Wildlife Services to be Audited in 2014

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When wolves are in the vicinity when livestock are lost, ranchers can call Wildlife Services to come and shoot or trap and remove any wolves around their property, whether they were at fault or not. Year after year, Wildlife Services will perform this duty and not require livestock owners to make any changes to deter future attacks, while inefficient management, poor results and high costs plague this program. Knowing that nonlethal deterrents produce better results for all involved, we asked the Office of the Inspector General to conduct an audit of Wildlife Services' predator control program - and now they've confirmed the audit for next year!

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