Governor Mead Signs Wolf Management BillNearly 20 years of debate over wolves in Wyoming may finally be coming to an end.
Governor Mead has signed the bill that will remove federal endangered species protection for wolves in the cowboy state.
The new law reflects the agreement worked out by Mead and interior secretary Ken Salazar last year. Under the plan, wolves will be protected in a flexible zone around Yellowstone National Park. In the rest of the state, they will be classified as predators that could be shot on sight.
State officials say they hope federal government will enact legislation specifying that the agreement can't be challenged in the courts.