Wolf News Roundup 1/28/2018
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
January 28, 2018
Wyoming hunters: 1.7 percent success rate
About 2,500 hunting licenses were sold for Wyoming’s 2017 wolf hunting season, according to the Associated Press, and with 44 wolves taken in the trophy hunting region of the state, less than two percent of license-holders were successful in taking a wolf.
Idaho spends $460K on problem wolves
The Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board spent more than $460,000 on controlling problem wolves in the state in 2017, according to a report in The Spokesman-Review. Although the state allows both regulated hunting and trapping of wolves, the state is experiencing an increase in reports of wolf depredations on livestock.
Oregon pays $395K for wolf kills
Oregon livestock producers were compensated $395,000 for livestock losses due to wolves last year, while the state’s wolf population remains at an estimated 112 animals. According to a report in the Capital Press, producers are now spending an average of $10,000 per wolf on tools to protect their livestock.
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