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Chesnimnus Pack strikes again

Five depredations in the area since mid-June

By Steve Tool

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on August 29, 2018 8:19AM

The Chesnimnus Wolf Pack claimed its fourth victim in a confirmed wolf depredation of a calf. A range rider found the five-month-old 300-pound animal on the morning of Aug. 20. Estimates indicate the calf was most like likely killed on Aug. 19.

Investigators found that a significant portion of the carcass, including all the calf’s intestines, had been consumed. The remains were skinned and investigators found five canine puncture wounds along with assorted scrapes and tooth spacing, which indicated a wolf depredation. Wolf tracks and scat were also found near the kill site.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said it has had five confirmed wolf depredations in the area since mid-June. This attack, as well as the other four, are attributed to the Chesnimnus Pack.


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