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More to consider where wolves are concerned

Fact: Approximately 85 percent of all wolf kills that have occurred in Oregon have taken place on private property.

Published on August 14, 2018 3:45PM


I guess I will keep responding to Wally Sykes’ letters until he states the facts.

Wally says that when wolves and cattle mix on public land, there will be some livestock predation, especially if they are small or sick or injured.

Fact: Approximately 85 percent of all wolf kills that have occurred in Oregon have taken place on private property, something I have never heard Wally acknowledge.

Fact: Wolves have killed cows, horses, guard dogs, sheep and llamas as well as calves.

Fact: Ranchers, including Todd Nash, have not called to kill every wolf in Oregon; rather they have asked that packs that repeatedly kill be taken out as the Oregon Wolf Plan allows.

Wally says that Nash and his friends should accept the reality of living with wolves and stop viewing their fellow citizens with contempt. Well, that goes both ways.

Ramona Phillips

Joseph



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