Friday, January 14, 2011

Montana wolves kill 27 sheep

Authorities have confirmed that gray wolves preyed on livestock in central Montana’s Fergus County for what is believed to be the first time. Wolves also were blamed last month for killing 27 sheep near Ulm, which is 11 miles southwest of Great Falls. “They are trying to fill these open spaces that isn’t wolf habitat,” said Craig Glazier, supervising wildlife biologist for U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services in Helena. Wildlife Services confirmed that on Dec. 31 two yearling calves were attacked and injured by three wolves at a ranch on Flat Willow Creek on the eastern slope of the Little Snowy Mountains in southeastern Fergus County. It was the first confirmed instance of a wolf attacking livestock in Fergus County, said John Steuber, state director of USDA Wildlife Services...more

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Larry Dominguez, Las Cruces, received the 2010 Ayudando Siempre Alli Award from the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association at the recent Joint Stockmen's