Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews were called to a wolf depredation in the Meacham area of Umatilla County over the weekend.  Investigators were called out Saturday, after a producer found an injured eight-month old, 600 pound calf in a 4,000-acre private land pasture.  The calf was corralled on Sunday evening of 10/16/22 to be examined.  ODFW determined the insures to the calf occurred roughly two weeks earlier.


Investigators noted there were numerous bite scrapes measuring up to f5” long and ¼" wide on both hind legs above the hocks.  There was also a 2”x3” wound, that had scabbed over, on the inside of each hind leg above the hock.  The severity, size, and locations of these wounds are consistent with injuries on calves attacked by wolves.  


This weekend’s depredation was attributed to wolves of the Horseshoe Pack.  This is the 4th depredation attributed to the Horseshoe Pack this year.


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