A calf was recently confirmed killed by wolves in the Middle Fork of Rock Creek, southwest of Philipsburg. USDA Wildlife Services confirmed the depredation July 30.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) officials authorized the removal of a two wolves in the area where the carcass was found. Wildlife Services killed one wolf on July 30. One additional wolf can be removed, either by Wildlife Services or by the landowner with a 45-day shoot on site permit.
Working closely with landowners, FWP uses an incremental approach to address confirmed livestock depredations. FWP will continue to work with area landowners to reduce depredation risks and monitor the area for wolves.
To learn more about Montana’s recovered wolf population, visit FWP online at www.fwp.mt.gov/wildthings/wolf, where visitors can also tell FWP when they see wolves or wolf sign. The information helps to verify the activity, distribution, and pack size of Montana’s recovered wolf population.