WPR News
9:52 am
Mon January 12, 2004

Southern Wyoming Ranchers Feel Wolf Threat

Rawlins, WY – Ranchers in southern Wyoming are adjusting to a new danger to their herds following a wolf attack north of Wamsutter. U-S Fish and Wildlife Service biologists say the wolves were likely young males searching for new territory. They don't think an entire pack has relocated. U-S Department of Agriculture officials, however, believe the wolves may be the same seen around the area in recent months. Ranchers are trying to bring in the herd for calving season, but say their cattle are now spooked and don't like to be handled. However, they say the attack won't keep them from their livelihood.