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By Roger Harnack

State: Wolf killed calf near Pomeroy

Grouse Flats wolfpack believed responsible


Last updated 9/9/2019 at 5:52pm

POMEROY -- State officials confirmed today, Sept. 9, that a 450-pound calf in a private, fenced pasture was killed by a wolf on or about Aug. 30.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed there were "multiple wolf tracks along with evidence" that a wolf had killed the calf.

"In addition, location data from the collared wolf in the Grouse Flats pack showed at least one member of the pack in the vicinity during the approximate time the calf died," the agency reported.

According to Fish and Wildlife, the rancher has a range rider working five days a week, uses fox lights in pastures and removes sick and cattle from grazing areas.

This is the first known Grouse Flats wolf attack this year, officials said. In 2019, the pack attacked cattle July 8 and 22, and Dec. 11.

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Roger Harnack, Publisher

Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.

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