Two wolves were trapped, one was killed, in Oregon’s Union County last week.  According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, two wolves from a new group in the Catherine Creek area were trapped by USDA Wildlife Services.  One wolf was lethally removed under a permit given to the landowner who has had four depredations on their property since December 25th.  Since this was the second lethal removal for this rancher’s permit, the other trapped wolf was radio-collared and released.


ODFW has also authorized lethal removal of chronically depredating wolves from a different group of wolves near the border of Union and Baker Counties.  The producers requested the permit after three separate depredation events were confirmed on their properties on January 27th and February 2nd.  That permit allows the producers or their agents to kill up to two wolves on their private land pastures while continuing to use non-lethal measures.  That second permit is valid until March 31st, or until both wolves have been removed, whichever comes first.


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