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Carlton rancher to get first wolf-kill compensation in Washington State

CARLTON — State and federal officials say a dead calf found near Carlton was likely killed by a wolf, and its owners will be the first in the state compensated for it.Bernard and Dianne Thurlow discovered the partially-eaten calf on his 3,000-acre ranch near Carlton on Saturday, May 19.

The Thurlows took photographs of the calf and notified the state Department of Fish and Wildlife two days later, said Wildlife’s Eastern Washington regional director Steve Pozzanghera.

He said the ranchers will be paid market value for the calf, which will likely be less than the $1,500 limit per cow that is not a confirmed wolf-kill, but a probable kill, under the state’s compensation plan…

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