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Cattle Ranchers in a Battle with Wolves
Calves are easy prey for wolves. While most wolves hunt wild game, if they do kill a calf they often come back for more. 

Governor

Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Montana. 

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Day Old Calf

A day old calf on the Prince Ranch, is valued at $200, by fall it may reach between $500-$600, and at two years old it may reach between $1200-$1300. If the calf is killed and the rancher proves that it was by the wolves, the rancher is compensated for the value at the time of death, not the loss of future income. 

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FrankPrince

Frank Prince is a Montana cattle rancher.

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Captial

Montana State Capitol building, Helena, MT. 

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Cattle Remains

What's left of a calf that ranchers say was killed by wolves on the Prince Ranch near Drummond, MT. 

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Calf Skeleton

A carcass of a calf that ranchers say was attacked by a wolf. 

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Calf Head

Ranchers can be compensated for cattle killed by wolves if they prove that wolves were responsible. 

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Calf Parts

Part of proving that a wolf was to blame involves finding the carcass before the wolves finish it.

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Remains of Calf

The gray wolf was taken off of the Endangered Species List in Idaho and Montana back in 2008. 

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Cattle Ranchers in a Battle with Wolves

Calves are easy prey for wolves. While most wolves hunt wild game, if they do kill a calf they often come back for more. 

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