Washington state considers protection of wolves

After 70 years of silence, the gray wolf's howl could be making a comeback in Eastern Washington.

The state Department of Fish & Wildlife Commission is reviewing a proposed conservation and management plan that could see wild gray wolves protected in the Evergreen State as early as next year.

A 17-member Wolf Working Group formed by Jeff Koenings, director of the state department, has spent more than a year developing a comprehensive plan that aims to return wolves to their habitat of 150 years ago before man virtually annihilated them

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