Wolf killed in Utah
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
December 30, 2014
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reports:
"A coyote hunter accidentally shot and killed a radio-collared northern gray wolf near Beaver on Dec. 28.
Beaver is in southwestern Utah.
As soon as the hunter realized the animal he killed wasn't a coyote, he contacted the Division of Wildlife Resources. The DWR then contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who confirmed the animal was a three-year-old female northern gray wolf that was collared in January 2014 near Cody, Wyoming.
The wolf was shot near the south end of the Tushar Mountains, a few miles outside of Beaver.
DWR conservation officers are still reviewing the case and will provide additional information as it becomes available."
Wolf advocates fear that the wolf killed in Utah was the same wolf recently documented to be prowling the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, 200 miles to the south.