Wolves have been killing livestock in northeastern Washington, so ranchers have posed a solution to the ongoing issue: move the wolves to western Washington. Tuesday night at a meeting held by the Department of Fish and Wildlife in Colville, Wash., ranchers made their suggestion, which has been back by the Ferry County Commissioner Mike Blankenship.

Moving the wolves west would be costly, however. Both the federal and state governments would have to review the request, the Associated Press reported.

Restoration of the wolf population in the state has been an issue in recent years, but most of the want comes from the western part of the state. Ranchers in the northeastern part of the state have had at least 33 sheep either killed or injured and one cow and calf were killed.

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