WPR News
10:18 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Gov won't back down on Wolf management plan

Cheyenne, Wy – Gov. Dave Freudenthal says Wyoming remains committed to classifying wolves as predators that could be shot on sight in most of the state.
A federal judge in Montana early this month rejected the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service's move to turn over wolf management to
Idaho and Montana while leaving them listed as an endangered
species in Wyoming.
That decision blocked wolf hunts this fall in Idaho and Montana.
It also means those states won't regain management of their wolves
until Wyoming adopts a plan that can pass muster with the courts.
Freudenthal and several Wyoming lawmakers say they're not
inclined to change their state's plan. They say Wyoming is
committed to pursuing its own lawsuit against the federal wildlife
agency.