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 REPORT - June 20, 2011 through July 18, 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/ 

MONITORING
Through July 18th, at least 15 packs are confirmed or suspected to have produced pups in 2011 in Wyoming (outside Yellowstone National Park).

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

Total Wolf mortality in Wyoming (outside of Yellowstone National Park from 2003 - 2011

 

CONTROL
Wyoming:
On 7/8/11, WY Wildlife Services confirmed a three calves injured by wolves on private property west of Cody, WY. On 7/10/11, USFWS and Wildlife Services confirmed 2 calves killed on the same property. On 7/13/11, control was completed when 2 wolves were removed near the depredation site.

On 7/17/11, WGFD confirmed an adult cow killed by wolves on a public grazing allotment NW of Dubois, WY.

Table 1. Confirmed livestock depredations and control actions in WY from 2003 - 2011.
           table 1 - 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
Nothing to report at this time. 

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