Catron County Standoff Over Habituated Wolf Ends With Lethal Removal
— by Laurie Schneberger
On July 6, much to the relief of ranchers in the region, Mexican wolf AF 924 was lethally removed. Despite wolf team inability to make a swift decision in issuing the removal order that lasted for a week past the third and fourth confirmed livestock kills, the order was carried out.
During the three weeks prior to the removal, Catron County leadership was threatened with arrest by federal agents if they removed the wolf non-lethally.… Read the rest