Gray Wolf Conservation And Management

Profanity Peak

 

State wildlife officials shot and killed two members of the Profanity Peak wolf pack from a helicopter Aug. 5, 2016 after a series of wolf attacks on cattle herds in Ferry County. Jim Unsworth, director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), authorized that action based on provisions of the state's Wolf Conservation and Management plan and a new protocol for lethal removal of gray wolves co-developed with department staff and WDFW's Wolf Advisory Group.

The wolf-removal operation is currently on-going. Staff reports on developments regarding the Profanity Peak wolf pack are posted on the wolfchronology of events site.

The Profanity Peak wolf pack was confirmed as a pack in 2014. Based on surveys in June 2016, the pack had a minimum of 11 members, up from seven estimated during the annual survey in December 2015 (See pages 58-59 in the state's Wolf Conservation and Management Plan for a description of a successful breeding pair).

 

Coutresy of: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_wolf/packs/7/