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NE Oregon ranchers hit hard by wolves during spring grazing


PENDLETON, Ore. - A ranching couple in northeast Oregon says they are frustrated and heartbroken after struggling to protect their cattle from wolves earlier this spring.

Cassie Miller and her husband, John Petersen, graze several hundred mother cows and their calves on roughly 10,000 acres of spring pasture owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the Blue Mountains east of Pendleton.

Most of Oregon's 158 documented wolves live in the state's northeast corner, including the Umatilla Indian Reservation.


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