Wolf Deterrent Compensation is Still Available

At their regularly scheduled meeting October 3, 2018, the Union County Board of Commissioners awarded wolf depredation compensation funding to a county resident located near Starkey. An application was received requesting reimbursement for fencing as a means of a nonlethal wolf deterrent technique designed to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts.  The resident is located in an area of known wolf activity which is a requirement for receipt of funding.  Previous successful applicants received funding for range riders, herders, livestock guard dogs, air patrol, and fencing.

Compensation remains available by application until January 1, 2019. If adequate grant funds are not available to fully fund each approved application, reimbursements will be determined at the discretion of the Union County Wolf Depredation Compensation committee.  Additional information and applications to apply are available at www.union-county.org or by calling (541) 963-1001.