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How To Manage Wolves Without Guns


Gray wolves are back in Western Oregon, which is celebrated by conservationists. 

Not everyone likes the return of wolves to the region, but they have to live with it.  And living with the wolves and not killing them to protect livestock is an ongoing goal of several organizations. 

Oregon Fish & Wildlife is responsible for wolf management; the Jackson County Stockmen's Association wants its members' livestock free from wolf attacks. 

Randy Wolf (his real name) is with JCSA and a member of the Jackson County Wolf Advisory Committee.  He and Steve Niemela, ODFW Rogue District Wildlife Biologist, visit to talk about non-lethal methods to keep wolves and livestock apart.

Mentioned in the discussion: a workshop on predator deterrence comes to the Jackson County Expo on Saturday, September 7th.


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