Pass Creek Story
cold, snowy winter of 2007-2008, the Pass Creek wolves followed the elk
out of the mountains, into the lowlands along the East Fork of the Salmon
and calves on a clear, but bitter cold February day.
Along the East Fork,
harsh winters are hard on young ranch calves and some of them die at
birth, or from other causes.
This past winter,
carcasses were hauled out of the pasture and left on private land along
the East Fork Road. Wolves were attracted to the dead calves and fed on
PHOTO, BELOW: Big Macs on
PHOTO, RIGHT: Not all calves
live to be shipped to a feedlot to be fattened and slaughtered for
burgers. Death may come at birth, or from exposure, disease or
injury. This calf carcass was left near the East Fork Road. Feb.
PHOTO, LEFT: Fresh wolf
tracks along the East Fork Road near the dead calves. Feb. 2008.
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Pass Creek Pack 2005 - 2008