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WDFW WILDLIFE PROGRAM
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Gray Wolf Update

A "Protocol for Wolf-Livestock Interactions," developed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its Wolf Advisory Group to guide efforts to reduce conflicts between wolves and livestock, is now available. The protocol prescribes proactive measures livestock producers can take to reduce the probability of wolf-livestock conflicts, and establishes a framework for WDFW's response when conflicts between wolves and livestock do occur. It also serves to increase the transparency and accountability of the Department's activities and management actions related to wolves. 

The Protocol is available in PDF format on the WDFW website at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_wolf/livestock/final_protocol_for_wolf-livestock_interactions_jun012017.pdf

Please contact Donny Martorello by email at Donny.Martorello@dfw.wa.gov or by phone at 360-902-2521 for more information about the Protocol for Wolf-Livestock Interactions.
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Re: Gray Wolf Update: Revised protocol on wolf-livestock interactions
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 07:40:37 PM »
lovelyness  :rolleyes:
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Re: Gray Wolf Update: Revised protocol on wolf-livestock interactions
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 09:28:51 AM »
WDFW assumes all livestock producers have nothing to do so adding a whole pile of other obligations to his work load won't be a problem.  The livestock producers have lost all faith in cooperating with any agency.  Several wolf depredations have been reported in the last few years by the livestock owners trying to cooperate only to get told they were not sure so no compensation.  One specifically was reported within 12 hours of the calf kill of which over half the calf was eaten. Wolf trail cam pictures of wolves within 300 yards of the kill, hair on the barbed wire, wolf tracks in cow trail and fresh wolf scat 10 feet from dead calf.  The report said. " something killed it but it wasn't a bear or cougar but we don't know what it was".
  It will be a long time before livestock producers waste their time reporting to an agency that has proved they will do nothing.  Other solutions are employed by the producers that work.

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Re: Gray Wolf Update: Revised protocol on wolf-livestock interactions
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 09:54:59 AM »
"I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you run your cattle operation. 



« Last Edit: June 02, 2017, 02:47:59 PM by KFhunter »
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Re: Gray Wolf Update: Revised protocol on wolf-livestock interactions
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 10:06:39 AM »
Wyoming's Game and Fish department priority is providing hunters with more opportunity, and protecting ranchers. WDFW's priority is protecting wolves.
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Re: Gray Wolf Update: Revised protocol on wolf-livestock interactions
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 01:29:50 PM »
WDFW assumes all livestock producers have nothing to do so adding a whole pile of other obligations to his work load won't be a problem.  The livestock producers have lost all faith in cooperating with any agency.  Several wolf depredations have been reported in the last few years by the livestock owners trying to cooperate only to get told they were not sure so no compensation.  One specifically was reported within 12 hours of the calf kill of which over half the calf was eaten. Wolf trail cam pictures of wolves within 300 yards of the kill, hair on the barbed wire, wolf tracks in cow trail and fresh wolf scat 10 feet from dead calf.  The report said. " something killed it but it wasn't a bear or cougar but we don't know what it was".
  It will be a long time before livestock producers waste their time reporting to an agency that has proved they will do nothing.  Other solutions are employed by the producers that work.

 :yeah:


It's too bad this is the way WDF&Wolves ended up in WA, could have been much different with honesty.

As for the Illegally Introduced Wolves:

« Last Edit: June 06, 2017, 03:25:30 AM by wolfbait »

 

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