Calf killed by wolf in Jackson County on Saturday, CPW confirms

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Posted at 2:28 PM, May 26, 2024

JACKSON COUNTY, Colo. — Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife have (CPW) confirmed a wolf killed a calf at a Jackson County ranch on Saturday.

CPW said it received a report of a possible wolf depredation of a calf sometime on Saturday. The agency said local staff then began conducting a field investigation. Some time on Sunday, they confirmed a wolf had killed the calf.

Jackson County rancher Don Gittleson discovered the calf Saturday afternoon, but told Steamboat Radio he thinks the kill took place the night before.

If a wolf depredation incident is confirmed, Gittleson would be eligible for fair market value compensation if he submits a claim.

CPW set up a wolf depredation report site to inform the public about confirmed livestock depredations by wolves in Colorado.

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