SEATTLE — Wildlife officials in Washington state have confirmed wild deer are suffering from an animal disease on the San Juan Islands after several residents reported dozens of strange deer deaths over the past few
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
The pack was responsible for four dead and 19 injured head of cattle since May.
One of the largest poaching cases in state history results in the first prison sentence for first-degree unlawful hunting of big game since the charge became a ranked felony.
About three-quarters of the farmers said they experienced elk damage over a combined 5,182 farmland acres.
And for the first time the state documented a pack living west of the Cascade Range.
According to estimates, Washington has a minimum of 122 wolves. But a researcher says it’s possible the population of wolves is closer to 200 animals. And state wolf managers say Washington’s wolf population has grown,
The Department of Fish and Wildlife had announced that it would immediately begin efforts to kill members of the wolf pack who had been preying on cattle in Washington’s northeastern Ferry County, near the Canadian
According to the lawsuit, the state has authorized about 900 black bears to be killed since 2010 using bait, dogs and traps.
State to address damages after farmers deem the intrusion of elk on their private property to be illegal.