December 22, 2009
Feds Target Livestock-Killing Wolves In Montana
By Dave Hurteau
From The Salt Lake Tribune:
Agents from the Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services are trying to kill between 16 and 22 wolves at sites scattered across western Montana [in response to recent livestock attacks].
[Despite] the first public hunting for the animals in decades this fall . . .wolf attacks on livestock have continued.
Carolyn Sime with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks says it is unusual to have so many livestock attacks this late in the year. To date, 91 wolves have been killed in 2009 by officials or ranchers who caught the predators in the act.
Another 112 have died from hunting, natural causes and other reasons.