Siskiyou County comments: Petition to List Gray Wolf under the California Endangered Species Act;
Wolf looking for love finds none in California The California Department of Fish and Game is to report to the commission during its Aug. 8-9 meeting in Ventura on whether protecting the wolf is warranted.
Supervisors decline to vote on ordinance to outlaw gray wolves in county ; Siskiyou supervisors asked to outlaw wolves; board takes no action on new proposal
Petition to List the Gray Wolf (Canus Lupis) as an Endangered Species Under the California Endangered Species Act; Enviros petition to protect wolf as endangered in California
Feds Plan to Strip Endangered Species Act Protection From Gray Wolves Across United States
DFG initial determination that petition to list under CA Endangered Species Act May be Warranted
Places for Wolves
Defenders of Wildlife page 22
Oregon/CA could support an estimated 1,450 wolves on 13,224 sq. mi of habitat - including most of Siskiyou County
"68 Mackenzie Valley wolves captured in Alberta, Canada were released in Yellowstone in January 1995 and January 1996 over the strong objections of the people who actually lived there farmers, ranchers, sheepherders, and other land owners and homeowners.
"Predictably, with few predators and lots of prey, the wolf population exploded, expanded into other states, and depleted deer, elk, caribou, moose and big horn sheep. "(Defend Rural America)
"Wolves carry several zoonotic parasitic diseases of world-wide concern. Although these diseases are frequently downplayed by the wildlife agencies and wolf introduction proponents, they can be very debilitating to humans and domestic animals. Some of these diseases can take ten years or more in your system before they begin producing symptoms, and a disease like human cystic hydatid disease can mimic other medical problems, and take even more years before finally becoming diagnosed and treated. Others have tremendous health and economic impact consequences for ranchers and farmers." (Trademark America)
"...In December the program issued its first lethal control order after a female wolf with a long track record of livestock depredations and human habitation was found circling a private home at regular intervals where small children were exposed to her close presence.... The remarkable thing about this control action is the fact that despite dozens of human safety encounters since the beginning of the program many of which involved their attraction to children, this was the first time the agency admitted lethal control was warranted for human safety reasons." (Wolf Crossing)
See attached webpage on the fraud behind Canadian wolf introduction in the U.S. West
Gray Wolves in CA (excerpts)
Although gray wolves formerly
2.2 Anecdotal Observations
Writings of early
Based on available information,
including known misidentifications, there is little credibility in many of these reports.
An example of such an account is found in an 1827 journal entry describing life near the
San Gabriel Mission (
Dixon (1916) described fruitless
efforts to obtain wolf specimens for the
2.3 Museum Specimens
DFG is aware of only two museum
verifiable specimens of naturally-occurring wolves from
The coyotes inhabiting these
montane habitats tend to be larger and have thicker fur than their lowland
conspecifics, and some taxonomists have recognized this larger race as the mountain coyote
latrans lestes). subspecies than wolves from
The available information
suggests that wolves were distributed widely in
Siskiyou County 2001 resolution regarding reintroduction of wolves
Warning - Most of these videos are graphic
Independent film documents impact
Why ranchers and pet/livestock owners oppose wolf protection, (graphic)
Wallowa, ORVideo (graphic)
Washington Wolf Info. (graphic video of calf attacked by wolves)
Three cows, two pregnant killed by wolves in Wallowa County over Thanksgiving (graphic video)
Wallowa County loses Annie a Riding and Pack Mule to Wolves (graphic video)
Fatal Wolf and Coyote Interaction this is how wolves kill other canines (video)
Crying Wolf (movie)
Yellowstone is Dead (video)
Big Game Forever (video)
Wallowa County Wolves (video)
Aspen Pack Necropsy (video graphic)
Catron Co. (Middle Fork) NM (graphic)
Sky Country Journal Video: Wolves in Paradise A War Report
Local Outfitter loses mule to wolf attack ODFW calls probable, USWS and WCSO confirm video
Wolves killing the young and healthy
The killing sport (video)
wolf depredation Video
Children encircled by Mexican gray wolves 2007 (video)
Horse named Six killed by Aspen pack (vido graphic)
Imnaha Pack Keeps Killing more Cattle (video)
Wolves blamed for killing livestock in foothills (video)
Ravalli County Commissioners Meeting (video wolf impacts on business)
Defend Rural America (audio interviews)
Life with Wolves
Oregon Wolf Education Organization
Oregon Cattlemen's Assoc.
