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Galena Pack Story Continued...

As the 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.

PHOTO: Cattle on public land between Lost Creek and Champion Creek. Several wolves have been shot and killed in this area by Wildlife Services.

 

This small stream and riparian area has been trashed by cattle on the SNRA Lost Creek Allotment, an area of frequent cow-wolf encounters.

PHOTO: This small stream and riparian area has been trashed by cattle on the SNRA Lost Creek Allotment, an area of frequent cow-wolf encounters.

 

July 2008 - Government trapper's vehicle on private land near Champion Creek.

PHOTO: July 2008 - Government trapper's vehicle on private land near Champion Creek.

 

 


Galena Story & Photos Continue...
The Galena Pack
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