With sheep and wolves, a new generation faces an age-old conflict

From Idaho Mountain Express:

Sheepherders have most likely faced danger from predators since sheep were first domesticated in Mesopotamia 10,000 years ago. Such prey-predator relations are part and parcel of ecosystems.

Idaho sheep ranchers have had to worry about wolves again after they were reintroduced to the region under a federal mandate in 1996, against the wishes of the state Legislature, and with help from the Nez Perce Tribe.


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