People Against Wolves
Wolf Task Force (Trademark America - coordination)
Abundant Wildlife Society of North America
Gray Wolf News
New Mexico Federal Lands Council
Wolves Gone Wild
Oregonians for the Right to protect People, Pets and Livestock from Wolves
Montana Cattlemen's Assoc.
Montanans for Multiple Use
Oregon Wolf News
Trademark America Wolf Coordinating
Various Livestock Assoc.
than the loss of big game animals to wolves;
more than the loss of anything except human lives to wolves or the role of wolves as
vectors of diseases and infections that threaten the lives of humans, pets, livestock, and
other wildlife --- those last two sentences say it all about why wolves should NEVER
be a federal responsibility and why the first and foremost responsibility of state
government regarding wolves must always be to provide the sort of wolf presence, if any,
desired by LOCAL COMMUNITIES.
Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent,
Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in
Encounter Saturday, November 27, 2010
About 4:30 PM, I, Karen Calisterio, and my husband, Ed Calisterio, arrived home from Coeur dAlene to find our driveway too deep in snow to drive our car in without risking getting stuck. My husband decided not to take a chance and went to a friends house nearby (about 3-1/2 miles) to borrow his plow to clear the driveway. I was tired and wanted to go on home while he did this so I said I would just walk up to the house while he went to get the plow. Our driveway is about 1/3 mile long from mailbox to house. I had walked up our driveway before and had my snow boots on and a warm coat so figured I would be fine.
I was carrying my large canvas purse so checked the mailbox, put the mail in my purse and started up the driveway. I was about ¼ of the way up the driveway when I heard my phone ringing in my purse and tried digging for it but couldnt find it in time to answer it. From my call log on my phone that call came in at 4:33 PM. After standing there for a few minutes fumbling through my purse to find my phone, I saw it was a friend and figured Id just call them back when I got to the house as it was getting dark. I decided to put my phone in my pocket so I wouldnt have to dig for it again in case Ed needed to call me for any reason.
As I started up the driveway again, I saw, what I thought was 2 dogs at the crest of the driveway before it turned to go to the house. At first I thought it was my 2 dogs, but they seemed too big to be my dogs. I thought well maybe because Im looking uphill at them and its getting dark they just look bigger. However, they just stood there and didnt bark which I thought was odd behavior for them. They usually bark at everything. I called out to them but they didnt respond like my dogs normally do and they still didnt bark, but they started walking towards me. Then suddenly I saw 2 more coming with them and instantly said to myself, oh shit, I dont have 4 dogs, these are wolves.
I grabbed my phone out of my pocket and called my husband in a frantic and said, get back here fast, there are wolves in the driveway and theyre coming towards me. He said to keep my phone in my hand, dont panic and he was turning around to come back. This call was placed at 4:37 PM and lasted 27 seconds. For a second, I started to turn and run back down the driveway then thought, I dont think Im supposed to run. Then I started crying, saying to myself, I dont know what the hell Im supposed to do.
I turned back around so could keep watching the wolves and walked backwards as fast as I could. They kept coming towards me, but they didnt appear to be running. It was getting dark fast. At 4:39 I tried calling a neighbor but he didnt answer. At 4:40 my husband called back and said that while he was rushing to get back, he slid into a ditch and was stuck at the bottom of the mountain and had help coming and would be there as fast as he could get there and to stay calm. This call lasted 11 seconds.
