Wolf Control in Wyoming
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
July 21, 2015
Mike Jimenez of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said Tuesday that federal wildlife officials have destroyed 16 wolves in Wyoming in 2015 in response to livestock depredations.
The most recent wolf control action was last week, when two wolves were killed in the Upper Green River region due to continued livestock depredations on cattle. In May, six wolves from a pack of 24 were killed in the Gros Ventre due to cattle depredations. In June, a wolf was killed in the Kaycee area after predating on sheep. Half-dozen wolves were killed in two separate control actions in Park County in 2015.
So far in 2015, FWS confirmed that 41 domestic sheep and 15 cattle were killed by wolves in the state, in addition to five calves that were injured.
FWS has one ongoing control action for wolves that have repeatedly preyed on cattle in the Dubois area.