Beginning today, wolves in Wyoming will be managed by the state under an approved management plan and thus Wyoming's first regulated wolf hunt begins. Wyoming’s wolf management plan is incredibly controversial. It calls for the state to:
- Deem wolves predators in 85% of the state (all but the northwest corner of Wyoming), where they could be killed by any means, at any time, without a license.
- In Wyoming’s northwest corner, right outside Yellowstone National Park, classify wolves as trophy game animals meaning they could only be hunted with a license.
- Maintain only 100 wolves and 10 breeding pairs outside of Yellowstone National Park
If you agree that this delisting decision turns the fate of Wyoming’s wolves over to a hostile State government, please take a moment to thank this coalition of grassroots conservation groups fighting to protect these wolves. For more information about the lawsuit and the state's controversial wolf management plan: http://wolfwatcher.org/news/all-news/litigation-pending-for-wyoming-wolves/