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Cow-eating wolves shot and killed by sharpshooters

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Cow-eating wolves shot and killed by sharpshooters

A pack of wolves was eating so many cows that sharpshooters had to be flown in to take them out.

Washington State Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson said the decision to the kill the pack was the hardest decision he’s made professionally and personally.

“Going out there and killing wildlife is not what this agency is all about,” said Anderson.

But Anderson said he had no choice.

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  • Maluka

    People who live in the asphalt jungle do not understand what a predator like a pack of wolves can do to other animals. A pack can vary from 5-20 animals or more. That many wolves require a large amount of meat per week to feed the pack. The belief that wolves only kill the old or the weak is a myth. They must kill 2-4 times per week and require a full grown elk or another animal of like size. In addition they kill other predators to keep their hunting area to themselves. The coyotes of Yellowstone have been decimated. The elk count in Idaho and Montana has been reduced. The moose and cougars in Montana and parts of Wyoming suffer as well. The plan was to have a certain number of wolves in each area. But I guess the feds were unaware that wolves did not read the plans and also love to reproduce. We now have more than planned and they don’t stay in a particular area. The wolf is a problem and the problem is spreading. Do we have to wait until the start killing humans before we act?? The wolves have discovered that range cattle and sheep are easier than other animals to kill. Guess the wolves missed the part of the plan that said they will feed on old and weak animals only. Wolves can not read and the feds can think ahead.

    • char51

      in the concreat jungle they understand predators, there is as many there is out in the wild. and we dont even kill but a few of them. puting them, in jail so in a few years they get out isnt the answer.if you shoot one kind of preador they both kinds need done away with. with naturers hunter we keep them down so they dont become a big proublem. but we let the asphalt jungle has to many bleeding hearts. a pack is a pack if its bad it needs taken care of.

  • twoletters

    Another great government plan backfired. When are we going to realize the federal government can’t “manage” a single thing, never have and never will.
    Do like they do with bear here, when a certain number are taken they close the season.

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