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Originally published Friday, September 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM

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Wash. to kill pack of at least 8 gray wolves

Washington state plans to kill a pack of at least eight gray wolves that have been attacking livestock in the northeast corner of the state.

The Associated Press

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YAKIMA, Wash. —

Washington state plans to kill a pack of at least eight gray wolves that have been attacking livestock in the northeast corner of the state.

The Wedge Pack is believed to have killed or injured at least 15 cattle from the Diamond M Herd, which grazes in a large area near the Canadian border.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says those attacks have become more frequent even though a non-breeding member of the pack was killed in early August, and wildlife specialists believe the pack has become dependent on cattle as a primary food source.

WDFW Director Phil Anderson said two teams were in the field Friday to try to kill the remaining members of the pack.

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