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About 150 show up for anti-wolf rally in Wyoming

[large thumbnail url=”about-150-show-up-for-anti-wolf-rally-in-wyoming” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”about-150-show-up-for-anti-wolf-rally-in-wyoming” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] According to an article which appeared on the Billings Gazette, 150 people showed up – significantly made up of hunters and outfitters – for a rally in Cody to protest the fact that Wyoming does not have control of the wolf management.

Many of the attendees were ranchers, guides, hunters and outfitters and their major contention is that Wyoming does not currently have the ability to manage wolves like Montana and Idaho.

The primary reason is that the federal agencies don’t believe the plan submitted by the state is sufficient for maintaining the necessary wolf population in the state.

From the Billings Gazette article:

CODY — Citing what they said was a long string of broken promises by federal wildlife managers, a number of speakers shared their frustrations with the effects of wolves on wildlife populations and small businesses during a rally Saturday in City Park.

Gubernatorial candidate Colin Simpson told a crowd of about 150 that it was “absolutely ridiculous that we have not been able to manage” wolves to curb their predation on elk and moose.

Simpson, who worked as a state legislator to help craft Wyoming’s wolf management plan, said that federal wildlife managers have engaged in “grossly negligent mismanagement” of wolves in the area around Yellowstone National Park…

Read the entire article from billingsgazette.com: Cody hosts rally for Wyoming wolf management

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