Laramie, WY – Wyoming sued the federal government Tuesday over its rejection of the state's proposed wolf management plan. The federal government in July rejected Wyoming's petition to remove wolves in the state from the federal list of threatened and endangered species. State officials argue that the federal government rejected the state's proposed wolf management plan because of political
considerations, not because of its scientific merits. Wyoming's proposed plan for managing the estimated 300 wolves in the state generally calls for leaving the animals alone in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. The state proposes to allow trophy hunting for them in areas next to the parks and for generally unrestricted hunting elsewhere.
Governor Dave Freudenthal says Wyoming's plan is based on solid science.