Wolf and grizzly trapping in Pinedale region
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
May 17, 2013
As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of gray wolves in northwest Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct scientific trapping operations in the northern Wind River Mountains and Gros Ventre Mountains north of Pinedale and east of Bondurant. Trapping will begin after May 19, 2013 and may continue through August 31, 2013.
Also, as part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, WG&F will conduct research trapping operations north and west of Pinedale beginning after May 19 and may continue through September 31, 2013.
All major access points where trapping is being conducted for monitoring purposes will be marked with warning signs. It is critical that all members of the public heed these signs and not venture into posted areas.
Monitoring the number, distribution and other activities of gray wolves and grizzly bears are vital to the ongoing recovery of these large carnivores in the Yellowstone ecosystem and is required under the terms of delisting. Trapped animals are immobilized, processed, released on site, and monitored in accordance with standard capture and handling techniques.