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Public comments sought for Wyoming wolf regulations

Wolves and wolf management are issues that have certainly been buzzing and circulating across the entire mountain west region for some time now, with recent discussion to end federal protections of the animals and allow wolf hunts.Public sentiment toward the wolves have not commonly been seen as popular, especially with recent actions of wolves in the Jackson area; but now, that public opinion is being sought by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to gather feelings toward the new wolf management and wolf hunting regulations.

According to the Game and Fish Department, these regulations are the next step towards getting wolves removed from the federal list of threatened and endangered species in Wyoming.

Last August, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar reached an agreement to move forward with delisting the animal, and under that agreement, Wyoming will maintain at least 100 wolves and 10 breeding pairs outside of Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Reservation. The current Trophy Game Management Area in northwest Wyoming will extend about 50 miles to the south from its current location near the Wyoming/Idaho border. Wolves in this seasonal expansion area will be managed as trophy game from Oct. 15 to the last day of February. During the rest of the year, wolves in this seasonal expansion area will be designated as predators…

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