Different methods are now in the works to try and keep Mexican gray wolves and cattle apart.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the director of the Southwest Program for Defenders of Wildlife says they are working with ranchers to take on new approaches like red flagging and scare devices to keep the wolves away.
Scaring devices make loud noises whenever a wolf’s radio tracking collar says it’s in the area.
This comes after wildlife managers say a record number of 17 Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, including five in New Mexico.
At the same time, 66 livestock kills have been confirmed.