Three calves injured, attacks attributes to the Lookout Mountain Pack in Baker County

By on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

BAKER COUNTY – An Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Wolf Investigation Report has determined a confirmed depredation in Baker County. The following is the full report. 

June 6, 2022 – Baker County (Daly Creek area) 

Date Investigated: 6/6/22 

Cause of death/injury: Confirmed

General situation and animal information: On the morning of 6/6/22, a livestock producer found three injured 150 to 250 lb. calves while gathering cattle in a 3000-acre pasture that consists of both public and private land. The injuries were estimated to be two to three weeks old. 

Physical evidence and summary of findings: The areas around the injuries were shaved and examined. The first calf had multiple bite scrapes and tooth punctures on the inside of the right hind leg with infection and tissue damage in the muscle tissue. The second calf had a tooth puncture on the inside of the right hind leg and an open wound 1 3/8” by 2” on the outside of the leg, as well as multiple tooth scrapes on the inside and outside of the leg. The third calf had 3/4 inch open wound at the base of the tail and multiple tooth scrapes around the tail. The locations of the injuries on all three calves are consistent with wolf attacks on calves. These attacks appear to be from the same event and are attributed to the Lookout Mountain pack.