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Lawmakers Question Wolf Collar Data Blackout for Ranchers

posted Jul 26, 2016, 9:14 PM by chloe owens

5/6/16, by Matthew Weaver, Capital Press

Lawmakers question wolf collar data blackout for ranchers

Several lawmakers are questioning a lack of wolf location data for ranchers during a key point in the season for both wolves and livestock…The department shares the information online with producers who have a data-sharing agreement except for the denning season. Wolf location around den sites may b=make the animals more vulnerable, said Donny Martorello, wolf policy lead for the agency.