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Report: Wolf and Livestock Deaths Hit Record High in Wyoming

posted Sep 4, 2017, 9:43 PM by chloe owens

7/17/17, by US News

Report: Wolf and Livestock Deaths Hit Record High in Wyoming

Gray wolves killed a record number of livestock in Wyoming last year, and wildlife managers responded by killing a record number of wolves that were responsible, according to a new federal report. The report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that wolves killed 243 livestock, including 154 cattle, 88 sheep and one horse, in 2016. In 2015, 134 livestock deaths attributed to wolves were recorded. Last year's livestock losses in Wyoming exceeded the previous record of 222 in 2009. As a result, wildlife managers last year killed 113 wolves that were confirmed to be attacking livestock. In 2015, they killed 54 wolves.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wyoming/articles/2017-07-17/report-wolf-and-livestock-deaths-hit-record-high-in-wyoming

 

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