ODFW Confirms Union County Depredation

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed a wolf depredation in Union County.  Investigators were called to private pasture land early Friday morning after an 11-month old steer was discovered.  ODFW said most of the internal organs and abdomen had been consumed but much of the carcass and hide were largely intact.  It’s estimated the steer was killed less than 24 hours prior to be being discovered.


The reporting party told ODFW they heard four wolves howling when the steer was found.  The depredation has been attributed to the Catherine Pack.



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