Hunters urged to report wolf sightings
October 10, 2005
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department is asking hunters to report wolf sightings to help them track distribution and abundance of wolves in Wyoming. Sightings should be called into the Large Predator Section at 307-332-2688 in Lander.
Although wolves and coyotes are similar, there are characteristics to help identify one from the other. Wolves are typically two to three times the size of coyotes, and can reach 130 pounds. Most coyotes are dusky brown and gray in color. Wolves can range from white to black, with grizzled gray or black being the most common color for our area. Both have bushy black-tipped tails. Wolf track sizes measure 4 inches wide by 5 inches long, much larger than coyotes.