Wolf Depredation Confirmed In NE Oregon

Photo: ODFW

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed another depredation in Wallowa County, the second in less than a week. Crews were called to a dead, four-month on calf found in a large, timbered Forest Service pasture Monday. When ODFW arrived, the calf was intact with little scavenging. Investigators reported multiple large tooth scrapes near the rear legs above the hocks. Several puncture holes and open wounds were reported as well. The initial investigation determined the 300 pound calf died sometime late last week.

The depredation is attributed to the Chesnimnus Pack. This is the sixth confirmed depredation in eastern Oregon this month.


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