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Wolves blamed for cow killed in southwest Oregon

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BUTTE FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Officials say the Rogue Pack of gray wolves has made its way back to Jackson County in southwest Oregon and killed a cow.

The Mail Tribune reports the pack created by the now-dead wolf known as OR-7 was blamed for a Thursday kill of a year-old cow in the Rancheria area east of Butte Falls.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say the heifer was on private grass pasture about a quarter-mile from the rancher’s home.

The carcass was discovered with the entrails and part of its hind legs consumed. Officials say the injuries were consistent with previous livestock kills by wolves in the area.

Government-politics / News / Oregon-Northwest

The Associated Press

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  1. The carcass was discovered with the entrails and part of its hind legs consumed. Officials say the injuries were consistent with previous livestock kills by wolves in the area
    Read all of that statement carefully, just a week or so ago the “Officials” were telling us not to worry, wolves prefer ELK, and Deer. witch they might . Most of us would prefer a steak, and potato meal, but a hamburger and fry’s, are just easier.

  2. The incompetent dfw actually believes wolves distinguish between a cow and an elk like some gourmet. Give me a break.Thats merely a political statement. Wolves go for the easiest thing that’s available. They are simply more afraid of the people who have the cows grazing in the open and of the open itself. If they are hungry they loose that fear.

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