Ukiah Pack Blamed For NE Oregon Depredation
On Tuesday, August 2nd, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews were called to the Kamela area of Umatilla County, after a six-month old, 425 pound calf had been discovered with a host of injuries and bite marks. The producer said the calf was discovered in a 7,500-acre private-land forested pasture.
Investigators said there were more than 20 bite scrapes measuring up to 3" long and 3/16" wide near an open wound on the hindquarters above the hocks. The area of severe tissue damage measured 7"x7". The bite scrapes, severity, and location of these wounds are consistent with injuries to live cattle attacked by wolves. ODFW said the injuries to the calf occurred approximately two to three weeks prior to the investigation.
The depredation is attributed to the Ukiah Pack. This was the third depredation case for the month of August, and the 2nd in the past week to take place in Umatilla County.
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