The wolves then went into the bushes. I couldnt see them anymore and I couldnt tell where they went or what they were doing. At 4:41 he called me again to make sure I was still ok and I stayed on the phone with him for 30 seconds. My phone was nearly dead and I was trying to preserve all the battery I had. It seemed like an eternity and I was scared to death that the wolves had circled me in the surrounding bushes. I had a long wool coat on and remember thinking, I wonder if that would protect me from their sharp teeth. I prayed and I cried.
At that point I really thought I was going to be eaten alive. At 4:43 I finally reached another neighbor by phone who said shed be there as fast as she could get there. I stayed on the phone with her for 43 seconds. She came quickly and I could see her lights coming but it seemed like an eternity. I started moving as fast as I could to the end of the driveway hoping theyd be afraid to attack me if they heard her coming.
At 4:49 PM my husband called me back but it went straight to voicemail. At 4:53 I called my husband and told him that the neighbor had got their and that I was safe and that she had 4-wheel drive and was taking me to the house. He said that he was on his way up the hill with the friend who was bringing the plow but said hed have to go back down and get the car after they plowed the driveway and made sure I was ok.
As my neighbor was driving me up the driveway to the house we could see all the tracks in the headlights. You could clearly see how far they had advanced towards me before going into the bushes. When I got to the house I found my dogs to be under the house. It took quite a bit of coaxing to get them to come out.
When my husband and another friend got there, they plowed the driveway on their way up but said they saw the tracks going off to the side. My husband got his 4-wheel drive pick-up and went back down to pull the car out of the ditch and a neighbor drove my car home. It continued snowing.
We went down with a flashlight and guns and tried to see if we could tell where they went or where they came from but the snow had covered most of their tracks, there were tons of tracks going in all directions but not well defined, mostly indentations in the snow at this point since so it had continued snowing. I was hoping to be able to tell if when they went into the bushes had they circled me or had they taken off.
Our hayfield is a frequent wintering ground for area elk as it borders forest land. Just a few days before Thanksgiving, we had counted about 40 head of elk in the field next to our house at dusk. We also have a large pond on the lower side of our driveway where the deer and elk water. We think it was the elk herds in the area that may have drawn the wolf packs in.
was the most frightened I can ever remember being. I will never walk to my mailbox again.
If I breakdown I will never leave my car.
The Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put out press releases Thursday about the shooting Wednesday of an endangered Mexican gray wolf in New Mexico.
Those releases (here's the center's, and the service's is attached) deal with the issue of the shooting of the wolf, but they didn't get into the detail of what led to the shooting.
Crystal Diamond, who lives at Beaverhead Ranch
Collared Wolf at Beaverhead
Crystal Diamonds Encounter
Tuesday December 13, 2011
I returned home to Beaverhead after being gone for several days with my 2 young daughters, Cayden (age 3) and Reece (age 2). My husband was away from home and scheduled to return Thursday. On the drive back I had passed my father-in-law who informed me that a wolf had been sighted at our Beaverhead Headquarters earlier that morning in the horse corrals & harassing our peacocks. The wolf had been chased away.
Arriving at Beaverhead, I drove up to the main headquarters to speak with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) representatives already there. They stated that they were aware of the wolf sighting and would return in the morning.
I drove directly to my home, reversing my truck up to the front porch. I unloaded both of my children from their car seats and placed them on the front porch which runs the entire length of my house. I began unloading groceries and luggage from the bed of my truck walking in and out of the house with the front door wide open.
The dogs played rambunctiously around my vehicle and around the yard. I gave little attention to the commotion of the dogs and continued to unload my truck. My daughters were still outside when I walked back out my open front door to see my neighbor speeding up my driveway hollering out his window. He yelled for me to take the girls inside while pointing to the dogs who were roughhousing with a collared wolf no farther than 35 feet from my 2 year old daughter.
I grabbed my girls and ran inside slamming the door behind us. My neighbor asked for a rifle to haze the wolf and took off running in its direction. Within minutes I heard a gunshot. I waited about 15 minutes before locking the children in the house and walking up over the hillside to locate my neighbor. I was yelling for him as loud as I could.
