OREGON AUTHORIZES LETHAL REMOVAL OF FOUR HARL BUTTE WOLVES

*Staff Note* – Removing only selected members of a wolf pack will not stop livestock depredation. Oregon officials have authorized the lethal removal of more wolves from the Harl Butte pack due to continued depredation on livestock. Last week, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) approved a permit, which is valid through Oct. 31, 2017, that allows for […]

Lethal wolf take lands ODFW in hot water with both sides

*Staff Note* – Learned behavior with wolves is pack-wide not individual. When one member of a pack depredates on livestock, all members have or are learning the same behavior. Therefore, elimination of just one member of a pack will not stop the depredations on livestock. Fulfilling the predictions of ranchers and the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, […]

Some wolves may have become ‘habituated’ to eating cattle

Northeast Oregon cattle ranchers have called for two entire packs to be killed, saying the state’s “incremental” approach won’t deter voracious wolves.<<<Read More>>>

LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS REMAIN HELPLESS AGAINST GRAY WOLVES

Livestock producers in the Upper Midwest remain mostly helpless protecting their animals from gray wolf attacks. Miles Kuschel ranches in northeast Minnesota and says he talked to a producer from his area who recently lost a calf. “He was about five miles south of us, so it’s near and dear every day.” Earlier this month, a federal appeals […]

EUROPE’S WOLVES — THEY’RE BACK

On the evening of June 5, 2015, Romain Ferrand, then 16, was on his family’s cattle farm in the Maritime Alps in the south of France. Sitting outside, the young man suddenly heard a commotion erupt from the ordinarily tranquil mountain darkness: Cows mooed loudly in the distance, and the dogs began to bark and […]

Trust between state, ranchers elusive as wolves populate N. California

HAT CREEK, Calif. — More than five years after a gray wolf first set foot in California, trust between state wildlife managers and ranchers remains elusive. That much was certain at a workshop on wolf-livestock conflicts June 14, as state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were grilled by cattle producers who perceive the agency […]

Ranchers say wolf attacks resume in Washington state

“Two Washington cattlemen said Tuesday that wolves have resumed attacking cattle grazing in the northeast corner of the state, where depredations last summer led state wildlife managers to cull a wolfpack. Ferry County, Wash., rancher Arron Scotten said he found the remains of a calf Monday evening that had apparently been killed by wolves. He […]

Wolf attacks give cows ‘PTSD-like’ symptoms, study finds

“Cows whose herd comes under attack by wolves remember the experience and show symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, Oregon researchers say. That’s according to a study from Oregon State University and publicized Thursday. Reinaldo Cooke, an associate professor and animal scientist based in Burns, conducted the research, which appeared in the Journal of Animal Science […]

Report examines alternatives for controlling problem wolves

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An environmental assessment of proposals for managing human-wolf conflicts and wolf depredation on livestock in Minnesota recommends that federal officials continue using a combination of lethal and non-lethal methods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program released the 225-page report for public comment Thursday.<<<Read More>>>

Wolf attack: 30 sheep die

Nearly 30 sheep died after a wolf attacked them in Anakasugur village in Shahapur taluk of Yadgir district recently.<<<Read More>>>