I am writing to inform you of a confirmed wolf depredation on a 4-day-old calf in Asotin County. The Department’s investigation determined that the calf was killed by one or more wolves yesterday (April 18) in a 90-acre fenced calving area on the livestock producer’s property about 10 miles southwest of Asotin, within the eastern portion of the Tucannon pack territory.
Department staff are working with the producer to expand conflict prevention measures and are notifying other livestock producers in the area. The producer whose calf was attacked has a range rider checking cattle daily and maintains sanitation by burying carcasses.
I will keep you posted on any further incidents.
– Donny Martorello, WDFW Wolf Policy Lead