Date of this Version
Use of the Livestock Protection Collar (LP Collar) containing sodium fluoroacetate began on a research basis in October 1995 at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center. Registration for use in California only by certified ADC specialists was granted in early 1996, and operational use in three north coast counties began in early 1997. Preparation for beginning operational use dealt with concerns regarding user certification, hazardous waste disposal, and public relations. We report on the success to date of using LP Collars to remove sheep-killing coyotes. Incidents in which non-target predators including mountain lions have attacked LP-Collared sheep are also reported.