WPR News
7:45 am
Mon February 9, 2009

Wolf Management Bill Moves Forward

Cheyenne, WY – Despite the objections of a variety livestock organizations, the Wyoming House has given initial approval to a bill that would revise Wyoming's wolf management law. The bill gives more power to the Game and Fish Commission to set boundaries where wolves would be managed, but the bill keeps in tact a provision that allows wolves to be killed when they leave protected zones. Speaker of the House Colin Simpson urged passage of the bill in order to give the state a chance to address some federal objections. But Bob Wharff of Wyoming Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife would rather see the state go to court to defend its current plan though Wharff believes that the issue will end up in court, no matter what the state decides to do. The House will debate the bill two more times.