Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investigators were called out to a dead calf, found in a large grassy private pasture Thursday morning in Wallowa County. The 350-pound, nine month old calf was found by a field hand early on the morning of October 8th. Investigators said the calf died less than 14 hours before ODFW responded.
Trauma, bite marks and tears to the muscles and flesh indicate Thursday’s incident was a wolf depredation. ODFW says there is no known pack in the Zumwalt Prairie area. Thursday’s attack marks the 15th confirmed depredation of the year in Oregon.
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