Posted by: Bob Payne | May 17, 2011

Wyoming wolf plan faces roadblocks

Gov. Matt Mead said last week that his plan is to reach an agreement by summer with federal wildlife officials to remove Wyoming wolves from the federal endangered species list. … Since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s, Wyoming and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have clashed over what the state’s wolf management plan should look like. State officials, as well as many ranchers and sportsmen, want to allow unregulated killing of the animals in all but the northeast corner of the state. Federal officials and environmental groups want wolves to be classified as “trophy game” throughout the state, meaning they could only be hunted with a license.

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