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Rancher, Environmentalists Make Tentative Pact on Wolves

posted Jan 15, 2016, 1:25 PM by chloe owens

9/4/15, by Don Jenkins, Capital Press

Rancher, environmentalists make tentative pact on wolves

A rancher whose wolf-imperiled sheep were a flash point between environmentalists and livestock producers las year may get support from conservation groups to return his flock to northeast Washington, a possible partnership that a state wildlife official called “amazing.”…The department outraged wolf advocates by responding to Dashiel’s losses in 2014 by killing the pack’s breeding female…After the meeting, Dashiell said he and the environmentalists were risking being criticized by their colleagues for collaborating. “That’s pretty gutsy of them. I don’t know what kind of blowback they’re going to get.  I don’t know what kind of blowback I’m going to get,” he said.