Recently we had the chance to sit down with J.T. Romatzke of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife to get the facts behind the wolves in Colorado. We discussed the recent sightings of wolves in Colorado. We also got to talk to him about the CPW management plan for wolves.
Wolves have been spotted in Colorado (Per the Denver Channel):
- 2004, a wolf killed in a vehicle collision on Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs.
- 2007, two CPW wildlife officers captured video of an animal with strong wolf-like characteristics along the Colorado-Wyoming border, a few miles north of Walden.
- 2009, a radio-collared gray wolf found dead north of Rifle.
- 2015, a trail cam near Walden captured photos of an animal that appeared to be a wolf.
- 2015, a small-game hunter mistakenly killed what he thought was a coyote near Wolford Mountain Reservoir, a few miles north of Kremmling. Officials said an investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identified the animal as a gray wolf.
- And more recent sightings in Jackson and Grand County.
The movement to put wolf reintroduction on the November 2020 ballot in Colorado requires 124,000 signatures. The Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund (RMWAF) has been canvassing for signatures. RMWAF notified the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday, Dec. 10 2019, that the signatures have been acquired.
The movement to put wolf reintroduction on the November 2020 ballot in Colorado requires 124,000 signatures. The Rocky…
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