Minnesota sheriff to investigate livestock killed by wolves
January 4, 2018
HALLOCK, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota sheriff says his office is better equipped than state or federal officials to investigate whether wolves have killed local ranchers' livestock.
Kittson County Sheriff Steve Porter is using a Minnesota law that allows sheriffs to investigate such cases, Minnesota Public Radio reported . The investigations have previously fallen to the state Department of Natural Resources or the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services.
Local ranchers have submitted 45 claims of wolf kills over the past six years. The state has paid nearly $60,000 in compe...