Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff shot and killed two wolf pups Sunday after approving a permit for ranchers to kill up to four wolves from the Lookout Mountain pack. The agency confirmed that staff in a helicopter killed two 3.5 month-old pups in Baker County. ODFW recently approved a rancher’s permit to kill up to four uncollared wolves, after the Lookout Mountain pack attacked five cows in the final two weeks of July.
According to ODFW’s Michelle Dennehy, killing the pups will reducing the pack’s food needs and it will also disrupt the pack’s behavior so they don’t associate livestock with an easy meal.
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