Numbers show it's time to de-list wolves statewide
April 14, 2022
The state wolf population saw a significant increase, growing by 16% in 2021 according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The number of packs grew to 23 from 29 in 2020, and the number of breeding pairs increased from 16 to 19.
The consistent growth of the wolf population is good news and is the result of hard work of staff, the Wolf Advisory Group and Northeast Washington ranchers, who have taken steps to reduce wolf attacks.
These good numbers contradict the rhetoric from some environmental groups and the governor about wolf populations.
In response to a 2020 letter from the...