2008 Wyoming wolf kill tally: 35
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
August 15, 2008
2008 Wyoming wolf kills by county: 35 total
With 35 wolves killed statewide this year, Wyoming is about in line with last year's numbers. Park and Sublette County have had the most livestock depredations and thus, the most wolves killed due to those problems.
Of the wolves killed in Sublette County, at least seven were taken in control actions (either by contracted control officials or a rancher) in response to livestock depredations. Many of the others killed in Sublette County were taken in areas where chronic problems with depredations occurred, and FWS has reported many of these wolves would have been taken out in control actions at a later time, had hunters not taken the action while wolves were briefly under state management.
All 14 wolves killed in the last month in Park County were taken by federal wildlife officials in response to livestock depredations.
By month, and by county, here's the tally:
2 Sublette/Fremont boundary
1 Lincoln? (Upper Hoback boundary)
(On March 28 wolves were delisted. July 18 federal protection was restored.)
July 15 – August 14, 2008