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 […]

Science and Scholarship Abused, and the Counter-Productive “Conservation” of Wolves in North America and Europe

By Dr. Valerius Geist – Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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 […]

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>>>

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 […]

Saving wolves by teaching fear: Parks Canada’s Bill Hunt explains shooting of wolf

Aggressive wolves are increasingly becoming a problem in parks across Canada, and Bill Hunt, a resource conservation manager for Banff National Park, argues this is largely due to visitors leaving food behind and failing to respect boundaries. Source: Saving wolves by teaching fear: Parks Canada’s Bill Hunt explains shooting of wolf – Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti […]

Uneasy Neighbors – Wolves and People

As many as a million wolves once ranged over almost all of North America north of Mexico City. By 1930, they were essentially gone from the Lower 48 due to trapping, poisoning and bounty hunting. With human help, the wolf population in the US has rebounded to at least 5,500 wolves in the lower 48; […]

Managing Wolves Is Managing People

In late March of 2016, news media in the US and UK ran a story about a pack of nine wolves killing 19 elk, mostly calves, in a herd near Bondurant, Wyoming, that were yarded in an area where they’re fed during the winter to help prevent starvation.. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160325-wolf-pack-kills-19-wolves-surplus-killing-wyoming/ Wolves are predators. Elk are a […]

Wolf Hunting Techniques/Depredation

Wolves chasing prey over cliffs .. 2 recent massacres in France bring this hunting technique to mind .. .. wild ungulates driven by wolves or cattle and sheep harassed until they break their electric fences and flee; pursued towards a cliff. * 70 cows chased by wolves .. 18 jump off a cliff http://www.francebleu.fr/infos/haute-savoie-deux-nouvelles-attaques-de-loup-1631721 * […]