By Bob Beck
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House of Representatives has soundly defeated a revised wolf management plan for the state. That means Wyoming officials will try to defend the current management plan in court. Despite attempts by Representative Keith Gingery to make the plan conform to a judge's ruling last summer, speaker after speaker opposed making any changes. Riverton Representative Del McComie stated the views of many when he expressed frustration at the federal government's empty promices. Wyoming has been told by the federal government that its plan was adequate to have wolves removed from the endangered species list.
Representatives from agriculture and some hunting organizations were pleased with the vote.