Wolf responsible for killing livestock in Jackson County

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An ODFW biologist in the process of collaring wolf OR33, taken February 25, 2015. Image courtesy of ODFW.

Jackson County, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said a wolf is responsible for killing two goats and a lamb in Jackson County.

Wildlife biologists were called to 2 different properties in the Grizzly Peak area last weekend. That’s just northeast of Ashland.

ODFW says a 2-year-old wolf, designated OR-33, is likely to blame for the attacks. “He was in the area, right there, so we pretty much concluded it was a wolf,” said ODFW Wildlife Biologist Mark Vargas.

Wolves are protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service said they will work with ODFW to implement measures for preventing future livestock attacks.

Owners of livestock killed by wolves can receive compensation for their losses.

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