September 05, 2012
Wyoming Wolves Delisted, Hunting Plans Approved
By Chad Love
Add the Equality State to the list of states now free to implement their own wolf management plans, i.e., hunts.
From this story in the Casper Star-Tribune:
Wolves will once again leave the endangered species list in Wyoming. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday that it would delist wolves in Wyoming and approve the state’s management and hunting plans. Under the ruling, wolves will be hunted and managed in a trophy game area in the northwest corner of the state outside of Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway, the National Elk Refuge and the Wind River Indian Reservation. They can be shot on sight in the rest of the state. The ruling will be official Sept. 30, said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. Hunting season is scheduled to begin Oct. 1.
Any Wyoming hunters making plans for a wolf hunt?