Gray Wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains
Mountain-Prairie Region

Wyoming Gray Wolf Recovery Status Report

From:               USFWS Wyoming Wolf Recovery Project Leader, Jackson, WY

Subject:           Status of Gray Wolf Management in Wyoming and the NRM

WYOMING WOLF WEEKLY- May 9, 2011 through June 3, 2011

           
Web Address – USFWS reports (past weekly and annual reports) can be viewed at http://westerngraywolf.fws.gov .   All weekly and annual reports are government property and can be used for any purpose.  Please distribute as you see fit.

2010 Annual Report
The 2010 Interagency Annual Wolf (Canis lupus) Report for the NRM DPS will be available March 10, 2011 on-line at http://westerngraywolf.fws.gov .  The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks section of the annual wolf report will also available on-line on its websites at http://fwp.mt.gov/fishAndWildlife/management/wolf/default.html.  The annual wolf report is composed of five Sections: 1) Montana; 2) Wyoming; 3) Idaho; 4) USFWS overview of dispersal, funding, litigation, and relevant publications; and 5) Tables and Figures of wolf population statistics and wolf depredations. 

Information about Oregon wolves can be viewed at: 
www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves

Information about Washington wolves can be viewed at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_wolf/

MOVING ON - With the retirement of Margot Zallen, Ed Bangs, and Steve Fritts, June 3rd marks the end of an era in the northern Rocky Mountain wolf program. Collectively, these 3 distinguished professionals contributed almost 90 years of public service. Their leadership and expertise paved the way for wolf recovery. Margot, Ed, and Steve, will be sorely missed and we wish them the very best in their retirement. Congratulations! 

MONITORING
Bob Wells (USDA Wildlife Services) caught 2wolves from the Greybull River pack while he was trapping coyotes on private property near Meeteetse WY. Bob and Scott Becker (USFWS) radiocollared both wolves and released them on site.

Table 1. Total wolf mortality in Wyoming (outside YNP) from 2003-2011.

table 1: total wolf mortality in Wyoming outside Yellowstone National Park from 2003-2011

CONTROL
Wyoming:
On 5/31/11, wolves killed 1 calf and severely injured a 2nd calf on private property west of Cody, WY. The 2nd calf had to be euthanized. Control was completed on 5/31/11 when an adult female wolf was removed at the killsite.

Table 1. Confirmed livestock depredations and control actions in WY from 2003 - 2011.
           Confirmed livestock depredations and control actions in Wyoming from 2003-2011
* A horse broke its leg and had to be euthanized after being chased by wolves in a pasture on private property. 

RESEARCH
Nothing to report at this time. 

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RELATED ACTIVITIES   
Nothing to report at this time. 

OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
On 5/25/11, Jimenez (USFWS) spoke and participated in a panel discussion at the 46th North American Moose Conference in Jackson, WY.  

FURTHER INFORMATION
To request an investigation of livestock injured or killed by wolves, please contact the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Wildlife Services at (307)261-5336.

For additional information, please contact:
Mike Jimenez (Jackson) (307)330-5631 or (307)733-7096 or Mike_Jimenez@FWS.GOV
Scott Becker (Cody) (307)527-8916 or (307)699-3411 or Scott_Becker@FWS.GOV

Last updated: November 8, 2012