Conservationists fail in push to tighten WA wolf killing rules

BY: - October 30, 2023

Washington fish and wildlife officials have declined a request from conservation groups to tighten restrictions around when wolves that attack livestock can be killed.  A petition the groups filed in September with the state Fish and Wildlife Commission described Washington’s system for dealing with wolf-livestock conflicts as “ineffective.” It asked the panel to reopen rulemaking […]

The latest clash over managing Washington’s wolves

BY: - September 20, 2023

Eleven conservation groups are asking Washington state to tighten its guidelines for when wolves that attack livestock can be killed. The groups are concerned too many wolves are dying needlessly under the current system. Their petition to Washington’s Fish and Wildlife Commission describes the existing standards the state uses to authorize lethal action against the […]

Washington looks to roll back wolf protections

BY: - May 18, 2023

For the first time in over 40 years, gray wolves in eastern Washington may soon lose some protections under state law that make it legally more difficult for people to kill them.  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced on Thursday it was seeking public input through Aug. 16 on relaxing the classification of […]