Entries by Lori Schmidt

California is spending millions to compensate ranchers for living near wolves

From The Daily Yonder: California’s program — originally launched in February 2022 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) — took an extra step last month, offering ranchers reimbursements for indirect impacts of the predators’ presence. These impacts include wolf-induced stress that can result in reduced weight or breeding problems — no other payback program […]

Wolf shot dead after biting farmer who was protecting his sheep

From Dutch News: Wild animal protection group Faunabescherming has made a formal complaint about a man who called in the police after claiming he was attacked by a wolf in Drenthe at the weekend. The animal was shot dead after the local mayor gave the green light.  Click here to read the story.

Wolf sightings in Oregon can be reported online

From Elkhorn Media Group: In their latest recreation report, ODFW remind Oregonians that wolf sightings can be reported online. This includes both wolf activity and actual sightings of wolves. Reports can be made online at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/wolf_reporting_form.asp Click here for the full story.  

Idaho wolf depredation board paves way for rancher-led projects

From Capital Press: The state Wolf Depredation Control Board on June 20 approved spending up to $50,000 in the July 1 fiscal year on a pilot program through which it would reimburse ranchers for actions related to the control of wolves on private property where livestock depredations are an issue. Click here to read the full story.

Will some Northwest wolves call Colorado home?

From NW News: Northwest wolves could soon be on their way to Colorado. Wildlife managers there say they need to bring wolves to their state, after wolves were wiped out by the 1940s. So, they’ve turned to the Northwest for help. But so far, that help hasn’t materialized. Click here for the full story.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks proposes new wolf hunting quotas

From KTVH Helena, MT: On August 17, the Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider a new 289-wolf quota for the 2023-2024 season, including maintaining the six-wolf quota for the management unit north of Yellowstone National Park. The new region quotas in total are 167 lower than the previous season. Click here for the full story […]