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Coyotes, wolves and other predators are the focus of a new working group pilot project.

Livestock predation pilot given green light

Producers fighting predation loss got some news they’ve been waiting for Feb. 7

An upcoming pilot project is promising livestock producers some long-awaited answers on predation. Manitoba’s Livestock and Predation Working Group is about to start a three-year research pilot, which has been in the works for years since the working group formed in 2013. The province has announced $300,000 to help launch the Livestock Predation Prevention Project,

Wolves, coyotes, cougars, bears and other predators are responsible for mounting losses for the province’s beef and sheep producers.

Predators taxing livestock ranchers

A working group is eyeing a pilot project to seek solution

Predation losses are mounting, and producer frustration is growing. The issue of livestock kills is once again high on the agenda of beef producers as they gather at district meetings this fall. Wolves and other predators repeatedly take out animals, and aggravation is mounting that solutions to a problem as pressing as this gain so


Livestock producers say they’re losing more animals to wolves and the requirement for evidence for compensation is hard to fulfil.

Beef producers seeing more wolf kills

Wolf predation is a growing concern among producers, says association president

A decade ago spotting a wolf was rare in this part of Manitoba’s Interlake. But the one Robert Green shot last fall wasn’t skulking through the bush around their Fisher Branch-area cow-calf operation. The animal had come right into their farmyard. It’s not the only close encounter the Greens have had with wolves lately either.

Wolves in Saskatchewan’s Prince Albert National Park in 2014. (Parks Canada photo, pc.gc.ca)

Saskatchewan to thin out wolf pack along treeline

Aiming to prevent “wolf-livestock conflicts” in the region, Saskatchewan’s environment department will again offer a wolf hunting season along the provincial forest fringe starting Saturday. The wolf hunt, running from Oct. 15, 2016 through to March 31, 2017, is to be allowed in wildlife management zones 43 (Melfort, Tisdale), 47 (North Battleford, Turtleford), 48 (Preeceville,

Idaho Wants To Kill Protected Wolves – for Aug. 12, 2010

Idaho game officials said Aug. 6 they would seek federal approval to kill off hundreds of wolves in their state despite a court ruling that restored protection of the animals under the Endangered Species Act. Idaho Fish and Game officials said they remained determined to carry out a plan, nixed by the Aug. 5 court


Idaho Wants To Kill Protected Wolves – for Aug. 12, 2010

Idaho game officials said Aug. 6 they would seek federal approval to kill off hundreds of wolves in their state despite a court ruling that restored protection of the animals under the Endangered Species Act. Idaho Fish and Game officials said they remained determined to carry out a plan, nixed by the Aug. 5 court

Wolves get around

For every one they have confirmed there are probably two that they haven’t found or confirmed.” – RAY ARMBRUSTER CHAIR MCPA ANIMAL HEALTH COMMITTEE One of the 17 wolves trapped at the Sylvandale pasture north of Fisher Branch in early fall was a female that had travelled 600 kilometres north from central Minnesota. She was