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What to do if you encounter a wolf

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TWISP — It may not be long before people near here begin to encounter wolves.

Gray wolves recovered quickly in neighboring Idaho. In 1996, officials released 20 gray wolves in that state. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are at least 850 wolves and about 80 different packs in Idaho.

Scott Fitkin, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist in the Methow Valley, said he doesn't think wolves will come back quite as quickly here, because wolves…

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