Most Active Stories
- When Facts Are Scarce, ER Doctor Turns Detective To Decide On Care
- StoryCorps: CJ Box Talks With His Daughter About Their Favorite Pastime, Fly Fishing
- Sen. Barrasso's Timber Bill Unpopular With Environmentalists And Foresters
- Researchers Map Migration Routes With An Eye To Protecting Wildlife
- Legislature Passes Grand Teton Land Swap Bill
Fri September 28, 2012
Wyoming to take over wolf management Monday
Wyoming is set to take over management of wolves on Monday. Earlier this month, U.S. Fish and Wildlife decided to remove the animals from the endangered species list.
Wyoming’s management plan allows wolves to be shot on sight in most of the state. In a few areas, a license will be required.
Gov. Matt Mead says he’s pleased that the state will now have control.
“We understand that not everyone agrees with the plan, but what I continue to suggest to people is it’s scientifically sound,” Mead said. “It was recommended by the Secretary of Interior and the director of Fish and Wildlife Service. It’s been peer reviewed twice. It is a sound plan.”
Various environmental groups have said they plan to sue over the removal of federal protections for wolves.