California Wolf Attacks on Livestock Increase as Packs Grow

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Special to The Outdoor Wire:

SACRAMENTO, CA —The Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has set up a “wolf page” on their website to keep track of reported incidents involving wolves in California, and while they would like you to think they are uncommon, wolf attacks on livestock are climbing.

Of course, this website says nothing about all of the wild animals that wolves are killing throughout the state, and reports from all over western states where there are wolves, there are complaints of the lack of elk herds, and actual decimation of entire herds, so we know there are huge elk and deer losses here in California. Especially since the wolves are now having to prey on cattle.

One of the reported incidents of a dead calf led investigators to the scene where they actually found a wolf feeding on the carcass, and yet determined it had not been killed by wolves. The only known records of “native” wolves in California were a different species than the Canadian Gray wolf currently in the state, so these wolves are not “returning” to repopulate the state, but an invasive, non-native species.

On October 29, 2017, Fox News reported a “Wolf kills cow in California for the first time in more than 100 years.” Since that time, wolves have been killing cattle in northern California on almost a monthly basis, thanks to the listing of them as an “endangered species’, when in fact they are not.

Also, the listing is based on the wolf’s condition only in California rather than on the species status throughout its natural range, as it required, making the designation of “endangered” as erroneous and incorrect.

Here’s the most recent “Incident Reports” regarding reported depredation sent to the DFW from June 1, 2018 to Sept. 7, 2018, a total of nine (9), not all of which were determined to be by wolves:<<<Read More>>>