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LIVINGSTON — Wildlife officials say a previously unknown pack of wolves is responsible for killing a calf in the Tom Miner Basin area of Park County.

Yellowstone Cattle Co.'s Mike Hubbard said he found the carcass April 18, and officials with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks determined two to three wolves were responsible for the death.

FWP wolf management specialist Abby Nelson said the wolves returned to the carcass on two subsequent nights, but traps were removed after a couple of days because of signs that a grizzly bear was in the area.

Nelson said a pack spent some time in the area last year but has since moved south into Yellowstone National Park.

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The depredation is the first reported in the area this year, and Hubbard has been issued a shoot-on-site permit for one wolf.

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