WPR News
10:52 am
Thu February 12, 2004

Lawmakers Not Sure How to Proceed on Wolf Plan

Cheyenne, Wy – The Senate said no, but the house said yes to a bill that could bring about a compromise on the wolf issue. The Wyoming house will consider a bill that deletes the word predator from the state wolf management plan. The word is a source of trouble for the U-S Fish and Wildlife service who says it wants to delist wolves. But they also told key legislators that they would allow trapping and snaring of wolves outside of the national parks. House Wildlife committee Chairman Mike Baker urged Representatives to send the issue to committee. He says if they don't then the state only has the option to go to court and he says it would be nice to keep some other options on the table.
The Senate defeated a mirror bill to the chagrin of Senator Bruce Burns who objects with the sentiment to take the issue to court.