What Ranchers Can Expect from Wolf Range Expansion/Identifying Wolf Presence
The purpose of the contained information is for you to be able to indentify wolf presence in your area. The report identifies wolf tracks, scat and kills. It also quantifies economic impacts.
WARNING: Graphic photos of wolf depredations and injuries sustained in attacks on livestock and family pets.
The following report is included as part of the full Catron County Commission report on the economic impacts of wolf reintroduction efforts. Click here to read the full report.
Mexican Wolf Recovery: Collateral Damage Identification
by Jess Carey, Catron County New Mexico Wolf Interaction Investigator
When I looked for a title for the following factual wolf information, I had to look at the folks most impacted by Mexican Wolf Recovery. Many rural family ranchers have lost their peace of mind, lost their dreams, lost their pursuit of happiness, lost their livestock and lost their ranches. Collateral Damage Identification seemed appropriate. All damage was due to non- compensated wolf caused livestock losses, a “taking” by Federal wolves administered by Federal agencies and our own New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. These agencies will and have push Mexican Wolf Recovery forward knowing that their wolves are destroying family rancher’s ability to survive, in the end selling off their ranches. In fact, lost family ranchers are collateral damage to achieve Mexican Wolf Recovery.
The purpose of the contained information is for you to be able to indentify wolf presence in your area. People that do not have wolves on them yet and people who live outside the Mexican Wolf Recovery Area (BRWRA) are unaware of what to look for to identify wolf activity. Wolves travel a long distance and could be in your area. Unidentified depredations on livestock, killed pets and farm animals could be wolf interactions attributed to other causes. . .
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Collateral Damage identification