Wolf management meeting Tuesday in Colville
COLVILLE, Wash. — State wildlife officials are likely to hear from angry ranchers at a meeting Tuesday in Colville to discuss wolf management.
The department says it will provide information about recent wolf attacks on sheep and cattle in northeast Washington.
The predation and the wolf-killings in response collide with plans to re-establish a population of wolves in the state.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed gray wolves from the federal list of endangered species in the eastern third of Washington in 2011. Wolves are still protected under state law, and the state set up a plan to respond to wolf attacks on livestock.