Wary of Wolves, Some Western Ranchers Are Returning to Life on the Range

From Modern Farmer:

As the wolf population rebounds in the American West, cattle ranchers are going to extreme measures to coexist with the legendary predators.

In the fall of 2014, when the Elzinga family of Alderspring Ranch were bringing their cattle back to the ranch from the jagged river canyons and rocky peaks of their public grazing allotment above Idaho’s Salmon River Corridor, they discovered 14 of their animals were missing.

Despite riding 30 to 50 miles on horseback four to five days a week to check on their herd, the Elzingas had lost $35,000 of revenue to predators.

Most of the signs pointed to wolves.

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