Wolf Sightings Increase in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Officials with Fisheries and Land Resources confirm that unsecured food, including the dumping of garbage, has been drawing wolves in and around Happy-Valley Goose Bay. Wolf observations in the community have increased in recent months, with most occurring in the east end.

Residents are reminded that unsecured food and dumping of garbage are typically the root cause of wildlife conflicts in human populated areas. There are also existing prohibitions on the dumping of garbage in all areas outside of designated municipal waste disposal facilities.

Wolves can sometimes pose a risk to pets, particularly dogs.