October 15th-31st Range Rider Update

Most cattle have moved out of the Valley or are on their way out, so it has become much quieter in the Centennial. Sadly, the Team must wrap up their season in the Valley until next spring, but look forward to returning and seeing everyone’s smiling faces next year! Thank you to all participating ranches, and those of you who reported wildlife sightings. The Team could not have accomplished nearly as much as they did without you!

Here is the final wildlife tracking report for the 2017 season:

Wolf tracks were found on the north side of the Valley and in the Sandhills. Hunters also reported seeing four wolves east of the Long Creek drainage. A member ranch discovered a depredation in their cattle. It was later confirmed by Wildlife Services as a wolf depredation.

In contrast to earlier this season, no bears or sign were reported by the Team or the community over the past two weeks. 

We welcomed November in with some snow flying! Elk are still moving throughout the Valley. Hunters, please remember to be safe, be smart, and have fun in the winter weather for the duration of hunting season!

Thank you to All for a successful season! Special thanks go to Marcie and Sarah for ending the season strong!