WDFW backtracks on shutting down wolf-tracking data

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Washington wildlife managers have canceled for now a plan to withhold the exact locations of radio-collared wolves from ranchers.

Fish and Wildlife had planned to switch off the GPS data this week in favor of a new system that more generally shows wolfpack movements. The department’s new director, Kelly Susewind, said he heard from producers concerned about the change, especially during summer grazing when livestock are most exposed to wolf attacks.

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