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Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« on: July 09, 2019, 03:01:46 PM »
Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/updates/depredation-opt-pack-confirmed-ferry

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In 2018, the OPT pack was involved in a total of 16 depredations (three killed and 13 injured livestock) in under two months, which prompted lethal removal action by the Department. In 2019, three depredations documented outside the grazing season were confirmed on Jan. 5. This additional depredation brings the total to 20 depredations (seven killed and 13 injured livestock) since Sept. 5, 2018. A summary of all documented depredation activity within the past ten months is included in every monthly update.
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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 03:04:57 PM »
And its going to happen again and again and again, because wdfw always stops short of full removal of depredating packs.  Every time they leave a few alive, and the obvious happens.  the remaining wolves continue to attack livestock.  same old song and dance, same giant waste of money.  They always do the job half way.

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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 08:12:02 PM »
And its going to happen again and again and again, because wdfw always stops short of full removal of depredating packs.  Every time they leave a few alive, and the obvious happens.  the remaining wolves continue to attack livestock.  same old song and dance, same giant waste of money.  They always do the job half way.

Most ranchers etc. know by now that calling WDFW over wolf predation will only insure more livestock losses, on the other hand, handling the problem themselves will curtail the problem promptly.

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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 08:06:18 AM »
WDFW director reauthorizes lethal action in Old Profanity Territory wolf pack
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Based on the chronic depredation history for this pack and the most recent depredation, Susewind is reauthorizing incremental removal of wolves from the pack, consistent with the stateís Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and the lethal removal provisions of the departmentís wolf-livestock interaction protocol. The three wolf depredations confirmed on Jan. 5, 2019 were not considered in the Directorís decision.

"This is a very difficult situation for all those involved, especially given the history of wolf-livestock conflict in this area," Susewind said. "Our goal is to change this packís behavior."
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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 08:35:35 AM »
While I applaud the Director for taking lethal action, his comment about "changing this pack's behavior" just reflects what the mentality is on the wet side. These are wolves, who's behavior has been developed for thousands of years! Thinking you can change their behavior is like hoping Washington State could turn republican......never going to happen!

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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 10:50:27 AM »
While I applaud the Director for taking lethal action, his comment about "changing this pack's behavior" just reflects what the mentality is on the wet side. These are wolves, who's behavior has been developed for thousands of years! Thinking you can change their behavior is like hoping Washington State could turn republican......never going to happen!

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 :yeah: WDF$Wolves need to eliminate the entire pack right down to the pups, sounds like the "Director" is going to continue the same failed wolf predation program, try just like a steer.

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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2019, 11:35:56 AM »
While I applaud the Director for taking lethal action, his comment about "changing this pack's behavior" just reflects what the mentality is on the wet side. These are wolves, who's behavior has been developed for thousands of years! Thinking you can change their behavior is like hoping Washington State could turn republican......never going to happen!

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Seems like he is taking steps in the right direction? like the bear season but I have noticed even in Idaho they have to take small steps in the right direction when they go nuclear on predators all at once the antis usually win and stop ANY action in the courts. 

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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2019, 11:40:06 AM »
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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2019, 11:42:33 AM »
This pack needs to be removed. We'll soon see how serious he is about predator management.
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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2019, 02:04:32 PM »
The Director is making the right choice IMO and he continues to show us that he's more willing to do what he can than the previous director.

Let's see how this plays out... Keeping fingers crossed that this removal doesn't get tied up in court

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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2020, 12:54:00 PM »
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/jan/26/investigation-ferry-county-range-riders-were-in-sp/

Well that doesn't help the situation.


I think range riders could work if they were equipped with night vision and allowed to shoot wolves on sight, and run a trap string in cattle areas.
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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2020, 01:12:19 PM »
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Re: Depredation by OPT pack confirmed in Ferry County
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2020, 01:23:27 PM »
The ONLY effective method for range riding would be fire at will..........

 


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