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Wed February 22, 2012
Initial Approval Given To Wolf Management Plan
The State Senate voted to give initial support for a wolf management plan for Wyoming today/Thursday. The multi-year compromise was developed by the Governor and Federal officials over the summer and involved a number of public meetings.
Senator Dan Dockstader of Afton says there are 2 key components in the bill….
“Under the legislation the plan calls for ten breeding pairs and at least 100 wolves outside of Yellowstone National Park. The second main point trophy game management area will go from October 15th to the final day in February.”
Dockstader notes that the trophy game area is centered around Grand Teton National Park, while wolves can be shot on sight in the rest of the state. The bill will be debated by the Senate two more times.