- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Wolves have killed 14 sheep in Stevens County in northeast Washington.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1pxU4vS ) the state Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the Huckleberry Pack killed 12 sheep Monday and two more Tuesday just north of Blue Mountain and about two miles north of the Spokane Indian Reservation.

About 1,800 sheep are being grazed in the area under a lease with the Hancock Timber Company, which owns the land.

State wildlife officials are working with the operator to move the sheep to another grazing allotment.

Spokeswoman Madonna Luers in Spokane says agents with the sheep are prepared to drive off any wolves that might return.

The Huckleberry pack is believed to have at least six wolves.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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