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By Jack Field
Executive Vice President Washington Cattlemens Association 

Setting wolf delisting record straight

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

I would like to set the record straight regarding my position on federal delisting of gray wolves in the lower 48 states. I have never said I was opposed to federal delisting of gray wolves in any forum. Mr. Christiansen's article last week misquoted and misrepresented my position and statements in regards to federal delisting of gray wolves.

At the field day I stated that federal delisting was essential for the Western two-thirds of Washington and Oregon. Until wolves are federally delisted, no problem wolves can be controlled. This means wolves can chronically kill livestock and pets, and no lethal measures can be used to stop them. I do believe Washington and Orego...

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