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Wolves hit horses
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
August 30, 2011

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports:

"On 7/17/11, wolves killed an adult cow on a public grazing allotment near Togwotee Pass. Control actions were completed when Wildlife Services radio collared 2 wolves and removed 3 adult wolves.

On 8/13/11, Wyoming Wildlife Services confirm 6 horses injured by wolves on private property south of La Barge, WY. Two to three wolves have been reported in the area. The USFWS issued a Shoot-on-Sight Permit to the owner and requested Wildlife Services to remove the wolves.

On 8/19/11, Wyoming Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a calf and a yearling cow on a public grazing allotment in the Upper Green river drainage. On 8/20/11, two more calves were killed. Two wolves were removed on 8/21/11 and one wolf was removed on 8/26/11. Control actions are ongoing.

Between 7/16 through 7/19, a wolf killed >10 sheep on private property in the Big Horn Mountains. The USFWS requested Wyoming Wildlife Services to remove the wolf and issued a Shoot-on-Sight permit to the producer. Control actions are ongoing."

The agency reports the following livestock kills due to wolves this year in Wyoming:
20 confirmed cattle kills, 28 confirmed sheep kills, one confirmed dog kill. Nineteen wolves were controlled in response to depredations.

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  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wolf page - Read more here.
  • Wolf Watch - by Cat Urbigkit
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