Sask. widens hunting area to push wolves out

Saskatchewan is expanding its wolf hunt to help reduce livestock predation near the provincial forest. Environment Minister Scott Moe said the plan isn’t to cull the wolves. Instead, it’s to put pressure on them to stay in the forest and away from livestock. Only three wolves were killed last year. The expanded wolf hunt follows […] Read more

Producers team with trappers to control wolves

Gov’t steps up programs | Compensation is available but producers must be able to verify losses; must also monitor fields

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Wolves have become ravenous troublemakers for British Columbia livestock producers. A cattle loss survey by the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association learned more than 2,700 head were lost and it is estimated at least 1,000 of those were due to predation in 2011. Disease, accidents, theft or hunters were responsible for the […] Read more