Wolf collaring continues

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is continuing its wolf monitoring effort with the capture and collaring of several animals across their range in northwest Wyoming. The department is responsible for management of the state’s wolf population outside Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

So far this winter, approximately 43 new collars have been deployed, bringing the total number of marked animals to over 75 within the state’s trophy game management area. Managers like to have at least 1-2 collared animals in each pack to monitor the changing distribution and derive an accurate count for the population.

The department has also been deploying additional GPS collars to assist in cooperative research projects with University of California-Berkeley, the National Elk Refuge, and Grand Teton National Park. Regular aerial surveys are flown to keep tabs on the collared animals and their associated packs.

 

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