Wyoming wolf depredations
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
August 19, 2011
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports:
"During July 2011, the Dog Creek pack killed >17 sheep and injured a guard dog on a public grazing allotment. Depredation control was completed on 8/7/11 when Idaho Wildlife Services removed 4 wolves.
"On July 20, wolves from the Green River pack killed 1 calf on a USFS grazing allotment. On 8/3/11, wolves injured 3 calves in the same allotment. The calves had to be euthanized. Control efforts were completed on 8/10/11 when Wyoming Wildlife Services removed 2 wolves.
"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."