MOFFAT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say they received more proof of a wolf pack tracking through Moffat County. A resident reported seeing seven wolves on March 3.
CPW say they saw six wolves in the area. CPW says the new evidence was several miles south of previous tracks they found in January.READ MORE: Snow, Rain A Welcome Sight In Colorado But Drought Still A Big Problem
Residents have also reported hearing howling, seeing carcasses and tracks.
Officers say the wolves are likely migrating from larger populations in Wyoming.READ MORE: Colorado Community Uses 'The Social Dilemma' To Ignite Conversation About Unity, Change
Killing a wolf in Colorado is illegal and can result in federal charges, including a $100,000 fine and a year in prison, per offense.
CPW asks the public to avoid any wolves and report any sightings to CPW as soon as possible.MORE NEWS: COVID In Denver: Vaccine Focus Continues In Underserved Communities
Colorado voters will decide in the fall whether to reintroduce wolves into the state.