Topping out over the hill approximately 100 yards from the house -I saw the wolf stopped and staring about 50 yards in front of me. Screaming, I ran as fast as I could back to the house. Apparently, as my neighbor ran up over the hill to haze the wolf she had circled back around, beating him back to the house. It was soon completely dark & we were unable to see any further than the glow of my porch lights. My neighbor instructed me to remain inside the house with my children and dogs and not to open the door at anytime during the night.
My overhead porch light, two motion lights, and a brightly lit holiday porch decoration were left on. Most of the inside lights were on, including our Christmas tree in the front window. Music played as the girls ran around the house up until bath time at 6:30 p.m.
I had just placed them in the tub and walked directly to the recliner in the living room just feet from the front window. I was on the telephone when I looked over my shoulder to see the wolf staring back at me . . . her nose pressed against the window pane. I jumped up and stepped away from the window. She remained at the window watching me for just the few seconds before I ran out of the living room into the bathroom where my children were.
I called my husband on his cell phone who at this time was on his way home. Throughout the evening my male border collie whimpered at the front door aggressively trying to get out. Both dogs paced the house on high alert all night.
At my husbands request, my neighbor returned to my house. He sat on my front porch with nothing but a blanket, camera, & gun in freezing temperatures until midnight when my husband returned home. At that time, they noted all the tracks on and around the front porch and attempted to preserve several tracks by placing bowls and cans over the prints. Preserving all the tracks would be impossible, as fresh snowfall began to cover the ground.
Wednesday December 14, 2011
Our neighbor returned to our house around 7:30am. Together with my husband, they went to take photographs of the wolf tracks theyd tried to preserve the night before. New wolf tracks in fresh snow were everywhere - all around the childrens play yard in the back of the house, leading up to and on the front porch, in the front yard, and in the driveway. Based of the location of tracks, they determined the wolf spent most of the night within 50 yards of the house.
Pressure from heavier-than-normal vehicle traffic and people on the ground, had pushed her as far as two miles from our house throughout the day.
Later that evening, the wolf was returning to our home and was put down by Wildlife Services. She was euthanized on private property 150 yards from my house. I was notified by Wildlife Service Officers that the wolf had been removed and would no longer pose a threat to me or my children. Words cannot express my overwhelming sense relief when I received the news.
My daughters and I had literally been held prisoner in our own home for over 24 hours. Its difficult to describe the terror of a predator so fearless and eager to get in my home. My responsibility as a mother is to keep my children safe at all times. For a period of time, that God- Given Right was stripped away. The thought of what might have been consumes my every thought.
Thank you to USFWS for resolving this issue in a quick and effective manner. Thanks for the swift action of Wildlife Services and the professionalism of their officers. And most of all, thank you to a neighbor who placed the safety of my children above his own. Without his watchful eye, the events of my story may have very easily had an unforgivably tragic ending
Wildlife Special Publication, ADF&G/DWC/WSP-2011-2
Lem Butler, Wildlife Biologist, ADF&G
Bruce Dale, Wildlife Biologist, ADF&G
Kimberlee Beckmen, Wildlife Veterinarian, ADF&G
Sean Farley, Wildlife Physiologist, ADF&G
DNA samples confirm wolves killed Southwest Alaska teacherDNA samples confirm wolves killed Southwest Alaska teacher At least two wolves chased down and killed a teacher who was jogging on a road last year (2010) outside a rural Alaska village, according to a report released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game final report on fatal wolf attack near Chignik Lake
(Part One of a series See more coverage in Special Sections-Wolves at the Door)
JOHN DAY -
"We are in the process
of sharing our wolves with the rest of the state," Wallowa County Extension agent
John Williams said at a Dec. 8 meeting in
The Grant County
Stockgrowers invited Williams and rancher Todd Nash to relate their experiences from
Williams noted that the
wolves that moved in from
Unfortunately, he added, "the wolves we're sharing, are wolves that have learned to kill livestock. And once they get a taste for it, that's what they want."
