US Fish and Wildlife Publishes Wolf PlanThere is finally an end in sight to the long debate over removing wolves from the endangered species list in Wyoming.
This morning, the US Fish and Wildlife service published its draft plan to turn wolf management over to state. The plan paves the way for removing wolves from federal protection by next summer or fall.
Governor Matt Mead hammered out a deal with the interior department this spring, a deal the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has already given preliminary approval to.
The plan will need to go to the legislature in February, before it can be officially implemented.
The plan sets up a flexible area in the northwest part of the state where wolves would be protected. In the rest of the state, they could be shot on sight.
It is estimated that there are currently about 300 wolves in Wyoming.