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Livestock Producers Complain of Wolf 'Epidemic'

posted Apr 2, 2015, 11:32 PM by chloe owens

2/8/15, by Morgan Modjeski, the Star Phoenix

Livestock producers complain of wolf ‘epidemic’

…Norman Belchamber, a grain farmer who operates roughly 40 kilometres outside the small community of Hudson Bay, said he has experienced first-hand the effect of the prairie predators on his community and he’s trying to regulate the population. Belchamber, who has a trapper’s licence, said he’s killed more than 150 wolves over the last two years, including nine near his home one recent month.

He said the animals have a minimal impact on his operations, but other wildlife and neighbouring producers take a hit. “We don’t want them exterminated,” he said. “We want them at a balance where the wildlife can sustain them.”