Elk NetworkWolves, Pup Still Thriving in Colorado

General | September 11, 2020

Despite reports that several wolves were shot and killed just north of the Colorado-Wyoming border several months ago, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officials confirmed wolves are still on the ground in Colorado.

“We have continued monitoring the area and have continued to see the presence of wolves on the landscape in northwest Colorado since then, including images of multiple wolves from game cameras captured after hearing of wolves being taken in Wyoming,” CPW spokesperson Rebecca Ferrell, told the Denver Post.

Environmentalists seeking to forcibly introduce wolves into Colorado via a ballot initiative issued statements after the recent wolf kills claiming those animals were part of the Colorado pack. The wolf shootings in Wyoming are legal where the population is more than 100 percent above minimum recovery levels.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly opposes Proposition 114, which circumvents Colorado wildlife managers who four times studied the wolf introduction issues and ruled against it each time.

(Photo source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)