Compensation to ranchers small part of Washington’s wolf budget

Washington ranchers received $3,700 in compensation last year for livestock attacked by wolves, out of the $1.27 million the Department of Fish and Wildlife spent on wolves. The department’s total spending, contained in a recently released report on wolf recovery, was in line with previous years. Wolf-related expenditures have topped $1 million a year since […]

Bundestag committee debates wolves’ protected status in Germany

In the years since wolves returned to Germany, they’ve multiplied quickly — bringing headaches for farmers. MPs and experts agree that more should be done to protect livestock, but they’re split on the issue of hunting. In an effort to ease tensions between conservationists and livestock farmers, the German parliament’s Environment Committee debated the issue […]

Wolves attack calf on different pasture

A third Baker County rancher has had cattle attacked by wolves from the Pine Creek pack near Halfway. Biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) confirmed that wolves attacked a calf belonging to Barry and Shella DelCurto of Halfway early Wednesday. Barry DelCurto said he found the six-week-old, 150-pound calf Wednesday morning […]

Minnesota congressman’s effort de-list wolves stuck in Congress

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says he has the votes on the House floor to pass a bill removing federal protection for gray wolves across the Great Lakes region. He just can’t get the bill to the floor. His bill — with co-sponsors from both parties across the wolf range in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan — […]

Oregon wildlife officials kill wolves in effort to save cattle

SALEM — Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators. The killings have reignited a debate between the state, ranchers and environmentalists about how to manage wolves, which were hunted down for 100 years until they disappeared in 1947. Another […]

What to know about the growing wolf population debate in Germany

After over a century and a half of extinction, wolves are back in Germany and multiplying quickly. But who exactly is affected by this growth and does it pose a threat to humans? Creepy werewolves in the moonlight, Little Red Riding Hood and the big, bad wolf – it is easy to see that wolves […]

Horrific wolf attack in Chinese village leaves six people disfigured

Horrific wolf attack in Chinese village leaves six people disfigured and one missing an ear after pack of five ‘starving mad’ beasts surrounded small farming community Two seriously injured in attack by wolves driven mad by hunger One victim has ear torn clean off, while others suffer scratches to face Starving beasts attacked humans after […]

Oregon is home to 124 wolves, up 11 percent in annual report

Biologists in Oregon have counted 124 wolves in their annual tally, marking an 11 percent increase over last year’s numbers. The much-anticipated report also found a 38 percent increase in the number of breeding pairs in the state, where the species was once wiped out due to a bounty. The count also tallied 13 wolf […]

Oregon rancher approved to kill 2 wolves from pack that’s been attacking calves

*Staff Note* – Historically, taking out only a selected number of wolves from a pack that has insisted on livestock depredations, does little to stop continued attacks. Unfortunately, the entire packs need to be taken out. BAKER CITY — Oregon wildlife officials will allow a cattle rancher in remote northeastern Oregon to kill any two […]

Wolf Pack Kills in California

TAYLORSVILLE—A pack of wolves from the Lassen pack attacked a herd of cattle on a ranch near Taylorsville in Plumas County on April 1, fatally injuring a year old calf that was later put down after an investigation by authorities. According to a report from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, on the evening […]