Democrat Says Follow Feds on Wolves

Casper, WY – Do not add State Senator Keith Goodenough to the list of those surprised by the federal government's rejection of Wyoming's wolf plan. Goodenough, a member of the Legislature's Travel, Recreation, and Wildlife Committee, also does not favor fighting the federal government over Wyoming's wording. Goodenough believes they were warned that predator status could be a problem, and now that the plan's been rejected, he thinks the state has no choice but to meet federal demands. He notes that federal officials told the committee they could have as liberal a hunting policy as the state wants. He thinks that could make up for losing predator status and satisfy the state's Agricultural Community, which wants to keep "predator" in Wyoming's plan.