Thursday, December 24, 2015

Klamath County Hopes To Deter Wolves With Non-Lethel Means

by Samantha Tipler The Klamath Falls Herald and News | Dec. 23, 2015
Klamath County and the Oregon Department of Wildlife are working on non-lethal wolf deterrents after the county experienced its first livestock kill by a wolf earlier this year.
Klamath County and the Oregon Department of Wildlife are working on non-lethal wolf deterrents after the county experienced its first livestock kill by a wolf earlier this year.


Klamath County, working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, will put together a toolbox of wolf deterrents thanks to a $6,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Klamath County experienced its first livestock kill by a wolf in late October and early November, when officials believe a wolf dubbed OR-25 killed one calf and injured two more in the Fort Klamath area. In December Klamath County applied for the funding.

“This has been something long coming. I think we have taken for granted that someday we would have depredation from wolves attacking in Klamath County,” commission chairman Tom Mallams said during the board’s regular meeting Tuesday. “I think from the day they were reintroduced into Idaho, the citizens of Klamath County knew they were headed this way.”

The $6,000 from the state will be matched with $600 more from Klamath County, for a total of $6,600.

Read more at the Herald and News.


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