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Peer Review - March 2010


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Methow - Lookout Pack Moves

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Okanogan Wolf Howling

Wolf Pair Confirmed


Road Killed Wolf

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Confirmed Wolf Killed Calf

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Ranchers Threatened


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Dealing With Wolf Predation

Montana Livestock Losses

Idaho 2009 Wolf Predation

Wolf Predation 1987-2008

Wolf Predation Candid Photos

Wolf Impact Wisconsin Farms

Wolf Depredation Management

Identify Livestock Depredation


Predator Prey Relationships

Wolf Predation Idaho Elk

Idaho Wolves Hurt Elk Numbers

Wolf Predation More Bad News

Predation On Sheep In Alaska

Cougars Killed By Wolves

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Journal Of Wildlife Disease

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Hydatid Health & Education

Hydatid Cyst Neuro-Surgery


Montana Senator Hinkle Letter

Letter to Environmental Council

Infectious Abortions Dairy Cows

Neospora Abortion Dairy Cattle


Human Habituated Wolves

Dr Geist Regarding Wolf Attack

Wolf Attacks On Humans

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Idaho & Montana Wolf Ruling

Great Lakes Wolf Ruling

Tosses Rule For Livestock Kills

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Suing Yourself? Tax Dollars

HSUS Accused Racketeering



Idaho Wildlife Services Release Statistics About Wolf Attacks

"Some wolf advocacy groups have pointed out that, in relative terms, only a very small proportion of livestock losses (<1% for cattle and <2.5% for sheep) nationwide are typically caused by wolves, and that other predators, such as coyotes, are responsible for many more livestock deaths than are wolves (Defenders of Wildlife 2007).


"By determining the average number of livestock killed per each individual predator on the landscape, and comparing these figures among the four species, it turns out that individual wolves in Idaho are about 170 times more likely to kill cattle than are individual coyotes or black bears.

"Individual wolves were determined to be about 21 times more likely to kill cattle than were individual mountain lions.


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The King Ranch at Lonepine Montana, 1 confirmed kill, 2 missing, 2 dry cows, herd left summer range 2 weeks early, estimated loss $45,000+.




Another animal killed and eaten by wolves in Montana.




Blacktail Mountain Ranch in Kila MT, 2 confirmed wolf kills, 2 dry cows, 25 lbs of weight loss from the surviving cattle, an estimated $5000 loss.




Sieben Ranch near Wolf Creek MT, 4 confirmed livestock kills and 2 dogs killed by wolves.




Kertulla Ranch at Avon MT, has had 3 confirmed wolf kills on stock, 2 ranch dogs, and 34 missing calves since 1995, a loss of $35,000+.




Baker Land & Cattle, Hot Springs MT, 4 confirmed wolf kills, 12 missing animals, 40 dry cows, 50 pounds weight loss on surviving animals, total loss $25,000+.




Martin Ranch near Two Dot Montana, 3 separate kill dates, 22 confirmed wolf kills, 30+ unconfirmed kills, $500 vet bills, 66 open ewes, 3 year total $28,000.



Livestock Attacks

Who Is Paying For Wolves

(click below to read a message from Montana Ranchers)

Montana Livestock Losses

Why Is Management Needed

A lack of responsible management is allowing wolves to over populate and destroy game herds. As a result of diminished big game herds, there are more conflicts as hungry wolves invade ranches and towns to prey on domestic livestock and pets for food. For obvious reasons wolves must be managed to keep numbers from over populating like they have done in Idaho and Montana. Hunting will help encourage wolves to stay in wild remote areas farther away from farming, ranching, and rural neighborhoods.



Will Wolves Affect Your Lifestyle

Wolves need managed in a responsible manner so there is minimal effect on human lifestyles, health, and safety, and a rancher's ability to earn a living.  Ranching and Hunting are very important activities for rural economies. If wolves are managed in a responsible manner they may fit into our modern environment without destroying game herds and attacking livestock as they have done in Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Citizens cannot afford for wolves to reduce big game herds, attack livestock, and spread disease. Rural economies depend on ranching income and the annual influx of dollars from visiting tourists and hunters.


Are Wolves Dangerous

Most pro-wolf organizations and pro-wolf biologists maintain that wolves pose little or no threat. The wolf supporters and network news channels fail to report all the wolf incidents occurring across the west. As you can see by the multitude of wolf reports and photos on this website, there are numerous attacks, diseases, and other problems occurring throughout the west.




Should Wolves Be Hunted

Management strategies involving "Hunting" have worked well for most game species and predators in North America. Hunted species are actually America's most abundant wildlife species and it's often species of animals that hunters are not allowed to hunt, who's existence is the most threatened. History has proven that hunters are the best wildlife stewards, they have a sincere interest in maintaining healthy wildlife populations and they actually provide the funding needed to accomplish that goal.


