Casper, Wy – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to kill two wolves that are believed to have killed a yearling calf in the Laramie Mountains southeast of Casper.
Mike Jimenez, the service's wolf coordinator for Wyoming, says a
rancher in the area of the Deer Creek drainage reported the
depredation last week.
Wildlife Services agents conducted a necropsy and confirmed the
calf was killed by wolves.
Jimenez says it's common for wolves to disperse around the state
during the winter, but this is the farthest east that wolves have
been spotted in Wyoming.
Jimenez says the two black wolves apparently paired up southeast
of Casper and are not collared.
While wolves are protected as endangered species, Wildlife
Services routinely kills wolves that attack livestock.