Game & Fish Continues Wolf Monitoring Effort

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PINEDALE – In April of 2017, following some legal challenges, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department resumed management authority over wolves in Wyoming, outside of Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation. A large part of management is monitoring wolf numbers, distribution, survival and overall demographics of the population to inform management decisions. 

One tool the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Large Carnivore Section employs in monitoring is the capturing and radio-marking of wolves. Ideally, the objective is to have at least one wolf collared in every known pack, but wolves can be difficult to find and capture, even with a helicopter. In addition, the Department’s Large Carnivore biologists also put on boots, skis or snowshoes and follow-up on reported sitings to help gain accurate counts of wolves, as well as assist with aerial captures.<<<Read More>>>