Christmas Lights And Pitchforks: Terrified Russian Villagers Try To Keep Encroaching Wolves At Bay

MORINO/SERYODKA, Russia — Colorful Christmas lights festoon the streets of the remote Pskov Oblast village of Morino from October until May. The cheerful decorations look more than passing strange against the background of ramshackle wooden houses and unpaved streets, but they serve a purpose. Locals are convinced the bright and blinking decorations help keep the […]

Norway’s wolf cull pits sheep farmers against conservationists

Conservation groups worldwide were astonished to hear of the recent, unprecedented decision to destroy 70% of the Norway’s tiny and endangered population of 68 wolves, the biggest cull for almost a century. But not everyone in Norway is behind the plan. The wildlife protection group Predator Alliance Norway, for example, has campaign posters that talk of wolves […]

Have Doubts That Wolves Are Ravaging Idaho? Come See For Yourselves.

Reporters from McClatchy News Service in Sacramento, California, sure got duped in writing an Aug. 20 story about wolves in Idaho that showered the Statesman’s readers with misinformation. One of the biggest misrepresentations in the article was that USDA APHIS Wildlife Services killed 691,895 animals from 2015-2017. What the article neglected to say is that […]

2018 Depredation Chart

Here is the data we’ve gathered so far this summer on cattle depredation.  I can name the owners of each kill except on the Grouse Flats and Teanaway events. The Smackout pack killed a replacement heifer on PRIVATE Ground this past weekend. ALL the smackout depredations this year are on PRIVATE Ground. The biologists (Beers, […]

Guest Column: Wolf expansion has ranchers worried about their livelihoods

Recent decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to expand the number of Mexican wolves and the area the wolves are allowed to roam, has Greenlee County ranchers extremely worried. Wolves will now be allowed to roam freely across all of Greenlee County and about two-thirds of both Arizona and New Mexico. The Fish […]

Ranchers Face Wolves at the Gate

The Diamond M ranch sits on the Kettle River in northeast Washington State, close enough to the Canadian border that a well-thrown rock might hit a range-riding Mountie and cause an international incident. It is a frontiersman’s dream: acres of prairie surrounded by wooded areas with the pristine Kettle River flowing through the middle of […]

California Wolf Attacks on Livestock Increase as Packs Grow

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 […]

Wolves Continue Killing Cattle In Northwest Minnesota

Washington Wolf Killed After Judge Approves Lethal Action

A wolf in Washington has been killed following multiple cattle deaths and a lawsuit that resulted in a judge blocking and then approving lethal removal. Wildlife officials with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed that a GPS collared male member of the Togo wolf pack was killed after preying on livestock. The wolf […]

Togo wolf pack members kill another cow in northeast Washington

Members of the Togo wolf pack killed a cow in the Colville National Forest and injured another last week, according to state wildlife officials. The Togo pack is responsible for five depredations in the last 10 months, including two in November 2017 and one in May. On Wednesday Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were […]