ODFW Confirms Baker County Depredation
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews are investigating a depredation that occurred in Baker County's Big Lookout Mountain area. Investigators were called out Wednesday evening, after a livestock producer found an approximately 450 pound, six-month-old, injured calf in a 1000-acre private-land pasture. ODFW said it’s estimated that the injuries to the calf occurred two weeks prior to the investigation.
There were more than 15 pre-mortem bite scrapes measuring up to 4” long and 3/16" on the left and right hind legs above the hocks and an open 3"x2" wound on the inside of the right leg.
ODFW says the severity, size, and locations of these wounds are consistent with injuries to cattle attacked by wolves. The depredation was attributed to wolves of the Lookout Mountain Pack.
This is the first confirmed depredation in Oregon in the month of October.
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