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WDFW kills 4 members of OPT wolf pack due to cattle attacks

In a press release, WDFW Spokesperson Staci Lehman said investigations had shown the OPT pack was responsible for 29 depredation incidents.

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife killed four known remaining members of the OPT wolf pack Friday morning.

In a press release, WDFW Spokesperson Staci Lehman said investigations had shown the pack was responsible for 29 depredation incidents.

WDFW Director Kelly Susewind reauthorized the lethal removals on July 31 in response to the depredations of cattle on federal grazing lands in the Kettle River range of Ferry County.

Lehman said the OPT pack has been involved in 14 livestock depredations in the last 10 months, with nine in the last 30 days, and a total of 29 since Sept. 5, 2018.

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