An Alpha Female being killed by helicopter is bad…but it is not the problem here. The problem lies in immediately determining wolves were the cause, and proper care of the sheep herd not maintained. Responsibility goes both ways here…not just the wolves need to be culled, but the sheep herder needs to take all proper measures to ensure the herd’s safety.
Huckleberry Pack Pups – 2012/WDFW
September 10, 2014
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Huckleberry pack alpha female shot aerially by WDFW contract sharpshooter
On September 4th, WDFW posted a News Release under the Latest News link on their website wdfw.wa.gov) with this heading, Sheep moved from scene of wolf attacks. The release reads that rancher Dave Dashiell worked over the Labor Day weekend collecting his flock of 1800 sheep to eventually truck them, somewhat prematurely, to their winter pasture area.
This is good news for Stevens County Huckleberry wolf pack as it acts as a stay of execution after a WDFW contract sharpshooter from USDA Wildlife Services, shot dead the breeding female from a helicopter on August 23. The pack had been preying on Dashiell’s sheep with WDFW determining the need for lethal action. “If non-lethal tools fail, lethal actions can be taken. It is…
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