Wolf Kills Calf Near Eureka

By Beacon Staff

A wolf killed a domestic calf Saturday in the Pinkham Creek drainage near Eureka, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks confirmed Tuesday. It’s the first kill blamed on the Northwest Montana Lydia pack.

Kent Laudon, FWP Region One wolf specialists, identified Lydia as a new breeding pack last year. His team collared an adult from the pack last week to monitor it more closely because it travels in a grazing allotment on federal land.

In a prepared statement, FWP Wildlife Manager Jim Williams said that this is the first confirmed kill by the Lydia pack so there are no removal plans at this time. FWP will begin some on-site hazing to move the wolves out of the area.

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