17 July 2012 VIDEO: Setting Up Fladry At Wood River Posted by: John Motsinger | 2 comments | Share: We talk a lot about using fladry as a nonlethal deterrent to keep livestock safe from wolves. But what does it actually look like in action? Patrick Graham, lead field technician with the Wood River Wolf Project, and intern Kasey Moore made a short video while setting up fladry at a ranch in central Idaho. Patrick demonstrates a new technique for deploying fladry that he devised using a backpack to avoid tangles. He adapted the method based on his expertise as a river rafting guide, thus reducing the amount of time it takes to set up and take down the flagging. Great idea, Patrick and nice camera work, Kasey! This particular setup in Camas County utilizes existing fence lines, which makes the job even simpler. Check it out below: Learn more about the techniques Defenders is using to protect livestock and wildlife. 2 Responses to “VIDEO: Setting Up Fladry At Wood River” Jean Ossorio July 18th, 2012 This looks like a really good system for handling the fladry. I’ve never helped put it up, but I have helped take some down for the winter at a location in eastern Arizona. Handling it in a strong wind can be very challenging. Reply Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap Up Fish and Wildlife Service Holds Public Meetings to Determine Fate of Mexican Gray Wolves; Six Mexican Gray Wolves Released in New Mexico; How Do People Form Their Opinions About Wolves? A Field Day with Gopher Tortoises Our Florida staff members spent a field day at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve to learn more about the reproductive and burrowing habits of gopher tortoises. Wolves are even more socially complex than we thought… In order to survive, wolves form cooperative groups known as packs, and these pack members hunt together, rear pups together, and compete against other wolf packs for food and territory.