Wolves near Bozeman? (VIDEO)

Posted at 6:33 PM, Feb 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-21 16:21:15-05

(Updated with additional information from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, 2:20 p.m. MST, 02/21/2023)

BOZEMAN — A viewer sent MTN News a video of what he believed to be two wolves, seen up on the hill, roaming around the Story Mill in north Bozeman. There are also a few deer nearby, that the viewer said were chased by the animals.

We sent this video to Robert Crabtree, the director and chief scientist at the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center in Bozeman. He tells us he is 90 percent sure we're seeing coyotes here, not wolves.

According to Morgan Jacobsen, information and education program manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 3, there is not enough detail in the video to confirm the animals are wolves. Jacobsen added, however, that there have never been confirmed reports of wolves in the area.

Video provided by Joshua Cole.