Wildlife Services authorized to kill only two uncollared wolves after pack kills 5 head of livestock-
The state of Oregon seems to be to be taking a reasonable, measured bit of action after that state’s only confirmed wolf pack killed a handful of livestock in the upper Wallowa Valley.
According to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, “The lethal action is aimed at killing wolves that are showing an interest in livestock, not wolves simply in the area, and will be limited to an area where three of the confirmed livestock kills are clustered. Under the terms of the authorization, the wolves can be killed a) only within three miles of three clustered locations with confirmed livestock losses by wolves and b) only on privately-owned pasture currently inhabited by livestock. ODFW’s authorization will be valid until June 11, 2010.”
If Idaho and Montana took this kind of approach, the wolf controversy would be much less.
ODFW authorizes lethal removal of wolves
Breeding pair to be protected
News Release from ODFW