WPR News
9:18 am
Tue April 1, 2008

Wolves Killed Following Delisting

Pinedale, Wy – Wyoming hunters and ranchers killed at least three gray wolves within the first three days of the animals'
removal from the federal endangered species list.
Wyoming, Montana and Idaho took over management of wolves within
their borders on Friday. That's when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service ended protection of the animals under the Endangered
Species Act.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says a male and female wolf
were killed Friday near an elk feedground in the Pinedale area in
Sublette County.
A member of the Sublette County Predator Board says a rancher
killed a wolf on his property Friday because he'd been having
problems with a wolf harassing his livestock.
All three wolves were killed in Wyoming's predator zone, where
people are now allowed to kill wolves at any time and for any
reason. Wyoming law requires that hunters report the time, location
and sex of each kill within 10 days.