There are ways to prevent/deter this from happening. Livestock guardian dogs to warn range riders, rubber bullets/bean bags and more. NOTHING is full proof, but everyone has to be proactive. There is a ranch in Minnesota lives between two major wolf packs, and almost never has predations because they have livestock guardian dogs. Theres a ranch on 500000 acres in Wyoming wolf country. Has yet to have any predations. Why? Pro-activity about surrounding wildlife.