The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s decision to kill all the wolves of the Profanity Peak Pack in Ferry County has earned national headlines, support from local ranchers and criticism from conservation agencies.
After wolf attacks by the Profanity Peak Pack on local cattle in July went above the threshold for lethal removal, state officials decided it was time to act. The pack roams around grazing lands between Republic and Kettle Falls.
There were six confirmed cattle kills by wolves and five others that were probable. In August, the state killed two females belonging to the pack and would continue lethally removing wolves if the attacks on cattle continued. More