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USFWS close to approving Wyoming wolf plan

[large thumbnail url=”usfws-close-to-approving-wyoming-wolf-plan” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”usfws-close-to-approving-wyoming-wolf-plan” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”17″] Cheyenne, Wyo. (Little Chicago Review) – The Wyoming Wildlife Federation Board of Directors voted this past weekend to support Governor Mead’s Wolf Plan that he has negotiated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A caveat to accepting the plan is that the flex area be a permanent trophy game area. According to the Wyoming and U.S. Department of Interior Wolf Management Agreement, the flex area was established to protect wolf dispersers during peak dispersal periods.

WWF Field Director, Joy Bannon, says, “biologically speaking it is more sensible to make the flex line permanent to protect the connectivity between Idaho and Wyoming throughout the year rather than only to protect the wolf dispersal part of the year.”

In the past the Wyoming Wildlife Federation has supported trophy game statewide as the most effective means of managing wolves while providing the Wyoming Game and Fish Department the flexibility to regulate its numbers and to address conflicts. However, WWF understands the political and social realities at this point in time and Wyoming politicians’ commitment to dual status. Our support of Governor Mead’s plan is a major step to see Governor Mead obtain final approval from the Wyoming Legislature…

Read the entire article on littlechicagoreview.com: 2003 wolf plan is close to being approved by U.S. F. & W.

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