Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill creating a wolf management plan for Wyoming.
The new law allows the state to manage wolf populations with hunting seasons in northwest Wyoming, and lets hunters shoot the animals on sight in the rest of the state.
Mead says he’s pleased.
“After 18 years of struggle, I think we’re well on our way to giving the state management of wolves," Mead said. "While all plans – none of them are perfect, a lot of thought and effort went into this.”
The next step is for the Game and Fish Department to revise its wolf management and wolf hunting regulations.