Wolves killing livestock in Upper Green
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
August 17, 2008
The Green River wolf pack is at it again. Mike Jimenez of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported on August 15 that at least six cattle and two sheep have been confirmed as wolf kills in the Upper Green River region of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. This is an area where wolf predation problems persist each year.
The Green River wolf pack, which consists of four adult wolves and four pups, is suspected in all the depredations, but currently no member of the pack is wearing a radio collar, so locating the pack for control has proven difficult, Jimenez said. Efforts are underway to trap at least one of the wolves so that a collar can be placed on it and it will be set free to join back up with its pack members, assisting in the effort to locate the entire pack for control.
"We will start removing wolves once we get one collared," Jimenez said.