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Disease, poison controlled wolves

After bison herds disappeared from the Great Plains in the 1880s, wolves turned to livestock for prey. Western states, and even counties, began offering bounties for killing wolves. In his book, “War Against the Wolf,” Rick McIntyre describes how professional “wolfers” used strychnine-laced livestock carcasses to kill wolves and collect payments. In Montana, the state veterinarian was directed to infect live wolves with mange. The wolves were released to infect other packs with the skin disease.