State orders killing of wolves from 2 more packs

SPOKANE, WASH.  Wolves from two packs that have been preying on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state will be killed, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday morning. Hunters will kill members of the Smackout Pack in Stevens County and members of the Togo Pack in Ferry County, the agency said. […]

2018 Depredation Chart

Here is the data we’ve gathered so far this summer on cattle depredation.  I can name the owners of each kill except on the Grouse Flats and Teanaway events. The Smackout pack killed a replacement heifer on PRIVATE Ground this past weekend. ALL the smackout depredations this year are on PRIVATE Ground. The biologists (Beers, […]

Dr. V. Geist Speech: Big Game Forever Banquet and Wolf Symposium

Geist, Val, Grand Junction, Colorado August 11th 2018 Banquet and Wolf Symposium, Big Game Forever. Contact: 250-723-7436, kendulf@shaw.ca; kendulf@hotmail.com. Futility I am here to tell you why the wolf does not belong into settled landscapes. Wolves do unbelievable damage to wildlife, they do great damage to agriculture, they pose a real threat to public health […]

When cattle go missing in wolf territory, who should pay the price?

Before its adoption in 2011, some believed Oregon’s compensation program might be more successful than others in this regard. Oregon’s liberal-leaning urban areas expanded support for wolves’ re-entry, and legislators had years of data and experience to draw on from other Western states where wolves had returned earlier. The program required ranchers to implement nonlethal […]

An Open Letter About the Insanity of Wolf Protection Over Livelihoods

The Merciful Bullet By Len McIrvin, Partner Diamond M Ranch Laurier, WA 99146 As I looked into the dark, pain filled, pleading eyes of the calf lying on the ground in a dense thicket, many thoughts flashed through my mind. This had been a strong, healthy heifer calf (in human terms, she would have been […]

Three wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks

BOISE – Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services on Wednesday said it killed the wolves over several days earlier this month at the request of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game after confirming […]

As Oregon wolves rebound, tensions rise over livestock attacks

His is just one example of the conflict that’s arisen since Canis lupuswas reintroduced to the American west 20 years ago. As the animals have established territory in places they’ve been absent for a generation, the wolf has gained enemies as ranchers have lost cows and sheep. Industry groups have argued for killing wolves that target […]

100 sheep savaged in wolf attack in Gegharkunik province

Wolves are believed to have savaged about 100 sheep on Monday in Gegharkunik province of Armenia, in the mountains near Gavar town. According to the alert received by 911 emergency call, 40 of the sheep were injured, another 60 were killed as a result of the attack.<<<Read More>>>

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 […]

Wolves Kill 154 Cows In Just One Northwest Minnesota County