Pos­si­ble wolf sight­ing re­ported in Car­bon area

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

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.

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