This week I know of 12 that were killed by the Feds, add to that the rancher have been shooting on site if they can plus the few were killing during hunting and you get a picture of what these wolves will sustain.
A month ago a rancher here had 11 heifers killed in one pasture, not a single bite eaten, then a sheep guy had 149 sheep killed and last week had another 29 killed. When the pups hit this age they are killing machines, the heifer I guess you could see that one ran on each side and would grab there front ends and drop them in the trail running. All kills were confirmed by government trapper. Don't under estimate the kill number it is amazing the killing power of these animals.
If you can find some of the old picture of wolfers or of some of the last wolves killed they are nothing like what the Feds unleashed on us, they were bigger than a coyote but not by as much as these are and they ran in packs kinda like coyotes not in these super packs were seeing now. They have literally wiped out some wildlife population is some of the valleys around Montana.
Some of the old timers are saying that unless they are hit hard and we start denning them we will never stay with or get a handle on the population till they have killed themselve out of food and us out of hunting, which I would say has been the enviromental wacko plan all along.
Hope you get one or two
I'm actually kinda excited about this.