Thorhild County adopts Smoky River’s wolf incentive program

Normand Boulet
CCA, ag fieldman
M.D. of Smoky River No. 130

Thorhild County has adopted the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130’s wolf incentive program.

Here are a few facts about the M.D.’s wolf incentive program. The M.D. created the program to assist our livestock producers to help deal with wolf predation issues. A key goal of the program was not to encourage the killing of wolves, unless it was necessary.

Only M.D. of Smoky River livestock operators are eligible to participate. The operator has to sign up annually to participate in the program and at that time identifies any hunters who are allowed to turn in wolves on his/her behalf. Only three wolves per year per livestock producer can be brought in for reimbursement. The M.D. will pay $250 per adult wolf brought in on behalf of an eligible producer up to the maximum of three per year.

Wolves must be brought to the M.D. for confirmation and marking, and the participant signs a declaration identifying where the wolf was killed, that all applicable laws have been followed and the wolf was taken in a humane manner.

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