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Colorado Wolf Pack Kills Cattle for First Time in Over 70 Years

  • Voters approved plan to reintroduce gray wolves in November
  • Remains of 500-pound heifer discovered in north of state
An image released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a wolf on a CPW-owned game camera in Moffat County, Colo. on June 3, 2020.

An image released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a wolf on a CPW-owned game camera in Moffat County, Colo. on June 3, 2020.

Source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Colorado suffered its first wolf pack kill of cattle in more than 70 years as the state draws up plans to reintroduce gray wolves into the wild as part of a voter-approved initiative, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association said.

“The results of this investigation indicated wolf tracks in the immediate vicinity of the carcass and wounds on the calf consistent with wolf depredation,” said Kris Middledorf, area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a state agency.