Williams updated the
progress of a couple of recent travelers. OR-7, a young male, recently roamed to Southern
Oregon and is believed to be settling near
He and Nash said
Williams said that in 2010
A couple of people at last week's meeting asked about lethal response, with one suggesting that a ".30-06 bullet is the answer." However, the speakers warned against an illegal "shoot, shovel and shut up" response.
"I don't want to hear
about citizens in the state of
Other ranchers suggested that with wolves here or on the way, the focus should be on finding a way to live with this new challenge.
What to do
Nash and Williams offered tips, urging the ranchers to:
Carry a camera to document any kills, suspicious injuries or tracks.
Take notes and keep records - of cow numbers, animal weights, locations, time spent checking cows, and any efforts to ward off wolves through nonlethal means.
Be alert for odd activity in the herd: nervous behavior, signs of stress, unusual patterns of movement.
Nash also said to watch for "tight-bagged" cows - a sign that its calf is missing. Traditional signs of predation - the presence of crows, magpies, eagles and other carrion feeders - also are clues.
If a cow or calf is found dead of a suspected wolf attack, follow certain protocols. Notify the sheriff, who will contact wildlife officials - either the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife or U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services. Cover the carcass to protect it from scavengers, who might destroy the signs of predation, and stay away from the site as much as possible to avoid contaminating the evidence.
Williams also urged county officials to get ready for wolf issues. Under a new law enacted by the legislature, counties that want to see compensation for their ranchers must set up a committee that includes one commissioner, two ranchers, two wolf reintroduction supporters, and two business people. The county needs to establish procedures to deal with wolf kill confirmation and compensation issues, he said.
What to expect
Williams noted an ongoing research project that is examining wolf-livestock interactions on six ranches in two states. The research is confirming many of the things "cowboys already know" about wolves, but documentation is important as the data will help guide decisions about wolf management, he said.
He and Nash shared some information about wolf behavior they've gleaned from research and personal experience.
Nash's first brush with wolf depredation was in May 2010, when he went out to check his cows in the pasture. He saw a tight-bagged cow and couldn't locate her calf. On a second trip to the field, he found remains of the calf.
He followed the protocol, calling Wallowa County Sheriff Fred Steen, who called in wildlife officials to investigate.
"It's important to set
it up as a crime scene," he said, urging that
Williams said wolf kills can be difficult to prove - sometimes the carcass is never found. In others, parts of the carcass or stripped bones may be left.
Wolves don't always discriminate between meat and hide, Nash said - "they'll eat it all."
The two men said a mark of wolf depredation may be the fierceness of the attack. A body may have legs missing or pulled out of the hip socket.
"Wolves have tremendous jaw strength - 650 pounds of jaw strength per square inch. A grizzly bear has 450 pounds," Nash said.
In some depredation cases, the cow survives - at least for a time. The worst scene so far for Nash was the discovery of an attack on an 8-year-old 1,450-pound heifer owned by a neighbor. The wolves "took the calf right out of her while she was still alive," Nash said.
The cow, downed and severely wounded, had to be shot.
Nash and Williams stressed that production losses go beyond the death of a cow or two. For ranchers, the most serious impacts may show in the temperament of the herd. With wolf presence, cows may become unmanageable, lose weight, abort their calves or suffer from respiratory distress, he said.
If the cows become aggressive toward cattle dogs, that's another tip-off that the problem is wolves.
All of these impacts are costly, but can also be hard to pin on wolves. That makes compensaton iffy, at best.
"The real big issue in compensation is that only one in eight animals (killed) ever gets found," said Williams. "And remember, losses are the smallest part of your costs in dealing with wolves."
Williams said people
The difference, he said, is
the way livestock attacks are handled in
"They track and kill that wolf and every wolf that's with it," he said. "They don't allow that transfer of let's kill livestock.'"
Not all wolves develop a
taste for livestock, he noted. He believes that as in
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently issued a kill order for two problem wolves from the Imnaha pack, but environmental groups obtained a stay from an appellate commissioner to stop the action. The Oregon Cattlemen's Association currently is considering a petition for reconsideration.
