Livestock and Wolves: A Guide to Nonlethal Tools and Methods to Reduce Conflicts BY RURAL AMERICA IN THESE TIMES
For hundreds of years wolves that pose a threat to livestock or property have been killed. As the United States expanded west, efforts to eradicate the species from the North American continent were institutionalized. They worked. By the late 1950s, the native gray wolf was all but extinct in the lower 48 with the exception of a small population in northern most Minnesota. Conservationists intervened and, slowly but surely, populations recovered. Today, as packs regain territory around the Great Lakes and states west of the Rockies, they’re once again running into herds of cattle. [to read the full story click HERE]

A Great Pyrenees stands guard on an Idaho sheep ranch. (Photo/Caption: Brad Devries / Defenders of Wildlife)

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