wolf http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Group Calls For Overhaul Of Wyoming Trapping Laws http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/group-calls-overhaul-wyoming-trapping-laws <p>A local organization is calling for an overhaul of Wyoming’s trapping regulations, saying they haven't been updated since before the de-listing of wolves.</p><p>The group—called Wyoming Untrapped--says more people are setting traps since the de-listing of wolves, which are considered livestock predators. The increase has led to more pets caught in snares and leg holds.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:20:05 +0000 Melodie Edwards 59598 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Group Calls For Overhaul Of Wyoming Trapping Laws National Parks Service Petitioned to Prohibit Wolf Hunting on its Wyoming lands http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/national-parks-service-petitioned-prohibit-wolf-hunting-its-wyoming-lands <p>It’s been eight months since gray wolves were removed from the endangered species list,&nbsp;but&nbsp;some are concerned that the Park Service has not taken necessary&nbsp;action to close&nbsp;a perceived&nbsp;loophole in&nbsp;legal&nbsp;protections for the animals within national park lands.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Specifically,&nbsp;they mean&nbsp;the potential hunting of gray wolves&nbsp;along&nbsp;the&nbsp;John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, which&nbsp;connects Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 11:33:21 +0000 Sara Hossaini 40859 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org National Parks Service Petitioned to Prohibit Wolf Hunting on its Wyoming lands Pro-wolf billboard removed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pro-wolf-billboard-removed <p>A group connected with a pro-wolf organization, projectwolf.org, erected three graphic signs along entrance routes to Yellowstone National Park.</p><p>The billboards are located in Idaho, Montana and, up until today, Wyoming. They have a banner of blood dripping down over four wolves that have been shot and killed with wording that states, “This is what’s happening to your Yellowstone Wolves. Do you care?”</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 22:53:54 +0000 David Koch 40268 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pro-wolf billboard removed Wolf hunting season ends http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wolf-hunting-season-ends <p>Wyoming's wolf hunting season ends today.</p><p>Hunters are allowed to kill a total of 52 wolves ... but as of Friday afternoon, they had taken only 43.</p><p>It's Wyoming's first wolf hunting season since the federal government reintroduced wolves to the Yellowstone ecosystem in the 1990s.</p><p></p><p>Besides those taken during hunting season, 25 wolves have been killed around Wyoming this year because they were considered predators.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:40:55 +0000 Associated Press & Associated Press 34662 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wolf hunting season ends Another lawsuit challenges wolf delisting http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/another-lawsuit-challenges-wolf-delisting <p>A second group of conservation organizations is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for removing Wyoming wolves from the Endangered Species List. One lawsuit was already filed several weeks ago. The new suit has the same goal, which is to reinstate federal protections for wolves.</p><p>Wyoming has promised to maintain at least 150 wolves and 15 breeding pairs. But Duane Short with the Laramie-based Biodiversity Conservation Alliance says that’s not enough.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:17:22 +0000 Willow Belden 33335 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Another lawsuit challenges wolf delisting Worries about wolf kills http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/worries-about-wolf-kills <p>Wyoming residents can now buy a permit to kill a wolf.&nbsp; But in Teton County, they only need a permit if they're hunting north of Highway 22. &nbsp;South of that highway, which bisects the county and crosses Teton Pass, anyone can kill a wolf, day or night, for free -- at least for the next two weeks.</p><p>That's because Wyoming's wolf management plan classifies wolves as trophy game north of the highway. Trophy game status means hunting is regulated and a permit is required. But south of the highway, wolves are deemed predators so those regulations don't apply.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:51:26 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 30891 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Worries about wolf kills Interest high in Wyoming wolf licenses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/interest-high-wyoming-wolf-licenses <p>As of Monday morning, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has sold more than 800 wolf tags. &nbsp;<br><br> Wolves were delisted in Wyoming last month, and this is the first time hunters have been able to buy licenses to hunt them in the state.<br><br> Before a hunter can shoot a wolf in one of the 12 legal hunting areas, he or she has to call an 800-number to confirm the wolf harvest quota hasn’t been reached. After a wolf is killed, the hunter has to call an 800-number again to notify Game and Fish of the kill.<br> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:48:15 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30203 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Interest high in Wyoming wolf licenses Groups intend to sue over Wyoming wolf delisting http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/groups-intend-sue-over-wyoming-wolf-delisting <p>A coalition of environmental groups has filed notice that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's decision to end federal protections for wolves in Wyoming.<br>&nbsp;<br>WildEarth Guardians and other groups announced Monday that they have filed a notice of intent to sue the federal agency.<br>&nbsp;<br>The groups are concerned that the state of Wyoming has classified wolves in most of the state as unprotected predators that could be shot on sight. The state has scheduled a trophy wolf hunt in the area around Yellowstone National Park starting Oct. 1. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:01:41 +0000 The Associated Press 29846 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Groups intend to sue over Wyoming wolf delisting Governor defends Wyoming’s wolf management effort http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/governor-defends-wyoming-s-wolf-management-effort <div style="margin:0;"><font size="2" face="Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Wyoming Governor Matt Mead defended the state</span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">’</span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">s wolf management plan this week</span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">,</span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;"> saying it’s been peer reviewed by scientists</span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="4"><span style="font-size:1 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:22:21 +0000 Bob Beck 29775 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Governor defends Wyoming’s wolf management effort Wyoming wolves removed from Endangered Species List http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-wolves-removed-endangered-species-list <p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing wolves from the Endangered Species List in Wyoming. The animals had almost died out before being added to the list in 1970s, but the population has since rebounded.