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Fish and Wildlife adopts emergency wolf kill rule

 


The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously adopted an emergency rule April 26 to allow property owners to kill a wolf that is in the act of attacking livestock or a pet. Reps. Charles Ross and Norm Johnson said they were pleased the Commission held a special meeting to adopt the rule, since legislation to address the threat of wolves did not move forward in the 2013 session.

The new rule requires a property owner who kills a wolf in the act of killing livestock or a domestic animal to:

• Report the incident within 24 hours;

• Surrender the wolf carcass to the Department of Fish and Wildlife; and,

• Provide access to the property where the wolf was killed so the case ca...



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