Gray wolves seem to be making a steady recovery in Eastern Washington . . .
The state says Washington’s wolf population grew by more than 30 percent last year and formed four new packs.
The annual survey by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife found at least 68 gray wolves in the state through Dec. 31, 2014. That was up from at least 52 wolves counted in 2013.
The state also found there are now 16 wolf packs and at least five successful breeding pairs.