Sharp: Delisting Of Wolf Great News For Oregon Cattle Producers

In late October, the Interior Department announced plans to remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List, and turn management over to the states and tribal government. Tom Sharp President of the Oregon Cattlemen’s association attended last month’s announcement, and said this is good news for local producers for a variety of reasons. He […]

ODFW: Depredation Occurred In An Area Not Known For Wolves

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 […]

North Central Oregon Depredation Attributed to Heppner Pack

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investigators were called out to a dead 450 pound calf found in Morrow County Monday. The calf was found on a gravel road adjacent to a large timbered private pasture. Investigators said it appears the calf had been dead for less than 24 hours. The depredation, the 14th of […]

ODFW Called To Union County Depredation

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed another depredation in Union County. Investigators were called out to a Forest Service allotment on Tuesday where they found a dead seven-month old, 500 pound calf. A majority of the organs, and some tissue had been consumed, but the carcass otherwise was intact. ODFW said not […]

Inslee Directs State To Rework Wolf Rulemaking Process

On Friday, Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to initiate a new rulemaking process when it comes to wolf management. Last week’s letter comes following an appeal from the Center for Biological Diversity challenging WDFW’s current wolf management rules. CBD claims the state’s current rules fail to […]

ODFW Called To First Wolf Depredation of September, 12th Of The Year

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews were called to a wolf depredation outside of Klamath Falls Wednesday morning. When investigators arrived they found a 700 pound yearly steer dead in a 300 acre private land pasture. A majority of the organs and muscle tissue from the hindquarters had been consumed. Its estimated that the […]

ODFW: Pack Killed Sheep Guard Dog

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a guard dog was killed by a nearby back in Union County last weekend. Investigators were called out to a Forest Service grazing area, where the carcass of the 100 pound dog was discovered. ODFW estimates the dog was killed Friday or early Saturday morning. Investigators add […]

WDFW Removes Wedge Pack

Last week, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife killed the two known remaining members of the Wedge wolf pack. The Department confirmed the killing of the adult male and adult female Thursday. WDFW said the former Stevens County pack was responsible for 16 depredations, with the last one coming August 1st. WDFW added it […]

Susewind Calls For Removal Of Leadpoint Pack Members

Last week, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind authorized the lethal removal of one to two wolves from the Leadpoint pack in northern Stevens County. Thursday’s announcement came in response to repeated depredations of cattle on private grazing lands. Since August 7th, WDFW staff have conducted multiple depredations, leading to six livestock […]

Two More Depredations Wrap Up A Busy Month For ODFW

July turned out to be a very busy moth for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Investigators were called out to two spate depredations in the For Klamath area of southern Oregon Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, July 30th, crews were called to a depredation that occurred on private grass pasture in the Fort […]