By Bob Beck
Cheyenne, WY – State Representatives have signed off on a six million dollar effort to expand predator control in Wyoming. Most of the money would provide a shot in the arm for local predator control districts, which some believe are sorely in need of more money. Sheridan representative Jack Landon tried unsuccessfully to get sportsman groups removed from Predator control because they are too high profile and could bring a negative reaction from the public. Cheyenne Representative Doug Samuelson argues that working with sporting groups can lead to positive management. Samuelson says without proper predator management, wildlife like the swift fox could soon be a candidate for the endangered species list. The legislation now heads to the Senate.