Wolves to Be Trapped After Livestock Kill
Bellevue, Idaho is an area of high depredation. Since the wolves have been in the area there are frequent reports of livestock kills. However since the delisting of the wolves, livestock kills are down. A pack of wolves killed one calf and seriously injured another one. Officials are now trapping in the area of the kill, to get the pack of at least three.
Across the state there have been 11 livestock attacks by wolves compared to 2009 when there were 47 by June. Officials believe livestock attacks may increase still in Bellevue with the increasing number of new calves. Some believe that delisting the wolf and allowing hunts to manage their population has helped return the fear of man, from Times News Magic-Valley.
“It appears as a result of the hunting season, wolves equated humans with potential danger,” Keckler said. “As a result, I think the wolves were less willing to be bold, and we hope that trend continues during and after our hunting season so that there continues to be fewer and fewer cases of depredation.”