Wyoming wolf update
Wolf problems in the Bighorns
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
July 19, 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 14 lambs and 1 ewe on public land in the Big Horn Mountains, approx. 15 miles south of the Wyoming/Montana state border. Four additional lambs were injured and are not expected to survive. The depredations first occurred on 7/12/10, with additional depredations occurring on 7/13/10. The USFWS requested Wildlife Services to remove the offending wolves. Last year, 3 wolves killed >113 sheep in the Big Horn Mountains before the depredating wolves could be controlled."
"At least 14 packs have denned this spring in Wyoming (outside YNP), including:
Absaroka, Beartooth, Chagrin River, East Fork, Elk Fork Creek, Greybull River, Green River, Hoodoo, Huckleberry, Pacific Creek, Phantom Springs, Pinnacle Peak, Sunlight, and Owl Creek."