FWS releases depredation numbers
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
December 7, 2009
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that as of the first week of December 2009, these are Wyoming's depredation numbers:
A total of 195 sheep were killed, with 14 wolves killed in responding control actions. Thirty-seven sheep were killed in the Upper Green, along with six wolves; 113 sheep and three wolves in the Big Horn Mountains; and 45 sheep and five wolves in the Dog Creek area of the Snake River country.
Twenty-one head of cattle were killed in eight areas, with 16 wolves killed in control actions. All but about 10 of the cattle were killed in various areas of Sublette County.
In addition, seven dogs were killed by wolves in Wyoming so far this year.