Wyoming wolf depredation update
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
September 23, 2010
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reports:
"Fremont County: On 9/13/10, WGFD investigated a dead calf on a USFS grazing allotment near Moccasin Basin by Togwotee Pass. Wolves feeding on the carcass had consumed enough of the carcass to make it impossible to positively determine the cause of death; however, there was sufficient evidence to record the dead calf as a probable wolf kill. WGFD will compensate the producer for the lost calf. If the producer loses additional cattle from confirmed wolf depredations, we will remove some wolves from the area to minimize additional losses.
"On 9/17/10, WY Wildlife Services confirmed calf was injured by wolves in the Wiggins Fork Pack, near Dubois, WY. The same producer lost another calf to wolves earlier this summer. Control is ongoing to remove 3 wolves.
"Park County: On 9/16/10, USFWS and W.S. confirmed 4 calves were injured by wolves on a grazing allotment west of Cody. Control is ongoing to remove 2-3 wolves from the Hoodoo Pack."