A male young wolf was shot down in the area of ​​the municipality of Muntogna da Schons. This means that all three kills in the Beverin pack, which have been approved by the Federal Office for the Environment, have been implemented.

Young animals of the Beverin wolf pack were photographed in the canton of Graubünden. (Archive image)

Third young wolf of the Beverin pack

The Beverin wolves were seen as a problem pack. The Office for Hunting and Fishing (AFJ) Graubünden submitted a regulatory request to the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) at the end of August 2021.

 Third young wolf of the Beverin pack killed

The FOEN considers the basis for regulatory measures of the Beverin pack to be given. The third young wolf was shot on the night of December 7th to 8th.

That's

  • The third and last young wolf in the Beverin pack was shot on the night of December 7th and 8th.

  • The Federal Office for the Environment has approved the shooting.

  • Wolves should soon be seen more and more in the vicinity of settlements.

On the night of December 7th to 8th, a male young wolf from the Beverin pack was hunted down by the cantonal game guard. Corresponding information was received from the population. Feces and other traces have been spotted, as Arno Puorger from the Office for Hunting and Fishing of the Canton of Graubünden says on request.

The shooting took place shortly after 3 a.m. in the area of ​​the municipality of Muntogna da Schons. The situation near the settlements was ideal to have a deterrent effect, writes the Office for Hunting and Fishing of the Canton of Graubünden in a message. The hunted young wolf is sent to the Institute for Fish and Wildlife Health at the University of Bern for examination. This means that all three kills in the pack of beverages, which have been approved by the Federal Office for the Environment, have been implemented.

Wolves near settlements

The hunting area for wolves changes in winter. Food sources move from higher to lower areas because of the snow. Ungulates such as deer, roe deer and chamois get their winter accomodation near the village. This also attracts the wolf. Accordingly, increased observations of wolves in the vicinity of settlements must be expected in the coming period, writes the Office for Hunting and Fisheries in a message.

“In principle, there is no increased risk for people even during this time and leisure activities may continue to be carried out unchanged,” it says. Encounters with wolves could, however, be avoided by consistently removing possible sources of food for wolves or hoofed game or making them inaccessible.

Dealing with the wolf

  • A wolf usually retreats when it sees a person.

  • If he does not flee immediately, you should keep calm and draw attention to yourself in a certain voice.

  • Under no circumstances should one approach the wolf.

  • One shouldn't chase the wolf.

  • The area of ​​a throwing cave must be avoided.

  • Wolves are not allowed to be fed.

  • Leftover food should not be disposed of in the forest (when barbecuing and camping, for example).

  • Dogs must always be on a leash.

  • Wolves with abnormal behavior must be reported to the ranger immediately.

  • A torn wild animal must be reported to the ranger.

  • Conflicts and damage in general must be reported.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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