Six wolves killed in Wyoming in six weeks

Sep 5, 2011

(Associated Press)

Jackson, WY -- While residents debate Wyoming's proposed wolf plan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has killed six wolves in as many weeks for preying on livestock.

An agent for the federal agency responsible for wolf recovery reported three wolves were killed after a cow was found dead July 17 on a public grazing allotment near Togwotee Pass in northwest Wyoming.

About a month later, wolves killed three calves and yearling cow on another allotment in the Upper Green River drainage.

Federal Fish and Wildlife officials say three wolves were killed in the Upper Green and more may be targeted.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/n79RRx) that the agency also has issued a shoot-on-sight permit to a La Barge resident after confirming six horses were injured by wolves there.