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Alpha Male Wolf In Wedge Pack Killed, Ending State Hunt

posted Nov 15, 2012, 10:10 AM by chloe owens

9/27/12, Northwest News Network

Alpha Male Wolf In Wedge Pack Killed, Ending State Hunt

Washington wildlife managers say the hunt for a pack of grey wolves is over. A state marksman killed the alpha male of the pack Thursday in far northeast Washington. The department has killed a total of seven wolves from the Wedge Pack since August.

Wildlife managers believe the pack was responsible for killing or injuring at least 17 calves and cows in far northeastern Washington. Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson says the pack became dependent on livestock and would continue to attack them. But he says that didn’t make the decision any easier.

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