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Wyoming wolf public comment period reopened

From today until May 16, Wyomingites will have perhaps a final chance to voice their opinion through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves in the state.According to a release, the service is reopening the comment period for the proposal to “allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule.” Those who have already submitted their comments need not resubmit, as those comments have already been incorporated into the public record.

For years ranchers, hunters and other opponents have had a bone to pick with environmentalists, state agencies and federal entities about the listing and reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone. Many argue that the reintroduction tipped the balance on a food chain rebalanced by hunting and other herd management outside of Yellowstone’s park boundaries. And many ranchers argue their own herds are being culled by the reintroduced species…

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