21-01-2014 03:00 AM | USA

Livestock depredation by wolves declined in 2013

One year doesn’t make a trend, but as Montana hunters and trappers have increased their wolf harvest, claims for livestock depredation reimbursement fell in 2013.

“I do think the trapping and the hunting both have really helped out the livestock producers,” said George Edwards, livestock loss program coordinator for the Livestock Loss Board. “It seems to be a huge reduction in conflicts from a claims standpoint.”
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