This is a weekly update for the Togo pack following the lethal removal authorization by WDFW Director Kelly Susewind on Aug. 26.
On Aug. 26, WDFW Director Kelly Susewind authorized Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff to lethally remove one to two wolves from the Togo pack territory in response to repeated depredations of cattle on public and private grazing lands in Ferry County under the guidance of the state's Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and the lethal removal provisions of WDFW's wolf-livestock interaction protocol.
WDFW did not remove any wolves since the authorization, but made attempts. WDFW has not documented any additional wolf depredations in the Togo pack territory since Aug. 17 and the lethal removal authorization expired Sept. 26, 2021.
If WDFW documents additional livestock depredations indicating a renewed pattern of depredation, WDFW may initiate another lethal removal action following the guidelines of the Wolf Plan and wolf-livestock interaction protocol.
2021 Togo pack updates
WDFW will provide a final report on this and any other lethal removal actions during 2021 in the Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2021 Annual Report, which will be published during spring 2022.
A summary of all documented depredation activity within the past 10 months is included in every monthly wolf update.