County agrees to fund wolf control
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
March 19, 2008
On Tuesday, the Sublette County Commission agreed to fund limited wolf control in Sublette County. The commission as unanimous in granting the Sublette County Predator Board’s request to fund wolf control for livestock producers who experience problems with wolves in the predator management area once wolves are delisted later this month. Barring a legal injunction, wolves will be delisted on March 28, 2008.
In the trophy game area, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is responsible for controlling problem wolves.
The Official Boundary Description of the Trophy Game Area is as follows: Northwest Wyoming beginning at the junction of Wyoming Highway 120 and the Wyoming-Montana State line; southerly along Wyoming Highway 120 to the Greybull River; southwesterly up said river to the Wood River; southwesterly up said river to the Shoshone National Forest boundary; southerly along said boundary to the Wind River Indian Reservation boundary; westerly, then southerly along said boundary to the Continental Divide; southeasterly along said divide to the Middle Fork of Boulder Creek; westerly down said creek to Boulder Creek; westerly down said creek to the Bridger-Teton National Forest boundary; northwesterly along said boundary to its intersection with U.S. Highway 189–191; northwesterly along said highway to the intersection with U.S. Highway 26–89–191; northerly along said highway to Wyoming Highway 22 in the town of Jackson; westerly along said highway to the Wyoming-Idaho State line; north along said State line to the Wyoming-Montana State line; north, then east along said State line to Wyoming Highway 120.
The predator management area includes the portions of Sublette County outside the trophy game area description above.
Livestock producers in the predator management area who xperience problems are asked to call one of the predator board members to receive assistance. The board is in the process of contracting with USDA Wildlife Services to control problem wolves on a case-by-case basis. Wildlife Services can be reached by calling 307-362-7238.
Sublette County Predator Board members:
Pete Arambel, Boulder
Garland Swain, Daniel
Cat Urbigkit, Big Piney
Kevin Campbell, Bondurant
Bill Mayo, Boulder
Cash Rich, Pinedale
Merrill Dana, Daniel