Rogue Pack Makes Early Livestock Kill-A 730 pound yearling steer was found dead in Bill Nicholson’s grass pasture making a total of 8 kills over the past three years on his ranch alone. According to the OFDW report “The premortem bite scrapes and muscle tissue trauma are clear signs of predator attack and the size, number, and location of the bite injuries are similar to injuries observed on other cattle attacked by wolves.”
ODFW officials are camping out on his property in an attempt to monitor and redirect the wolves. “I think you should have an opportunity to at least protect your livestock,” Nicholson said. The wolves are on federally protected land so its not an easy solution. ODFW makes the call on lethal removal if livestock owners want to be compensated for the loss. For complete article click here.
The laws need to change to better protects ranchers and their livestock. They should at least be able to protect their property against wolves when necessary.
What do you think about the whole situation?