- Editorial: Wolves' return is trouble enough at nature's pace;
- Rancher, wolf battle escalates,
- Wandering wolf from Oregon May get special protection; Threatened species protection may be warranted for the gray wolf; Vote clears way for wolf status study; Gray wolf may join state endangered species list; California's Lone Gray Wolf Gets New Protections From The State; Siskiyou County comments: California Fish & Game Commission accepts Petition to list the Gray Wolf under the California Endangered Species Act; California Fish & Game Commission accepts "Candidate" Status for the Gray Wolf under California Endangered Species Act; Bid to call state's lone wolf endangered ; Notice of Receipt of Petition to List the Gray Wolf as EndangeredSiskiyou Wildlands Center and Brett Hartl the Gray wolf (Canis lupus) as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act. ; State fish and game commissioners consider listing grey wolves as endangered
- Twenty-four Conservation Groups Call on President Obama to Maintain Federal Protections for Wolves in Pacific Northwest
- Wolves cost taxpayers $1.5 million in attacks
- Petition against gray wolf
- State aims to kill elusive wolf pack
- Wolf kill target raised to 4 in NE Washington
- Wildlife Department slays wolf pack that feasted on local cattle after pressure by wealthy ranchers
- Gray wolves in California; an evaluation of historical information, current information, current conditions, potential natural recolonization and management implications,
- Wolf's recovery seen in livestock loss payouts
- Survey finds low tolerance for wolves in Montana
- Petition to the Calif. Fish and Game Commission by CBD / Center For Biological Diversity to list grey wolves as endangered in Calif
- Why ranchers and pet/livestock owners oppose wolf protection,
- Two more calves found dead in Washington wolf country,
- Washington Wolf Attacks Mount
- (Modoc) County aims to take tough stand against wolves,Wolf Delisting, Muley Crazy, posted to KBC 8/24/12. KBC: Earthjustice sued, and Judge Malloy "Made law instead of enforcing existing statutes." Wolf Delisting, the legal battle part 2, Lone wolf OR-7 returns to California, now in Butte County
- Feds decline to list Mexican gray wolves as separate subspecies, draw ire of conservationists
- Bill Mcirvin defends his ranch at wolf meeting
- Environmental groups react to delisting
- Yellowstone Wolves Hit by DiseaseOregon Cattlemen Wolf Committee
- Prelimary Estimates of Economic Losses to Ranchers due to Wolves
- Preliminary Estimates of Potential Economic Losses to Stock Growers due to the Presence of Wolves in North Eastern Oregon
- Grant County ranchers contemplate living with wolves
- Tehama comes out against wolf on endangered list
- Wolf Collateral Damage;
- Psychological Impact Study of wolf introduction;"The 'worst case' scenario, as reported by many of the individuals, especially parents interviewed, is clearly that of a wolf attack on a child. If such a tragedy were to occur, it is impossible to predict the full extent of the community's response. It seems likely, however, that the basic goal of reintroducing a wild population of wolves would be significantly jeopardized by the backlash that could develop. Great care needs to be exercised to ensure that an attack on a child does not occur since that potentially catastrophic event coulc precipitate a major crisis for the communities involved and could result in violence toward those perceived as responsible for the planning and promoting the reintroduction of wolves in the effected areas.
- State has spent more than $200K defending wolf lawsuit
- (Modoc) County aims to take tough stand against wolves,Tehama comes out against wolf on endangered list, Wolf Delisting, Wolf Delisting, the legal battle part 2,
- Rancher, wolf battle escalates,
- Two more calves found dead in Washington wolf countryWOLVES - Sustaining farmland no laughing matter,
- Two wolves collared in state aren't related to other Oregon wolves
- Ranchers see conspiracy in big elk herds
- Officers shoot, kill wolf that was stalking man, child and dog in Alberta park
- Wolf looking for love finds none in California The California Department of Fish and Game is to report to the commission during its Aug. 8-9 meeting in Ventura on whether protecting the wolf is warranted.
