Payout for wolf and bear losses in Montana in 2008. Losses are trivial-
Some “large” claims are yet to be paid, but this certainly isn’t much — $22,000. Millions of middle income, individual Americans have seen their retirement decline that much this year. This year the tally includes payments for bears as well as wolves over the entire state.
State pays for livestock losses due to wolves, bears– By Jim Mann. The Daily Inter Lake
Although I don’t have the figures, “control” of wolves and bears in Montana consumed far more than $22,000.