- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials say after fatally shooting seven wolves, efforts to kill a wolf pack in northeast Washington have ended.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday it will not pursue the remaining members of the Profanity Peak wolf pack.

KOMO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/eVwBwx ) the pack has an adult female and three juveniles remaining.

Agency Director Jim Unsworth lifted his order authorizing staff to take lethal action because most livestock are being moved off federal grazing allotments in the Colville National Forest.

But he says if the remaining wolves prey on livestock they will be killed.

Unsworth says the goal of the action was to stop predations on livestock for the near future.

As of Oct. 3, the agency had documented 15 dead or injured cattle, including 10 confirmed and five probable wolf depredations.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/

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