Wolves killing sheep in the Bighorns
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
July 27, 2010
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports:
" On 7/15/10, Wyoming Wildlife Services confirmed that 1-2 wolves killed a total of 18 lambs and 1 ewe on public land in the Big Horn Mountains, approx. 15 miles south of the Wyoming/Montana state border. The depredations first occurred on 7/12/10, with additional depredations occurring on 7/13/10. The herders’ camp is located onsite where sheep are grazing. Three guard dogs and several herding dogs are being used. On 7/19/10, Wildlife Services confirmed another 5 lambs (weighing approx. 65-70 lbs) were killed by wolves. The USFWS flew a telemetry flight in the area but did not locate any known dispersing or missing radio collared wolves. Control is ongoing to remove the depredating wolves."