- Wolf pack attacks on dogs alarm Jasper park staff
- Court decision upholding legislative delisting of gray wolves will not be appealed
- Wolf case won't go to Supreme Court
- Wolfs attack on horses cut short
- Wolf Management
- (Modoc) County aims to take tough stand against wolf,
- Wolf study probes effects on cattle
- Wolves Terrorize Local Ranch
- Stand Up For Rural California
- Sierra County withdraws support for Mexican wolf reintroduction program
- Supervisors decline to vote on ordinance to outlaw gray wolves in county ;
- Independent film documents impact of wolves;
- Mountain Lions Have Killed 2 Wolves Since January
- Expert warns against wolf 'hysteria', 'sensationalism'
- Wild wolf OR7 back in California The wild gray wolf, who has captivated the world with his long-ranging search for a mate, crossed the border from Oregon on Sunday and remained in Siskiyou County as of [Thursday] morning. The wolf is in the same general vicinity where he originally crossed into California on Dec. 28, becoming the first wild wolf in the state in more than 90 years.
- Wolf Resolution - Adopted in Convention at Redmond, Oregon, this Fifth day of March, 2005, by members of Oregon Women for Agriculture.
- Living With Wolves: The Cost for Ranchers;Why ranchers and pet/livestock owners oppose wolf protection, (graphic) OR-7 is in California's Modoc County and doing well
- Wolf expert to speak in Yreka;
- Living With Wolves: The Cost for Ranchers
- Whats All The Hoopla Over Wolf Genetic Connectivity? The native male wolf (Canis lupus irremotus) of the Northern Rockies averaged around 90 to 95 pounds at maturity. The wolf that USFWS brought in as replacements was a noticeably larger wolf (Canis lupus occidentalis) from north-central Alberta, with mature males often topping 140 pounds, and some specimens reaching 150+ pounds. The native wolf, which residents of the region claimed still existed in small pockets in wilderness areas, generally roamed an area of about 100 square miles, hunting alone or in small groups of 4 or 5 at most. The Canadian gray wolves USFWS introduced to the region, back in their home range, typically hunted 300 or more square miles, with packs often numbering 20 or more.
- Lovelorn wolf back on the hunt in CaliforniaCanada - Wolves hunted after pet mauled to death
- California wolf trek shows importance of wilderness;
- US appeals court allows wolf hunts
- Idaho annual wolf report available online
- Wolf reintroduction suffers setback in Mexico, 4 out of 5 wolves dead from poisoning
- FWP aims to calm panic after Kalispell wolf sighting
- Wolves in Oregon: Bigger, badder than before?Wolf OR7 crossed back into Oregon March 1 Wolf OR7 Returns to Oregon
- Oregon ranchers could get tax credit for livestock killed by wolves
- Gray wolf back in Siskiyou County
- New wolf hunting tools for ranchers sparks debate
- Gray wolf sparks debate between hunters, advocates;"At some point people have to ask the rational question of whether the population should be unlimited or not," said Mark Stopher, the senior environmental policy adviser for the director of the California Department of Fish and Game. "We're of course a long ways from being in that situation in California, but we certainly have elements of every perspective ... from those who think wolves should be shot on sight to those who think we should move everybody out of Modoc County and make it a wolf sanctuary."
- Rancher claims wolf living in Shasta County killed his cattle
- Hope lives for wolf bills OR
- Male wolf OR-9 from Imnaha pack killed by Idaho hunter with expired tag
- Wolf on journey gets near California towns; reported five miles outside of Burney on Jan. 9
- Oregon ranchers declare war on wolves
- Ranchers fight back against wolves; Committees form in Central Oregon to deal with compensation
- Wandering wolf OR7 tracked in same area as California's last wild wolf, in 1924"
- Oregon Cattlemen's Association Pushing Wolf-killing Legislation - Measure Would Declare "Emergency" Conditions due to 29 Wolves in Oregon, Fast-track Killing of "Journey's" Pack
- Proximity is the problem. Mexican wolf encounters with children impacted on the rise.
