Statute conceals wolf kill details

From the Jackson Hole News & Guide:

A small agricultural valley on the fringes of Jackson was the site last year of steady conflict between a wolf pack and the cattle dotting the narrow band of pastureland straddling Spring Gulch Road.

Both wound up on the losing end, as did the livestock producers who endured the bloodshed. Eleven Pinnacle Peak Pack wolves were felled by managers with traps and rifles who were intent on stemming drawn-out depredations that claimed at least eight head of cattle over the summer and fall.

The canine-cow clash in Spring Gulch continued this year, but out of the public spotlight. Cattlemen didn’t return phone calls, and Wyoming wildlife managers, who gained authority over wolves this spring, said they were prohibited by state law from discussing any incident that involves the legal killing of Canis lupus.

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