WDFW OKs Lethal Removal From Columbia County Pack

On Wednesday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind authorized permits for the removal of up to two wolves from Columbia County. The wolf pack in question is new and lives north of the Touchet pack territory and west of the Tucannon pack territory outside of the Tri-Cities. Susewind said this week’s action is in response to repeated depredations […]

ODFW Crews Called To Two Depredations In Klamath County

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews were called to a pair of depredations, within hours of each other in the southern part of the state last week. On the morning of Friday November 5th a ranch employee found a dead 350 pound weaned calf in private pastureland in the Bly area of Klamath County. […]

ODFW Oks The Killing Of Umatilla County Wolf

Late last week, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the authorization of lethal action against the OR30 pack. Since early June, the Umatilla base pack has depredated six times on private land pastures, resulting in the death or injury of five sheep and five calves. A previous removal permit for these wolves to […]

ODFW Called To Two Depredations Last Week

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews were called to a pair of depredations in opposite corners of the state last week. On Monday, October 18th, a livestock producer found an injured six month old calf on a large private forested pasture in the Horseshoe Ridge area of Umatilla County. The injured calf was examined. […]

ODFW Called To Three Depredations In Wallowa County Over The Weekend

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildfire crews were call to a trio of depredations in the Deer Creek area of Wallowa County over the weekend. It started Saturday morning, when a hunter came across a dead 700 pound calf (calf A) in a 15,000 acre forested private land allotment. Later that afternoon, another nine-month old […]

ODFW: 12 Ewes Killed In Union County Depredation

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews wrapped up a busy month of September to a call of a dozen dead ewes in the NE corner of the state. On Wednesday, September 29th, a sheep producer employee found three dead adult ewes in a private pastureland. Additional dead ewes were found Thursday, Friday and Monday […]

ODFW Removes Three From Lookout Mountain Pack

The Oregon Department of Fish And Wildlife announced Friday three wolves from the Lookout Mountain Pack were killed on private land. Investigators said the three were found near a dead calf with a depredation investigation ongoing. ODFW said initial indications point to another depredation by the Lookout Mountain pack, just four days after a confirmed […]

ODFW: Lookout Mountain Pack Responsible for 8th Depredation

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said the Lookout Mountain Pack is responsible for another Baker County depredation. On Thursday morning, investigators were called to the Lawrence Creek area where a 600 pound calf was found dead on private land within an over 2,800 acre mixed public/private land pasture. ODFW said the carcass was […]

Two Lookout Mountain Pack Pups Shot By ODFW

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 […]

Livestock Producers Applaud Legislation to Protect Against Predators

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council say they are pleased to see the House pass legislation designed to protect livestock from protected predators. The bill would compensate livestock producers who experience depredation by federally protected species and fund methods to reduce conflicts between humans and predators. In the Senate, Environment and […]