This is an update for the Togo pack following the lethal removal authorization by WDFW Director Kelly Susewind on June 13.
On June 13, 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 private grazing lands in Ferry County under the guidance of the state's Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and the lethal removal provisions of the department's wolf-livestock interaction protocol.
WDFW lethally removed a yearling female wolf on June 14 and an adult male wolf on June 17 from the Togo pack territory. With the removal of two wolves, the lethal removal authorization is now expired.
WDFW documented six depredation events (four within the last 30 days) resulting in two dead and four injured calves since August 17, 2021 attributed to the Togo pack. WDFW has not documented any additional wolf depredations in the Togo pack territory since June 11.
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.
2022 Togo pack updates
WDFW will provide a final report on this and any other lethal removal actions during 2022 in the Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2022 Annual Report, which will be published during spring 2023.
A summary of all documented depredation activity within the past 10 months is included in every monthly wolf update.