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Montana at it again; Candy Mountain Pack targeted for reduction

[large thumbnail url=”montana-at-it-again-candy-mountain-pack-targeted-for-reduction” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-at-it-again-candy-mountain-pack-targeted-for-reduction” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”24″] According to a report from The Western News, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has authorized the destruction of two wolves from the Candy Mountain Pack after federal officials determined the pack was responsible for livestock deaths.

The Candy Mountain Pack is thought to be about eight wolves in size and is being blamed for the death of three cows, and previously of killing two hunting dogs which had entered the wolves’ territory pursuing a mountain lion.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has authorized the destruction of two wolves from the pack.

The livestock predations occurred after the rancher chose to winter his cattle in a new location. One cow was reported to have wolf bites, while two others drowned. The Western News quoted Kent Laudon, a Montana FWP wolf management specialist as saying:

“Who knows what happened there. They could have become hypothermic and drowned. One of the cows had evidence of wolf bite marks, but obviously the other two were somehow related to that.”

Read the entire The Western News article: Wolf pack in Yaak next to be reduced

Editor’s Note: Interesting headline – Wolf pack in Yaak next to be reduced – don’t you think? Sounds like a systematic plan.

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