Wolves kill another calf in NE Oregon

State wildlife managers to kill two more wolves in an attempt to stop the attacks.

Capital Press

Published on August 16, 2017 12:15PM

Last changed on August 17, 2017 10:05AM

The carcass of a calf was found Aug. 16 in a private pasture rented by Todd Nash of Wallowa County, Ore. State Department of Fish and Wildlife officials will cull two more members of the Harl Butte Wolfpack in an effort to stop the attacks.

Courtesy of Todd Nash

The carcass of a calf was found Aug. 16 in a private pasture rented by Todd Nash of Wallowa County, Ore. State Department of Fish and Wildlife officials will cull two more members of the Harl Butte Wolfpack in an effort to stop the attacks.


Members of the Harl Butte wolfpack killed another calf Aug. 16 in northeast Oregon, prompting state Department of Fish and Wildlife managers to decide to remove two more wolves in an attempt to stop the depredations.

Wallowa County rancher Todd Nash said a calf was grazing on a private pasture he leases when the latest attack occurred.

He said the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investigated. Department officials said the attack was confirmed as a wolf kill and managers will shoot two more pack members.

The department shot two of the pack’s adult wolves after a series of attacks on cattle earlier this year.

Nash and other ranchers have called for the entire pack to be killed. He said the pack goes after cattle every day and has not changed its behavior.



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