</p><p>Today’s announcement means Wyoming – not the federal government – will manage wolf populations. The state will allow the animals to be shot on sight as predators in most places, and will require hunting licenses in a few areas. Wolf hunting season is set begin October first.</p><p>The governor’s office says Wyoming’s management plan will ensure that wolves don’t die out.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:57:51 +0000 Willow Belden 29444 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming wolves removed from Endangered Species List Game and Fish approves wolf plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-approves-wolf-plan <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has approved the state&rsquo;s wolf management plan.&nbsp; It allows wolves to be shot on site in most of the state, with hunting seasons scheduled for an area in northwest Wyoming.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:23:32 +0000 Bob Beck 23127 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish approves wolf plan Game and Fish to set wolf hunting seasons http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-set-wolf-hunting-seasons <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will meet this week in Casper to consider setting a hunting season for wolves for the coming fall.</p><p>The commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Casper. It has been holding public meetings around the state on the proposed gray wolf management hunting rules.</p><p>Seasons and license quotas for all big game species, including wild bison, will be established. In addition, the commission will set seasons for upland and early migratory birds and small game as well as turkey seasons for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 hunts.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:54:32 +0000 The Associated Press 22966 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish to set wolf hunting seasons Game and Fish finalizing wolf management regulations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/game-and-fish-finalizing-wolf-management-regulations <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says that it&rsquo;s wolf management plan would reduce wolves from around 350 down to about 200 in the first year.&nbsp;</p><p>Some of this would be done by hunting.&nbsp;</p><p>State Game Warden Brian Nesbit says the state needs to maintain ten breeding pairs and 100 wolves outside of Yellowstone National Park and he says the state will take a conservative approach in reducing the population to avoid risking wolves getting put back on the endangered species list.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:47:37 +0000 Bob Beck 21734 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Game and Fish finalizing wolf management regulations Congresswoman wants to protect Wyoming from lawsuits http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/congresswoman-wants-protect-wyoming-lawsuits <p>Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis will once again ask for congressional support to keep people from suing over Wyoming&rsquo;s ability to manage wolves. Such legislation was approved on behalf of Montana and Idaho. &nbsp;Lummis failed in a previous attempt in December, but she is more optimistic following the Wyoming legislature&rsquo;s passage of wolf management legislation.&nbsp; Lummis says she will also be watching closely to make sure that federal officials support the state.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:46:40 +0000 Bob Beck 21542 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Congresswoman wants to protect Wyoming from lawsuits Mead signs wolf management plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-signs-wolf-management-plan <p>Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill creating a wolf management plan for Wyoming.</p><p>The new law allows the state to manage wolf populations with hunting seasons in northwest Wyoming, and lets hunters shoot the animals on sight in the rest of the state.</p><p>Mead says he&rsquo;s pleased.</p><p>&ldquo;After 18 years of struggle, I think we&rsquo;re well on our way to giving the state management of wolves,&quot; Mead said. &quot;While all plans &ndash; none of them are perfect, a lot of thought and effort went into this.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 01:12:19 +0000 Willow Belden 20725 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead signs wolf management plan Legislature approves wolf plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislature-approves-wolf-plan <div style="margin:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="2"><span style="font-size:16px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">The Wyoming legislature has given final approval to a long</span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">-</span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">awaited wolf management bill.</span></font></span></font></span></font></span></font></div><div style="margin: 0pt Wed, 07 Mar 2012 13:43:38 +0000 Bob Beck 20683 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislature approves wolf plan Conservationists Oppose Wyomings Wolf Plan At Public Meeting http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/conservationists-oppose-wyomings-wolf-plan-public-meeting <p>Wyoming&rsquo;s proposed wolf management plan, which could remove wolves from federal protections, continues to draw ire from conservationists. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosted the state&rsquo;s only public informational meeting about the plan in Riverton Tuesday night.</p><p>Daryle Murphy of the Sierra Club&rsquo;s Wyoming chapter called it a &ldquo;wolf killing plan, not a management plan.&rdquo; He&rsquo;s talking about the plan Gov. Matt Mead and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar agreed to this summer.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 01:18:21 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 15203 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Conservationists Oppose Wyomings Wolf Plan At Public Meeting Meeting over wolf plan to be held in Riverton http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/meeting-over-wolf-plan-be-held-riverton <p>Federal wildlife managers are soliciting public comment on a plan that could see an end to federal protections for Wyoming wolves as soon as next year.<br> Sat, 12 Nov 2011 00:40:56 +0000 Bob Beck 15182 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Meeting over wolf plan to be held in Riverton Wolf deal passes initial committee hurdle http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wolf-deal-passes-initial-committee-hurdle <p>A legislative panel has signed off on a plan that could remove federal protections from gray wolves in<br />Wyoming as early as next year.&nbsp;&nbsp; Sen. Bruce Burns says the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and<br />Cultural Resources Interim Committee approved the plan on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 15:43:06 +0000 The Associated Press 15108 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wolf deal passes initial committee hurdle