Galena Pack Story
summer wore on, the Galena wolves killed some calves. Cows and calves,
like sheep, may get hurt or sick and wolves will take advantage of a weak
animal. On private land, there is no way of knowing what the real
situation was when wolves were blamed for a depredation. Over the course
of the summer, WS shot two Galena wolves. A ranch hand claimed to have
shot another. More wolves would have been killed, but they avoided the
traps set for them, and ran into the trees when WS were chasing them from
the air. Many times, WS entered through private land at various Sawtooth
Valley ranches to check traps. WS aircraft was also seen flying over
private property, owned by wealthy landowners who spend most of the year
out of state.
Cattle on public land between Lost Creek and Champion Creek. Several
wolves have been shot and killed in this area by Wildlife Services.
small stream and riparian area has been trashed by cattle on the
SNRA Lost Creek Allotment, an area of frequent cow-wolf encounters.
2008 - Government trapper's vehicle on private land near Champion
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