Plant Conservation Unit Uct
In October of 1893 Ernest Seton rode into town expecting the job to take only a few weeks. By the time he arrived, most of the wolves had already been killed. Cattle ranches were
taking over land, forcing the gray wolf to turn to other food sources as their natural prey became scarce. Buffalo had been the wolf's food supply, but man, not caring about wildlife conservation, hunted buffalo almost to the point of extinction. To survive, wolf packs turned to easy prey in the growing herds of cattle. Ranchers created their wolf problem, but it was the gray wolf who would pay the price. As far as ranchers were concerned, wolves were evil, blood thirsty killers with no right
to life. It was their right to shoot, poison or hang any gray wolf they found on their land. They didn't care about wildlife conservation or the wolf. Ernest Seton considered Lobo a worthy adversary. The large alpha male wolf was cunning and eluded traps, poisoned meat and Seton's bullets day after day.