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Profanity Peak Wolf Pack in State's Gun Sights After Rancher Turns out Cattle on Den

posted Nov 21, 2016, 12:05 PM by chloe owens

8/25/16, The Seattle Times

Profanity Peak wolf pack in state’s gun sights after rancher turns out cattle on den

For the second time in four years, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is exterminating a wolf pack to protect Len McIrvin’s cattle – this time, a WSU researcher says, after the rancher turned his animals out right on top of the Profanity Peak pack’s den…”This livestock operator elected to put his livestock directly on top of their den site; we have pictures of cows swamping it, I just want people to know,” Weilgus said in an interview Thursday…The allotment Wielgus monitors, and McIrvin grazes, is on public land in the Coleville National Forest. The cattle pushed out the wolves’ native prey of deer, and with a den full of young to feed, what came next was predictable, Wielgus said.