As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of gray wolves in northwest Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct trapping operations in the Absaroka Mountains west of Cody. Trapping will begin Sunday and may continue through July 15.
All major access points where trapping is being conducted for monitoring purposes will be marked with warning signs.
Monitoring the number, distribution, and other activities of gray wolves is vital to the ongoing recovery of gray wolves in the Yellowstone ecosystem and is required under the terms of delisting. Trapped animals are immobilized, processed, released on-site, and monitored in accordance with standard wolf capture and handling techniques.
For more information regarding gray wolf capture efforts, call the Game and Fish Cody regional office at 307-527-7125 or your local Game and Fish biologist or game warden.