Cost of Wolf Management

Do taxpayers want to pay the cost for professional hunters to continue removing depredating wolves and controlling wolf numbers in problem areas? Expensive predator control programs have had to be implemented in many states. Professional wolf hunters in Idaho are reportedly paid $1500.00 plus helicopter time for each wolf removal. Why not let willing hunters provide the necessary wolf management and pay the cost of wolf management through license sales and ease the burden on taxpayers?




What Do Wolves Eat

Studies have indicated that 1 wolf eats 17 elk or 44 deer per year. At that rate wolves could severely reduce local game herds and be forced to prey on livestock and pets. Signs of this are occurring in many areas of the west and this effects local economies and lifestyles. There have been so many wolf predations that re-imbursement programs are being exhausted. Another problem is that many attacks are being classified as "non-conclusive" and ranchers are not getting reimbursed for their loss (see photos and captions on this page). This effects ranch incomes and local economies immensely.



What Can You Do

Be proactive, citizens, rural residents, ranchers, and hunters need to write or call their elected officials and send email on a regular basis stating their opposition to wolf re-introduction. Request protection of your lifestyle and the protection of recreationists, rural citizens, ranchers, livestock, hunters, and our current wildlife populations from threats posed by excessive wolf populations.



Ranchers Guide - Wolf Depredation

Idaho Wolf Compensation Plan

Univ. MT - Assessing Depredation

USDA Use Of Fladry Barriers

Minnesota Ranchers Guide

Wisconsin Depredation Page

USFW Midwest Depredation Control

Depredation 1995-2005

Dr. Kay On Wolf Recovery

Oregon, Three Wolves Collared

Diseases Spread By Wolves


IDFG Responds To Depredations

Wolves Found In Colorado?

Montana Wolf Attacks Spike In 2009

Utah Wolf Measure

Utah Proposes Wolf Ban

Wolves In Oregon Cascades


365 Livestock Animals Killed In MT

Did Imported Wolves Bring Parasite

Pack Of 10 Wolves - Wallowa County

Montana's Wolf Report

264 Wolves Killed In 2008 Predation


Wolves Roam, Trouble Follows

Wolf Advocates Won't Appeal

Wolf Advocates Want Court To Hurry

120 Sheep Slaughtered By Wolves

Livestock Losses, Wolves Killed


Kill Order On Oregon Wolves

Large Scale Bloodshed

Rancher Loses $35,000 To Wolves

Enviro's Want 3,000 to 5,000 Wolves

New Revelations About Wolves


7th Attack By Mexican Gray Wolves

Federal Agency Leaves Wolf Pack

Wyoming Wolf Attack

What They Didnít Tell About Wolves

Myths, Legends, Misconceptions


New Mexico Livestock Killings

Christmas Killings In Wyoming

Wolves Killing Sheep

Wyoming - 18 Wolves Killed In 2009

Yellowstone Wolf In South Dakota

Methow Valley in Washington, other agents said this was a wolf kill, but the Regional Biologist wouldn't confirm it to be a wolf kill. This was a total loss for the rancher.

This live cow had to be killed after being attacked and eaten on by wolves, "a confirmed wolf attack".
The Boomer Ranch, Drummond, Montana, 8 confirmed wolf kills, 25+ missing lambs. Total cost from 2008 to 2009 was $40,000.
Hanson Livestock, Dillon Montana, 38 confirmed kills, 21 wounded animals, plus1 wounded dog.
McGowan Ranch, Drummond MT,  100 missing calves, 6 confirmed kills and weight loss on surviving stock, an estimated $150,000 loss from 2007 to 2009.

Svenson Ranch in Reed Point MT, 31 confirmed wolf kills, 13 missing ewes and lambs, 100+ head of dry ewes, $78,000+ loss.

Animal still alive that will have to be killed as a result of a wolf attack.

Cumin Ranch, Big Timber Montana, 4 confirmed wolf kills.
Helle Ranch, Dillon Montana, 24 confirmed wolf kills, 250 missing animals, 4 guard dogs and 2 stock dogs killed, $1000+ vet bills, and range not being utilized due to wolves, $120,000 since 1996.
Herman Ranch at Niarada Montana, 7 confirmed wolf kills, 20 missing calves, 60 aborted first calf heifers, 50 pounds weight loss, $50,000.
Bauer Ranch, Phillipsburg Montana, 7 confirmed wolf kills, 18 missing, 60 open animals, 25+ weight loss, a 3 year cost of $88,500.


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