Possible wolf sighting reported in Carbon area
Residents in the Carbon area are being warned of the possibility of a wolf roaming in the area.
Over the last week, there have been reports on social media of a large black wolf in the area.
While area Fish and Wildlife Officer Jeff Zimmer says he has not heard officially of a report, he has heard anecdotally of wolf sightings in this area. need a license to hunt them here, landowners or residents with permission to hunt on a person’s land can shoot them, so they are similar to coyotes,” he said.
While with a typical sighting he doesn’t expect residents to report it to Fish and Wildlife, he urges residents to make a report if there is stock killed.
“The only time we would like a call is if a producer finds a dead calf and they think it might be a predator kill. They should call us immediately to have a look because there is a compensation program through the province for that. This covers wolves, cougars and bears, but we don’t get many calls for that here,” he said, adding time is of the essence.
“They should call us right away because the way we have coyotes around here, it doesn’t take too long and all there is left are bones and hide,” he said.