagerie. Llamas and sheep are being brought in to keep surface water facilities neat and clean in the city of Shoreline,…


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