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ODA Releases Wolf-Livestock Compensation for Ranchers

posted Jun 27, 2015, 6:26 PM by chloe owens

6/11/15, by George Plaven, East Oregonian 

ODA releases wolf-livestock compensation for ranchers

Ranchers in nine Eastern Oregon counties will receive compensation from the Oregon Department of Agriculture for managing wolves around their livestock in 2015.  Funding for the Oregon Wolf Depredation Compensation and Financial Assistance Grant Program comes from the legislature and is administered through ODA to pay for dead, injured or missing livestock, as well as non-lethal wolf deterrents.  The department recently approved $81,300 for Umatilla, Wallowa, Baker, Union, Malheur, Morrow, Crook, Jefferson and Wheeler counties. About 63 percent of the money is set aside for deterrents such as fladry, guard dogs, bells, penning lights, bone pile removals and range riders.