Rail Canyon Sept. 14 depredation investigations

By Katy Nesbitt September 16, 2012 11:40 am

Two dead calves were found on rangeland southeast of Joseph Friday afternoon. A report of the findings is expected by Monday afternoon.

Friday, a dead calf was found in Rail Canyon not far from where one was declared a probable wolf kill on Sept. 11. Another calf was found dead on the Johnson ranch a few miles away.

No recent global positioning system collar information from the Imnaha pack's alpha male, OR-7, coincides with these kills.

A USDA Wildlife Service's report confirmed both calves were killed by wolves. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will conclude its report by tomorrow.