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Sun Valley Area Wolf and Sheep Project Shows Sheep Predation can be Greatly Reduced Without Killing Wolves

posted Dec 1, 2012, 8:52 PM by chloe owens

11/19/12, by Ralph Maughan, Idaho, The Wildlife News

Sun Valley area wolf and sheep project shows sheep predation can be greatly reduced without killing wolves

Project has a successful sixth year – In Idaho when a wolf kills a lamb or is even suspected of doing so, the solution today is nearly the same as a hundred years ago – kill the wolf and maybe all the wolves you can find in the area with the costs of operation be damned.

For six years now; however, the Wood River Wolf Project has shown that with a tiny bit of goodwill, a lot of volunteer help, and a relatively small expenditure of hard money the number of sheep killed (and wolves killed in retaliation) can be reduced by 90%.