Another sighting leads to the confirmation that wolves have returned to the Centennial State. Earlier this month, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) reported that a Colorado resident had spotted seven wolves on March 3. CPW wildlife officials investigated the sighting and were able to “visually verify six wolves in the reported area” the following day, according to the Craig Press.
This makes it the second time the same pack of wolves have been spotted in Moffat County. As goHUNT previously reported, the first sighting occurred on Jan. 19 when CPW officials confirmed seeing six wolves two miles from an animal carcass. According to the Craig Press, the wolves likely migrated from populations in Wyoming, Idaho or Montana.
Because wolves are considered a federally endangered species, CPW will work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to monitor their activity. Remember: it is a federal offense to kill a wolf in Colorado. Anyone who does faces a $100,000 fine and a year in prison per offense. Should you see or hear any signs of wolves, CPW urges you to fill out the Wolf Sighting Form immediately.