- Western Montana wolf quotas still trailing as FWP considers hunt extension
- Wyoming Wolf Update Pinedale Online, December 2, 2011
- Stressing Flexibility, Addressing Hunter, Livestock Concerns, WA FWC Approves Wolf Plan Northwest Sportsman, December 3, 2011
- Wolves: When Ignorance Is Bliss
- Wolves kill mule east of Joseph
- James Foley Testimony; information
- Californians howl over wolf's arrivalWolf Worries
- Who's afraid of the lone gray wolf? Ranchers, families"
- Wolf Arrival Sparks Debate In Central Oregon Cattle that have survived wolf attacks become stressed, don't produce as many calves and come to behave aggressively toward people and other animals, Kash said. While there is a state program in the works to compensate ranchers for livestock killed by wolves, ranchers make their money by producing more calves. For this reason, the wolves may crimp their income even without killing any cattle.
- Wolves Kill First Livestock Of Year East Of Joseph
- Yellowstone National Park is dead.
- Will cry of the wolf return to California?;
- Wild wolf makes historic crossing into northern California;
- Wolf that crossed into Calif. likely photographed;
- Bee Asks: Wolves in California? Count on it;
- Ore. wolf hits Klamath County, 280 miles from home; wolf also located in Jackson County; According to federal data, wolves killed 4,588 cattle and sheep across the Northern Rockies from 1995 through 2010. "The California Department of Fish and Game, for more than a year, has quietly worked on a plan to prepare for the eventual return of wolves. It expects to release the plan in January...Any wolves that enter California would be considered federally endangered, Stopher said.";
- Wandering wolf inspires hope and dread;
- Balancing wolves and livestock in Oregon;
- Ravalli County commissioner to speak at wolf coordination meeting;
- Celebrity wolf OR-7 leaves big tracks, but keeps out of view near Crater Lake;
- On the trail of OR-7;
- Male wolf could remain in Oregon; no females, little food across California
- OR-7 newest Klamath resident ;
- Wolf report incites mixed reactions ;
- Wolves attack Oregon livestock ;
- Student's death confirmed as continent's first fatal wolf attack;
- Lone wolf knocking on Calif's door would be first;
- A lone wolf heralds the return of a mythic predator
- Protecting pets: Wolf killed after attacking family dogs near Hamilton
- Ranchers Protest Wolf Return
- Arizona Cattlemen's Assoc. Position Paper
- Results Please Few in Gray-Wolf Recovery
- 2 Arizonans Charged in Endangered Wolf's Death
- Wolf Introduction And "Fraudulent Science"
- Criminal Activities By Federal Bureaucrats Pertaining To Wolf Introduction/Protection
- Anatomy of a Wolf Attack
- Wolves Kill Prized Quarter Horse in Darby, Montana
- Wolf attacks on Montana livestock spike, stirring backlash
- Wolves kill more livestock in 2007 in Idaho
- Wolves Kill 120 Sheep Near Dillon
- Effects of Wolves and Other Predators on Farms in Wisconsin: Beyond Verified Losses May 2007 Pub-ER-658 2007
- Livestock Depredation by Wolves and the Ranching Economy In the Northwestern US
- Idaho Wolves a Problem and a Danger
- Idaho Wildlife Services Wolf Activity Report 2009
- The Kaibab Deer Incident: Myths, Lies, and Scientific Fraud
- Wolf Predation: More Bad News
- Large predators: them and us!
- Effects of Wolf Predation on North Central Idaho Elk Populations
- What They Didnt Tell You About Wolf Recovery
- The Need for the Management of Wolves
- Oregon ranchers: 'Now we live the stress of wolf attacks 24/7'
- Lone wolf crosses into California;
- Wolf's entry into Calif. major environmental step;
- After 85-year Absence, Wolves Return to California;
- OR-7 puts area ranchers on edge ;
- Sheep producer is angry 'the wolves win'
- Biologists: Lone gray wolf crosses from Oregon into Siskiyou County
- Government Wolves Terrorize NM Family
- Student's death confirmed as continent's first fatal wolf attack
- On November 8, 2005, our son, Kenton Joel Carnegie was attacked and killed by wolves
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