wolf management http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en 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 Regulators to collect feedback on wolf management plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/regulators-collect-feedback-wolf-management-plan <p>Next week the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will begin a series of public meetings. They&rsquo;ll gather public input on the rules and regulations the department will use to manage wolves in the state.&nbsp;&nbsp; The rules will be finalized by the Game and Fish Commission in April. Chief Game Warden Brian Nesbit and the Department Director Scott Talbott talk with Wyoming Public Radio&rsquo;s Bob Beck.</p><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:36:07 +0000 Bob Beck 21654 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Regulators to collect feedback on wolf management plan 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 Wyoming’s wolf management plan is law http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming%E2%80%99s-wolf-management-plan-law <p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/openspaces.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wpr&amp;MEDIA_ID=1006126&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces "><strong>Listen to the story</strong></a></p><p>Among the issues the Wyoming legislature dealt with this year is a wolf management plan.&nbsp; Lawmakers approved a compromise crafted between Governor Matt Mead and federal officials that allows Wyoming residents to shoot wolves on sight if they are not in protected areas of the state.&nbsp; While a judge may need to eventually sign off on the plan, many lawmakers believe they are closer than managing wolves than ever before.&nbsp; Senator Bruce Burns chairs the committee the oversees wildlife issues in the state.&nbsp; I spoke with him shortly after the bill passed.</p><p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:39:19 +0000 Bob Beck 20852 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming’s wolf management plan is law