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Grants Available to Prevent Wolf Depredation

posted Nov 10, 2017, 5:38 PM by chloe owens

10/20/17, by Jamey Malcomb, Ic News Chronicle

Grants available to prevent wolf depredation

Wolf attacks in Lake County aren't particularly common, but occasionally wolves get hungry or stumble onto a farm and kill some livestock, potentially costing the owner a lot of time and money. Grants are available to reimburse livestock owners for wolf depredation. For the first time, however, the Minnesota Legislature approved $240,000 over the next two years for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to reimburse livestock owners for preventative measures against wolf depredation. The grants are available to reimburse livestock producers for the purchase and veterinary costs of guard animals; installation of wolf barriers and deterrent lights; calving or lambing shelters; or other measures demonstrated to effectively reduce wolf-livestock conflicts.