Cattle Ranchers Given Wolves’ GPS Coordinates   Leave a comment

As if we didn’t suspect this was a well-known fact all these years

Exposing the Big Game

[The fox is guarding the henhouse, so to speak. And I thought those tracking collars were only meant to be used for scientific purposes…]

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/nov/10/cattle-ranchers-track-wolves-with-gps-computers/

Cattle ranchers track wolves with GPS, computers

Becky Kramer The Spokesman-Review

COLVILLE – Before the sun breaks over the mountains, Leisa

Hill is firing up a generator in a remote cow camp in eastern Stevens County.

Soon she’ll be poring over satellite data points on her laptop, tracking the recent wanderings of a GPS-collared wolf.

Hill is a range rider whose family grazes 1,300 head of cattle in the Smackout pack’s territory. Knowing the collared wolf’s whereabouts helps her plan her day.

She’ll spend the next 12 to 16 hours visiting the scattered herd by horseback or ATV. Through the regular patrols, she’s alerting the Smackout pack that cattle aren’t easy prey.

Her work is paying off. Last year, 100 percent of the herd returned from the U.S. Forest…

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Posted 14 November, 2013 by Wolf is my Soul in No category / Okategoriserade

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