Volume 3, Number 27 - October 2, 2003
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by Cat Urbigkit
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported Wednesday that wolves were confirmed to have killed a cow and calf in the Upper Green River region last week, so the agency authorized USDA Wildlife Services specialists to kill the three-year old male wolf that has been running with the Green River female wolf and her pups.
Wildlife Services succeeded in the mission Friday, meaning that this is the second male wolf associated with the Green River female that has had to be destroyed because of livestock depredations. It apparently won't be the last either.
Mike Jimenez of FWS said Wednesday, "Yesterday I looked at a calf kill and a sheep kill in the same area," and confirmed that wolves were responsible for these kills as well. Jimenez said the he flew the area and saw the Green River accompanied by yet another uncollared adult wolf, so he authorized FWS to kill that wolf as well.
Jimenez said killing the wolves are aimed at stopping the problem.
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