Wolf Legislation Expected

Cheyenne, WY – Despite the fact a legislative committee did not endorse new wolf legislation, a co-chairman of that committee believes there will be some movement between the state and federal governments on wolves. Representative Mike Baker notes the agricultural community is having trouble trusting the Wyoming Game and Fish Department won't let wolf numbers get out of control. And while Baker likes having predator status in the plan, he is willing to allow the Game and Fish to manage wolves through hunting licenses. Baker hopes the state can adjust it s wolf legislation, so the federal government can move forward with de-listing. He thinks that might require compromises on both sides. Baker and Senator Bruce Burns are expected to write the legislation to address federal concerns.