A different look at ranchers’ attitude toward wolves

Ranchers’ frustration has understandably grown as they’ve sustained increased loses from depredation and increased costs trying to prevent it.<<<Read More>>>

Raising Livestock in Areas With Wolves Won’t Be Easy

November 9, 2017 – By Noelle Cremers – Almost exactly six years ago, California had its first wolf visitor come into the state from Northeastern Oregon. Since OR-7 first entered California, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has identified two separate packs in Northern California—and each pack has either been suspected or confirmed of killing […]

Money for wolf issues

The Government will grant approximately NOK 27 million to municipalities within the designated wolf zones, to further the tagging of wolves and towards strengthening the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate’s efforts to combat conflict. – The purpose behind these actions is to reduce conflicts concerning wolves. This is especially important for people living within wolf territories and […]

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, […]

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 […]

Wolves and sheep don’t mix

In France, the country’s sheep farmers and shepherds are dealing with mounting losses from wolves – and unlike an Australian farmer, they can’t protect themselves with a gun or poison. To kill a wolf in France, even one in the middle of mauling sheep, is to earn a jail sentence. Last year, France’s 300-odd wolves […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wolf depredation on livestock creates cascade of costs, reactions

SPRINGERVILLE — An Apache County rancher has lost three calves and, as a result, two wolves have been removed from a wolf pack. The cascade of events following the confirmed depredations by the Diamond Pack, consisting of Mexican gray wolves, in Apache County in the days following the annual wolf population census, has begun. But […]