WPR News
2:28 pm
Wed February 11, 2004

Legislature Looks at Bill that Would Yield to Feds

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming legislature will move forward with wolf legislation in an effort to resolve a feud with state and federal officials. Following another meeting with U-S fish and wildlife Director Steve Williams Wednesday, Representative Mike Baker of Thermopolis introduced one house bill and will offer a second later this week, to try and reach a compromise by yielding to the federal position on wolves.
Williams met with Baker's Joint Wildlife committee this morning and told them that Wyoming's plan probably cannot be defended in court. Williams suggests they drop the predator tag from the legislation and add in regulated hunting of wolves away from National Parks.