NORTHEAST OREGON – November has seen a surge in wolf attacks on livestock in Baker and Union counties.
According to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW), several depredations have occurred the past week.
On November 11th, ODFW says one yearling cow was killed and another injured by the Frazer Mountain Pack on public land north of the Keating Valley in Baker County.
On November 15, a 8-month old calf was killed on private land in the Clover Creek area of Baker County, officials say it’s probable that the Black Pines Pack is responsible for the depredation.
On November 17, a five-month-old calf was killed on private land in Beagle Creek in Union County. ODFW confirms the Black Pines Pack is responsible for that attack as well.
ODFW also says one wolf from the Lookout Mountain pack in Union County was lethally removed in September under a permit authorized in August. The permit allowed for the removal of two wolves and is no longer in effect.