No wolves removed from Leadpoint pack since lethal removal authorization

No wolves removed from Leadpoint pack since lethal removal authorization

(PRESS RELEASE/WDFW)

This is a weekly update for the Leadpoint pack following the lethal removal authorization by WDFW Director Kelly Susewind on Aug. 13.

WDFW has not removed any wolves since the authorization; the lethal removal authorization is still in effect. On Aug. 13, WDFW Director Kelly Susewind authorized Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff to lethally remove one to two wolves from the Leadpoint pack territory in response to repeated depredations of cattle on private grazing lands in Stevens County under the guidance of the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and the lethal removal provisions of the department’s wolf-livestock interaction protocol.

WDFW confirmed an additional wolf depredation of an injured calf on Aug. 14 in the same private pasture as the previous depredations in the Leadpoint pack territory.