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By Kylee Zabel
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Senate approves wolf-control bill


Senate Democrats attempted to limit the scope of a bill that would allow Washington State property owners to kill a wolf threatening owners’ livestock or pets by offering amendments during floor debate March 8.

The legislation passed 25 to 23 without those amendments and now moves onto the House for further consideration.

Four amendments were offered – three by Sen. Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas Island) and one by Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane) – that, in sum, would have required livestock owners to have a permit and cooperative wolf management action plan in place prior to seeking lethal management methods.

The amendments would also authorize the killing of wolves only on private lands and w...

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