Latest official Wyoming wolf report shows livestock losses continue to be trivial
Guard dog with sheep
The wolf manager's latest report shows wolves killed a mere 12 cattle (mostly calves) so far this year (and injured 7 more calves). Only 16 sheep were killed. Fourteen wolves were killed in response to these livestock losses. Most of the sheep lost were SW Wyoming where wolves will be classified as vermin when the state plan is approved by the federal government. The state's wolf population declined in 2011. Of course, population figures are not in for 2012, but preliminary reports show no indication of any big change.
Wyoming Wolf-black color phase
Those who want to see Wyoming wolves in the wild should brave the likely wildfires to see them because it might be their last chance of that being a reasonable possibility.