Oregon House passes tax credit for livestock killed by wolves
SALEM, Ore— Oregon lawmakers voted Wednesday, Feb 29, to give a tax credit to ranchers who lose cattle to wolves. The House approved HB4005 with a vote of 55-5. The bill will allow ranchers to claim a tax credit to compensate for the loss of livestock to confirmed livestock losses by wolves.
State officials say Oregon has at least 14 adult wolves, other sources say more than 100. So far the Imnaha pack has killed 21 cows and calves according to ODFW, US Wildlife Services reports 30. The measure goes next to the Senate.
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