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Wyoming wolf management plan clears first

[large thumbnail url=”wyoming-wolf-management-plan-clears-first” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”wyoming-wolf-management-plan-clears-first” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”16″] The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on Wednesday approved changes to the state’s wolf management plan — the first step toward removing the animals from the federal endangered species list.

At a special meeting in Casper, Game and Fish commissioners voted unanimously to bring state regulations into line with a landmark agreement announced last month by Gov. Matt Mead and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials.

Under the agreement, unhindered killing of wolves would be allowed in all but the northwest part of the state, where they could only be hunted with a license.

The plan also establishes a “flex zone” covering northern Sublette and Lincoln counties, as well as southern Teton County, in which wolves would be protected only from Oct. 15 until the end of the following February

Read the entire article on trib.com: Wyoming wolf management plan clears first

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