JACKSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – The reintroduction of the gray wolf has been a controversial issue since voters approved it Recommend 114 less than a percentage point last year. Now, the Colorado Cattle Association has reported a wolf killed a cow near Walden.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has not confirmed this case but is actively investigating.
According to the Colorado Cattle Association, the wolf killed a 500-pound replacement heifer, one that was brought into the herd for breeding. The cow was killed in the same place where the wolves had previously migrated to Colorado and laid a litter.
CPW confirmed that there are up to six wolves in the state, and that number is expected to grow over the next few years as a result of Proposition 114. The wolves will be fully returned to the state by the end of 2023.
If CPW confirms the attack, they will pay the market value of the bull. Last year, they paid out nearly half a million dollars for 183 claims.
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