Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming is disputing federal claims that the state's plans for managing wolves wouldn't ensure a viable minimum population of the animals. The state on Friday filed what could be its last brief in a lawsuit over wolves before the case goes before U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson in Cheyenne Jan. 29. Wyoming sued after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in Montana and Idaho but not Wyoming. Responding to the lawsuit, the Fish and Wildlife Service
Lander, Wy – Gov. Dave Freudenthal is supporting proposed legislation to clarify Wyoming's concealed carry reciprocity law. State Attorney General Bruce Salzburg has discovered language in the existing law that would significantly reduce the number of states to which Wyoming could grant reciprocity. Reciprocity is where two states agree to accept one another's permits. Republican Sen. Cale Case of Lander is proposing legislation to clarify the law and remove problems with determining which states should be granted reciprocity.