A Clear Case of Recreational Sport Killing of 40 Sheep One Wolf

BERLIN (AP) — More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, officials said Monday, adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get. Sheep farming official Anette Wohlfahrt told the German news agency dpa that a field in the southwestern community of […]

THE CANOVIS PROJECT: studying internal et external factors that may influence livestock guarding dogs’ efficiency against wolf predation. Preliminary results and discussion.

Abstract The wolf’s return to the Alps has led to dramatic changes in shepherding. Despite the extensive use of livestock guardian dogs (LGDs), depredation is increasing in some areas. In 2013, we began a research project on internal and external factors that can influence effectiveness of LGDs on pastoral units (PUs). We observed night-time interactions […]

Harmless or vicious hunter? The uneasy return of Europe’s wolves

To some it is a roe deer that eats meat: an adaptable animal capable of living peaceably alongside humans. To others it is a demonic killing machine that ruins farmers – and whose presence is a symbol of the city’s contempt for rural life. The wolf is on the rise in Europe. This winter it finally […]

140 Years Ago Wolves Still Ate People in Estonia

On a cold day, a tipsy drum player happened to come home in the dark in Tartu County. While on the road, he was attacked by a pack of wolves. Only some rags and bare bones were left of the poor man. The wolves’ hunger had been such that even the skin of the drum […]

Anderson: Wolves known to stalk hunter’s kill scene for an easy meal

Wolves likely can readily associate the sound of gunfire with an easy meal in the form of the gut pile that remains after hunters field-dress their quarry, says a wolf expert.<<<Read More>>>

“Alpha Male” Wolf Shot. Now What Happens?

Alpha male shot as wolves set up territory west of Helsinki “Wildlife authorities say that a new wolf pack has established a territory in Raseborg, but that its future is in doubt after the apparent shooting of its alpha male. Hunters had been issued with a special permit to shoot a young male.”<<<Read More>>> *Staff […]

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>>>

ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF LARGE CARNIVORE-LIVESTOCK CONFLICTS IN ROMANI

Effects of Wolves and Other Predators on Farms in Wisconsin: Beyond Verified Losses

The following was taken from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: