Washington Governor Jay Inslee is seeking changes in how the state deals with problem wolves, in an effort to reduce the number of gray wolves that are being killed.
The governor sent a letter to the Department of Fish and Wildlife on Monday saying that the state’s wolf management plan does not appear to be working in the Kettle River Range area of Ferry County. The state in recent years has killed some two dozen wolves that were preying on livestock in the area.
The actions have outraged wolf advocates who contend the state is repeatedly shooting the predators living in prime habitat.
Inslee asked the agency to devise a new management approach in the Kettle River Range and report back to him by December 1st. (AP)