Progressive Oregon governor to slash rural predator control program

The 27 wildlife specialists in the state respond to hundreds of service requests each year. Some calls stem from public safety concerns, others from property damage. They chase away, trap or kill animals in every corner of the state: from packrats in sheds, to skunks under porches, to cougars, coyotes or bears that threaten livestock or people. Andrew Theen Oregonian/Oregon […]

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California ranchers, farmers sue over unlawful, unscientific, endangered wolf listing

PLF, farmers, and ranchers challenge state’s ‘endangered’ listing of gray wolf Damien M. Schiff Pacific Legal Foundation So argues a lawsuit filed on January 31, 2017 by Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the California Farm Bureau Federation.  Filed in California Superior Court, the lawsuit challenges the commission’s listing of the gray wolf under the […]

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Glorification of wolves is unrealistic in real-world wildlife, livestock management

The blatant disregard for any life but the glorious wolf is what has produced  the lack of success this program is plagued with. The original poor wolf story in this series had a comment about wolves killing “the occasional cow” and blaming this on ranchers unwilling to try new techniques to protect their herds. Well, let’s see. The much vaunted […]

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Ranchers, wolf advocates unite to address livestock depredation

The meetings are only the latest effort at outreach to ranchers by the Wolf Center, which has set up a range rider program with volunteers to help livestock producers determine if there are wolves in the area. YREKA, Calif. — A wolf recovery group that has sought common ground with ranchers is hosting another series of workshops in Northern California […]

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Escalating wolf kills alarm Oregon cattlemen, wildlife biologists

‘If you had told me five years ago we would be dealing with these kinds of situations, I would have told you you’re nuts.’ — Tom Collom, ODFW biologist on rapidly increasing wolf numbers Wildlife biologists concerned about cattle killings FORT KLAMATH — Wildlife biologists regard the killing of four cattle in the Fort Klamath area as “unusual” and “disturbing,” but […]

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Wolves kill more calves on private land in Oregon

The Rogue Pack’s alpha male, OR-7, became well known when he dispersed from Northeast Oregon’s Imnaha pack in September 2011. He wandered across the state and into California, becoming the first wolf known to have entered that state since 1924.  Wolves, possibly from OR-7’s pack, kill two calves in S. Oregon Wolves killed and ate most of two calves and […]

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Washington wildlife officials struggling with wolf depredations

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife confirmed the Smackout pack had attacked a calf, the second confirmed depredation by that pack since Sept. 21. WDFW investigators also say the pack probably attacked another calf, but they were unable to confirm the depredation was by wolves. WDFW shoots another wolf; livestock depredations continue Washington wildlife managers on Thursday September 28, shot […]

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Washington wolf pack livestock attacks continue

Wolves attack two more calves in N.E. Washington Two more calves have been attacked in northeastern Washington, including one by the wolfpack targeted for elimination by wildlife managers, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday. WDFW investigators confirmed Tuesday that a calf had been injured by the Profanity Peak pack in Ferry County. Wildlife managers killed five adults […]

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