Cattle ranchers press for elimination of the entire Harl Butte wolf pack
From the Capital Press:
Both sides of Oregon’s wolf management issue asked Gov. Kate Brown to intervene in ODFW’s handling of continued livestock attacks by the Harl Butte pack in Wallowa County.
ODFW staff shot three of the wolves this month and intends to kill a fourth as part of its “incremental” approach to controlling the pack. The pack, thought now to include at least seven adults and three pups, is blamed for eight confirmed livestock attacks since July 15, 2016, all within 9 miles of each other. The most recent was Aug. 16, when a range rider found a dead 450 pound calf on private grazing land leased by rancher Todd Nash, who is a Wallowa County commissioner and longtime wolf committee chair for the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.