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Livestock and Predators

Livestock producers in the Sierra and Sacramento Valley regions must contend with a variety of predators. This page includes information regarding a the types of predators in the region, as well as current information regarding livestock protection tools. To help ranchers evaluate livestock protection options, we've published this new guide to nonlethal tools.


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For additional information, be sure to check out the Livestock-Predator Information Hub at UC Rangelands!

This page is under construction - check back frequently!

Common Predators


Domestic Dogs

Mountain Lions

Black Bears

Gray Wolves



Birds of Prey

Other Birds

Other Predators

Livestock Protection Tools

Guardian Animals


Alarms and Scare Devices

Human Presence and Stockmanship


County Contacts for Wildlife Services

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