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Reactions and more about Wyoming wolf agreement

CHEYENNE — After years of fighting, the state of Wyoming and the federal government have reached an agreement to remove the state’s roughly 340 wolves from the endangered species list and put them under state control.

The deal between Wyoming and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced today, must now be ratified by the Wyoming Legislature and pass a lengthy federal approval process. Gov. Matt Mead and state officials have also repeatedly touted a congressional no-litigation clause that would protect the agreement against lawsuits from environmental groups and others.

Under the so-called dual-status plan, wolves in the northwest part of the state would be protected as trophy game, meaning they could only be hunted with a license.

In addition, a flex area will be created in Sublette and Lincoln counties, in which wolves would be protected only from October 15 until the end of the following February so they can connect with other wolves in Idaho…

Read the entire article on trib.com: Wyoming, feds reach deal on delisting wolves

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