Diamond M Ranch – WA. Great Ranches of the West


“Running cattle either along the Canadian border or along the Columbia River demands more than a well-maintained fleet of trucks and an easily-identifiable brand. In the northern property of the Diamond M, the enemies are the frigid winters and mountain lions. Bill, Len’s son who now runs the ranch, once bagged a lion that stretched almost nine feet from nose to tail. This lion was a serial killer, having hunted the livestock for years. It’s now mounted on the den wall of the ranch house. In the southern properties, the weather is less of a threat to the cattle, but the predators are more relentless. Packs of coyotes have killed so many cattle in the Columbia River Basin that the McIrvins estimate a loss of $30,000 annually over the past five years due to coyote attacks.”
– Jim Keen, Great Ranches of the West Author & Photographer

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3 thoughts on “Diamond M Ranch – WA. Great Ranches of the West”

  1. the killing of these wolves..does little to help the idea of grazing on Public lands..also singularly unimpressed by the bagging of a Mountain Lion..

  2. I agree with you. Wolves should be allowed to live in these remote areas. Ranchers should have to feed their own damn cows. Not use public lands to graze them on. I am self-employed and have to pay for all of my materials and supplies!

  3. I come from midwest farmers and ranchers, and my family graze their cattle on their own land! There’s no repayment crap if they lose cattle except from their own insurance that they pay for. There’s no huge battle against feral dogs which kill more cattle than any other predator. This ranch is nothing more than a leech.

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