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By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Ranch employee kills wolf near Sprague Lake


Last updated 2/15/2019 at 1:12pm

A gray wolf was shot and killed in a "caught-in-the-act" incident on a northeastern Adams County ranch near Sprague Lake on Feb. 4, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

According to a WDFW report, a ranch employee was going to check on cattle when he noticed cattle running, and then saw three wolves chasing the cattle. Two of the wolves retreated when the employee yelled at the wolves, but the other wolf paused before continuing to chase after a cow. The employee then shot and killed the wolf from over 100 yards away.

Sprague Lake is located about 20 miles northeast...

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