Wolves Take Down Livestock in Central Montana

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Wolves are responsible for two separate livestock attacks in Fergus County Montana. The Great Falls Tribune has a write up about the attacks that happened on private ranch land.

Wolves also were blamed last month for killing 27 sheep near Ulm, which is 11 miles southwest of Great Falls. “They are trying to fill these open spaces that isn’t wolf habitat,” said Craig Glazier, supervising wildlife biologist for U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services in Helena. Wildlife Services confirmed that on Dec. 31 two yearling calves were attacked and injured by three wolves at a ranch on Flat Willow Creek on the eastern slope of the Little Snowy Mountains in southeastern Fergus County.

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Chuck-n-Alaska's picture

I've got a news flash Craig

I've got a news flash Craig none of the lower 48 states have not been wolf habitat since ranchers and farmers moved in to raise food for people. Their normal prey stock is gone so now they are dependent on livestock. Considering the politics of wildlife management i'd venture to guess that it's not the wolves that are endangered it's human food sources that are endangered.

They are trying to fill these open spaces that isn’t wolf habitat,” said Craig Glazier, supervising wildlife biologist for U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services in Helena.