Wyoming's breeding wolf packs
by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
June 17, 2009
On 6/2/09, Wyoming Wildlife Services (USDA) trapped and radio collared a female wolf in the Washakie Pack near Dubois.
On 6/3/09, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Grand Teton National Park personnel retrieved the carcass of a young wolf that apparently died last year in GTNP. USFWS Law Enforcement routinely sends wolf carcasses to the USFWS Ashland Forensics Lab to determine the cause of death.
At least 15 breeding pairs have been identified this spring in Wyoming, outside Yellowstone National Park:
Jackson = 5 denning packs;
Cody/Sunlight = 4;
Cora/Pinedale = 2;
Dubois = 1;
Green River = 1;
west side of the Teton Range = 1;
and South Pass/Sweetwater = 1.
Telemetry flights will continue this spring to identify additional packs that have denned.
On 5/4/09, Wyoming W.S. confirmed that >2 wolves killed 13 ewes, 17 lambs, and injured 3 additional lambs on a public grazing allotment in the Big Horn Mountains. The USFWS requested W.S. to remove both wolves and control is ongoing.