Two Dead Calves Found in Wallowa County

By Katy Nesbitt September 19, 2012 07:23 am


Two dead calves were found on rangeland southeast of Joseph Friday afternoon. 

A dead calf was found in Rail Canyon not far from where a one was declared a probable wolf kill on Sept. 11 on Marr Flat Cattle Co. rangeland. 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 determined the Nash calf to be a probable and the Johnson ranch as a confirmed wolf kill.