CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming is asking a federal judge not to allow a coalition of environmental groups to pull the plug on a lawsuit they filed challenging last year’s decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to turn over management of wolves to the state. Continue reading
Described as “disturbing” and erected by a “shadowy” group, Cody, WY. residents are having strong reactions to the new billboard from Project:WOLF Continue reading
Standing in the middle of the National Elk Refuge, a small band of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees watch the approaching helicopter. Continue reading
Wyoming biologists have been hard at work collaring and counting wolves in the five weeks since the state’s first regulated hunt of the canines came to a close. Continue reading
Hunters have killed two radio-collared wolves that roamed Grand Teton National Park, localizing a debate about the legal killing of “park” wolves used for research. Continue reading
HOWLColorado received news of the death of 832F, perhaps the most famous of all of Yellowstone’s remaining wolves, last Saturday via an email from a devastated advocate. The news was both saddening, and yet inevitable. Continue reading
The rate at which wolves are dying in Wyoming is much lower than officials were expecting – Could it be that the population is not in need of control?
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)’s recent decision to lift the federal regulation protecting wolves in Wyoming — and allow hunters and ranchers to shoot wolves on sight across 90 percent of the state — has reignited the decades-old conflict between wildlife conservation objectives and the ranching industry. Continue reading
In Montana and Idaho in 2009, gray wolves were prematurely removed from the federal endangered species list. The decision left these magnificent predators subject to state management plans that were crafted to satisfy hunters and ranchers rather than to protect wolves. Continue reading
A threat to genetic diversity and legal precedent could undermine a decision to give Wyoming control of its wolf population, a Vermont Law School professor says.
As expected, on Monday environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for lifting wolf protections and opening the way for a hunt in Wyoming. Earthjustice, which has won a Wyoming wolf lawsuit in the past, remains dissatisfied with the Wyoming plan to manage wolves as predators in 85 percent of state when federal protections end Sept. 30.
The predator classification will allow anyone to kill wolves at any time by any means, no license required.
In a trophy-game area in northwest Wyoming, a hunt capped at 52 animals will begin Oct. 1…
Read the entire article on jhnewsandguide.com: Expert: Impending wolf suit could stick
There’s a lot more to restoring an endangered species than simply getting enough animals to breed in the wild. They return to a changed area, narrower and more hostile, where humans occupy more space. Sometimes this works out fine; the bald eagle has been a stunning success story. Continue reading
Almost 40 years passed before anyone thought to miss the gray wolf. Wolves, along with grizzlies, had been deliberately eradicated in western states in the name of protecting people and their livestock. The last wolf in Colorado was killed in the 1930s. By the time they were added to the list of endangered species protected by the Endangered Species Act in 1974, they existed only in a small corner of northeastern Minnesota. Continue reading
Wyoming continues to go its own way when it comes to hunting, approving proposed regulations for the gray wolf to be shot on sight in most of the state, and establishing a hunting season for the declining sage grouse. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
CHEYENNE, Wyo.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Wyoming has passed legislation and an amendment to its wolf-management plan that will meet federal approval and trigger removal of Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the state. Continue reading
Hunting, according to officials, will account for a little over half of all Wyoming wolf deaths if the plans continue to remove wolves from the endangered species list for the state. Continue reading
(MSNBC) The gray wolf, soon to be off the endangered species list in Wyoming, will have a new official title in 86 percent of the state: predator. That means anyone may shoot a wolf on sight, no permit required. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Congressional negotiators, at the insistence of the White House, killed a budget rider that would have prohibited lawsuits against a pending agreement to remove Wyoming wolves from the endangered species list, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., said Friday. Continue reading
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some Environmental groups say they intend to press the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand protections for wolves in Wyoming when the federal agency takes public comment next week on a wolf management plan.