Darn pesky facts......One thing to keep in mind is there are significantly more resident hunters now in Idaho.
Idaho Fish and Game say the state sold nearly 62,000 more hunting and fishing licenses through the end of October compared to 2019.www.ktvb.com
Looking at the harvest stats your questions are spot on, increased harvest in the south on antlerless elk, most likely pushed there, made up the bulk of the increased harvest. Idaho is harvesting almost 50% antlerless, they will pay a price for this in the future.What if those elk are redistributed from their historic locations on public land?
What if wolves are causing that redistribution?
What if those elk are causing excessive depredation on private land?
What if wolves are following elk to private land and discovering easy meals in the form of cattle?
What if decreasing wolf populations to agreed upon levels encourages elk to spend more time away from private land?
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The following packs have been busy killing ranchers calves:
Clark Creek Pack
Ballon Tree Creek Pack
The Lookout Pack
Looked like a coyote to me too. I’ve seen lots of them out there over the years and this one didn’t look any different. Their commentary was hilariously dumb too.A lady posted a video on Facebook of a wolf stalking elk at the dean Creek viewing area. The internet is eating it up. Looks like a coyote to me.
I wonder how many of those ranchers still ship their herds off to the Redding/RedBluff/Anderson area for winter like they used to.Seems the rogue pack is having Ft.Klamath dinners again!
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The published statement is that the minimum number of wolves in Oregon at the end of 2020 is 173.That's not possible, the ODFW says there are only 160 in the whole state.
Hopefully he becomes a blood smear on 97 soon.OR103 is on or near my parents ranch in Northern CA. Between Yreka & Weed. He's killed 4 neighbors calves and injured one so bad it will probably need to be euthanized.
Very concerning considering we have 150+ baby calves on the ground right now.
He was collared in Bend this spring I think. He must have hitchhiked down 97.
Its really quick for them to run down there in the back of a vehicle.https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2021/11/oregon-born-gray-wolf-makes-it-almost-to-la-before-death-strikes.html
There are wolves within 1,000 miles of Oregon and have been for decades. Why do the offspring of the transplants run all the way to LA?