OREGON AUTHORIZES LETHAL REMOVAL OF FOUR HARL BUTTE WOLVES

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*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 the lethal removal of up to four wolves by ODFW staff or livestock producers affiliated with a local grazing association. Wolves have been linked to two more cases of depredation: a dead calf on Sept. 29 and an injured calf on Oct. 1, ODFW reports.<<<Read More>>>