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State considers new rules for killing wolves

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OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday will consider making permanent an emergency rule that allows some pet and livestock owners to kill a wolf that is attacking their animals.

The new rule would apply only to animal owners in the eastern one-third of the state, where — due to successful recovery — the gray wolf is no longer protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.

In April, the Commission adopted the emergency rule after 10 state…

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