Five wolves killed in Upper Green
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online
September 12, 2010
After killing livestock on numerous occasions, five wolves from the 13-member Green River wolf pack were killed by federal wildlife officials last week. Here’s what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports in its current wolf status report:
"WY Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves from the Green River Pack (13 wolves) killed 1 calf on 8/14/10, 2 calves on 8/15/10, and 1 calf on 8/17/10 in the Upper Green River drainage. The pack killed 2 additional calves earlier this summer. Wildlife Services trapped and radio collar a pup on 8/24/10. Control was completed when W.S. removed 5 wolves on 8/31/10.
"Park County: On 8/26/10, WY Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves from the Absaroka Pack (10 wolves) killed a calf. Control was completed on 8/28/10 when 2 wolves were removed.
"Fremont County: WY Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves from the East Fork Pack (8 wolves) killed 1 calf on 8/8/10, 1 calf on 8/14/10 and an adult cow on 8/15/10. On 8/20/10, Wildlife Services captured and radio collared an adult male and an adult female wolf. Control actions were completed on 8/27/10 after 2 wolves were removed."