Mead says he wants progress on wolf issue

Laramie, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead says he has been working behind the scenes to try to resolve in-state disputes over the management of wolves.

Mead says he has been working with Wyoming stakeholders to see if common ground can be reached, and that might mean changing how the state proposes to manage wolves. "I do feel a concern that every year Wyoming fails to do something the number of wolves grows," he said. "I think we are at about 320 wolves in Wyoming and the plan was for 15 breeding pairs and 150 wolves. So we are at more than double and we continue to lose moose, elk and livestock."

Mead says he does not know if a compromise can be reached, but he says that he is trying everything he can to make some headway on the issue.