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Wolf-watching range rider quits … for not being “anti-wolf” enough?

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-watching-range-rider-quits-for-not-being-anti-wolf-enough” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-watching-range-rider-quits-for-not-being-anti-wolf-enough” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”09″ day=”17″] Jason Cunningham is an internationally recognized personification of the human attempts to prevent wolf/cattle conflicts – but Oregon’s first range rider quit and the reason may be shocking.

The man who garnered international attention for patrolling on horseback for conflicts between wolves and cattle in eastern Oregon, has left the job.

The image of Jason Cunningham on a horse warning ranchers about wolves was featured in newspapers around the Northwest. Film crews from as far away as Australia profiled him, too.

Cunningham started as Oregon’s first range rider in July. He quit last week. Neither he nor his boss – a Wallowa County rancher – has returned calls asking for explanation…

Read the entire article on opb.org: Wolf-Watching Range Rider Quits

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